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Power supply compatibility?


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#1 ElfN

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 09:20 PM

We've all been there . . . start a computer build and something doesn't match/fit/work .  .  .  I'm there.  I have a Thermaltake 500w power supply and the second power cable is a 6 socket, not an 8 socket.  The motherboard is MSI Z170 Gaming with aforementioned 8 socket JP2.  I'm all put together, stuck and feel like I'm at the prom without a date.

 

Do I have to replace my power supply?  Is there a work-around?  What are my options?

 



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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:34 PM

6pin is likely for the gpu not the cpu. TWo seperate 4pin connectors are for the cpu.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 03:47 PM

Check your mobo manaul too, as some mobos that have the 8-pin plug will also accept and work with a single 4-pin to power it. 



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:56 PM

The existing PS has only a single 4 pin. As this build is for gaming I've ordered a modular PS with the necessary 8 pin connection.  With one m.2 installed and 2 sata spin-ups, I should be in good shape with the new PS.  Not having a nest of unneeded cables in my case will be a refreshing change.






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