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Kiajoon

Anyone using a 20 pin PSU?

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This thread is very typical. Great effort has been made in terms of recommended hardware. Despite that, some people choose (already decided) what they were going to use but pose the question anyway.

 

A recommended item has a much higher rate of success than non recommended items. But that is not a 100% guarantee. So you will have some people who use a recommended item and have issues and some people who use non recommended items and have success.

 

So you can "choose" hear the very few success stories and select a non recommended item - at your own risk.

 

Case in point and a mild example at that

 

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46739

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Your 34a rating is a peak rating, it is closer to 24a.

 

Using the adaptor can be bad if the PSU cannot handle the extra load required for the extra 4 pins. (as already mentioned.)

 

So it can put more strain on the transformers inside the PSU.

 

DFI recommends a 24pin ATX PSU for a good reason and if you wish to ignore this simple requirement you should not be using their products.

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but you are in no position to be advising DFI customers that a 20pin PSU is ok or using an adaptor is ok, DFI have clearly stated the minimum PSU requirement:

 

PSU must be at least 480W and a native 24pin PSU (ATX v2.1 or v2.2)

 

If you choose to ignore this requirement that is your problem but do not come here in the forum and start boasting about it as your actions can be harmful to DFI and their customers.

 

 

Kiajoon

No it will not be fine, it does not cost a lot of money to get a decent 24pin PSU.

I am closing this thread as you have all the answers you need.

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