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My friend and I are each building our first comptuers and we decied to do it together and his PSU that he orderd has a 20 pin connector and his mobo needs a 24 pin. I didnt realize this when he orderded it and I was wondering if there is a connector he can order or is he screwed.

 

Please dont insult or flame because we are both new at this.

 

-Thanks

 

Oh yea and I got mine right so if you want to yell at someone direct it torwards him :P

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My friend and I are each building our first comptuers and we decied to do it together and his PSU that he orderd has a 20 pin connector and his mobo needs a 24 pin.  I didnt realize this when he orderded it and I was wondering if there is a connector he can order or is he screwed.

 

Please dont insult or flame because we are both new at this.

 

-Thanks

 

Oh yea and I got mine right so if you want to yell at someone direct it torwards him :P

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it depends really on the setup, but people usually say its best if you do get a 24 pin psu

 

whats the specs? Vid card, CPu, mobo?

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You can buy a 20 to 24 pin converter on newegg. but i would just recommend to send the psu back and order a 24 pin version.

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I agree with everyone else. It is best to use what is required. The 20-24 Pin converters are really a waste of money. All they do is draw more current from exsisting Lines on the 20 Pin connector, which can lead to instability.

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I believe it depends on the specs of the computer and some amount of chance/luck. Some people are running DFI boards with 400w, 20-pin PSUs without any problems...

 

Your best bet is to use what's recommended though. Get a 24-pin PSU if you can.

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