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Upgrading Psu

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I have an antec 380watt truepower and its lasted for a good while now, but I think Im putting too bigger load on it. As it is im running 4 hard drives, 2 dvd/cd drives, heaps of fans and lights.

 

However as it is, it is struggling and I want to add more hard drives which will make it even worse. I think the connector on my mobo is 20 pin plus the 4 pin aux connector. However when I look at some PSUs for sale, they only have a single 24 pin plug? Im assuming this will NOT be compatible with my mobo. I want to buy a new power supply that fits my pc and still allows for future upgradability, so what type of power supply should I buy?

 

If I buy a 20 pin + 4 pin PSU, will it still work with the newer motherboards that accept a single 24 pin connector? I dont want to be having to use adapters.

 

Thanks for any help as Im a pretty confused, and if Im going to spend money now, I may as well make it last a while!

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: I think I found what I might be looking for. This following psu states that it has a 24 pin connector with DETATCHABLE 4 pin connector for universal motherboard compatability.

 

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=22550

 

 

What do you guys think?

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A lot of new PSUs that I have seen have a 20 pin cable with the extra 4 as a detatchable set. If you buy one of these I doubt that you would have any problems with your current, or any future motherboard.

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Guest Raven65

I'd try the enermax 600w Noisetaker. It's run great for me. And they did recall the bad lot that they had.

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What makes you assume your current PSU can't handle your system? Have you checked your voltages with a digital multimeter? If your voltages are fine then don't bother spending more money on a PSU. If however your voltages are not up to par then you might want to consider upgrading. Again check your voltages with a digital multimeter first.

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^^unless your system is getting unstable, its nothing to worry about, and there would be no reason to get a new psu.

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