I'm looking to upgrade my psu to something a little more powerful. My computer randomly shuts down at times and I believe it's because of my crappy 450 Watt PSU that came with the case. Anyways I'm wondering what will be compatible. Here are my specs just in case you need to know:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Motherboard: P5N-E SLI
(click on link for specs)
Kingston (2x512MB) PC2 4200 DDR2 RAM
Western Digital 250GB SATA HD
Not sure what specific model. I got it off my old computer. It connects into the IDE/PATA drive. Reads DVDs, reads and writes CDs and DVD+Rs
My first concern is about the primary power connector. My motherboard says it uses a 24 pin power connector. But I also plugged in a 4 pin power connector on the motherboard, (close to the cpu). So, in my mind I thought I would need a PSU that could connect to the motherboard with a 24pin and a 4 pin connector. But I've gotten really confused when searching on newegg. I can chose from 20 pin, 24 pin, or 20 +4pin in the power search menu. What the heck? I am really confused about this. I thought I needed a 24 pin and
a 4 pin. (And it's not helping that 20+4=24! Does a 24pin equal a 20 +4pin?) Theres no option to search for 24pin +4pin, which is what I think I really need. Could someone clear all this up for me?
My second concern is whether my IDE cd-rom drive can be connected to the psu. I've been searching and none of the psu specs say anything about IDE cables. But I think this won't be a problem because my current psu connects to my cd-rom drive with a similar cable that connects to my SATA hard drive.
Here are some of the PSUs I've been looking. Most of these are 20 +4 pin so I'm not sure they are compatiable. I'm looking to get something around $40-$80 dollars. Decent wattage, SLI support is a plus, definitely Dual 12V Rail. Please take a look.