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Old 12-22-2008, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default I have no clue what power supply I need

So I just bought all new stuff for an old cool case I never built from like 5 years ago probably, anyways I got a MSI K982 platinum and an amd x2 6000 3,1ghz and other goodies.. anyways the power supply is only like 430w and then when I went to plug the main power plug in, it was 4 pins to small? is this ok or do I need a new power supply which is what I'm guessing is the case, if so what power and kinda do I need? are all new ones with the new plug? Is the rest of the case useable? It has the front power supply with supposibly temp minitoring and fan control ect.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:24 AM   #2
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You have one of the new 8 phase power motherboards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812706002
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Default Re: I have no clue what power supply I need

All new motherboards now have a 24 pin main connector as opposed to the older standard 20 pin. You can use the older power supply, but I would suggest getting a new one to avoid any potential problems.

A great choice that won't break the bank would be an Antec Basiq BP500UB 500W for only $39.99. It's a good quality PSU and offers plenty of power for most any setup.
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OH! I thought he meant CPU power, haha. I apologize.
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