Originally Posted by ChuNalt787
lurk are you sure he needs that? For example my psu has emty things that could be plugged in. Isnt that just for if you dont have any more plugs?
Normally speaking an older system has only enough power plugs(molex connectors) for what is already installed. Especially branded computers like dell,hp,etc.(they don't give you anything extra)
So it was a reasonable suggestion as to what he needed.
Now there are a lot of PSU that are installed with "empty things" that could be plugged in. Most are for other types of connections...AMD set-ups use a certain set of plugs and Intel uses another certain set. Both sets are usually installed on a PSU because the unit is AMD/Pentium switchable and the manufacturer doesn't know what you will be using. With a branded named computer the PSU is usually proprietary and will have only one set of the connectors for whatever chip they use.
For the newer builds of today the PSU is a switchable type with more power and more plugs for all that needs to be installed. But even then you will run out because of fans and extra drives and all.