Solved ATX_12v 8 pin adapter?

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June 24, 2011 at 09:32:33
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II x6 / 4gb ddr3 1333 RAM
I just received all the parts for a computer I am planning to build. The motherboard is a Gigabyte-GA-880GMA-USB3 880G R. My CPU is the AMD Phenom II X6. I got a deal online on a case and power supply but when it showed up, it had old 4-pin Molex connectors and other semi out dated connectors. The motherboard has an 8 pin ATX_12V connector. MY PSU does not have the correct connection for this. Is there anyway I can get an adapter to fit this? or do i have to buy an entirely new PSU?

PICTURES:

This is the three connector types that the PSU has (besides sata power):

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This is female connector for the ATX_12v on the motherboard:

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Here is a picture of the case (just to show you guys):

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#1
June 24, 2011 at 09:39:59
Have a look here, and then google to find the necessary adapter. But personally I would buy a decent new PSU. The one that came with your case is probably an El Cheapo commodity one. Or is it a decent make?

Cheap PSUs are a false economy.


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#2
June 24, 2011 at 10:04:32
Well i guess I get what i paid for. I need to start looking for a new PSU. Hahaha my 600 dollar budget is now a $700+ project.

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#3
June 24, 2011 at 11:37:57
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"Well i guess I get what i paid for"

Exactly right. And the power supply is NOT the place to cut corners. When you buy a cheapo case that comes packaged with a power supply, you're guaranteed to get low end garbage. I don't understand the logic behind paying close to $200 for a CPU & $100 for a board, then connecting it up to a $20 PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
June 24, 2011 at 15:29:25
Post the model of the power supply.

I have seen manuals that said you can use only the square 4 pin connector instead of the 8 pin. That said, your processor is 125W model, I believe. You need the 8 pin connector. 4 pin connector may work with a less power hungry processor.

Out of curiosity, how much was the case?


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#5
July 7, 2011 at 19:30:11
Hahaha the case was 45 dollars. I have another question. I bought another power supply. its a Galaxis 500 modular power supply. I plugged it into my system and connected everything and pressed the power button. It went on for a few seconds the LED fans spun, the CPU fan spun and the LED eyes on the front of the case lit up all for about 5 seconds and then everything stopped. Does this mean the PSU is dead? Or could something else be wrong.

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#6
July 8, 2011 at 04:12:54
That means you probably bought another piece of junk power supply.

How much did you pay for that PSU?

Why didn't you ask for help with that selection?

Where in the world do you live?


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#7
July 8, 2011 at 08:00:51
I live in mass and i bought off newegg. My friend got this power supply and he said it works fine for him. I also based my decision on the reviews that are on the site. 70% said the PSU was awesome and they had no problems. 7 percent said it was DOA and the other 23% said it was okay but it wasnt perfect.

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#8
July 8, 2011 at 10:07:57
You didn't say what you paid for it. That is a good measure of quality. If you paid like $20/30 then you can figure it is not a good quality unit.

I looked on the newegg site and didn't find anything with the name galaxis 500. I did find one on ebay for $42.

Even if you bought a quality unit if it is undersized it still will not get the job done.


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#9
July 8, 2011 at 21:09:44
Okay so I am returning the psu for a refund and I was wondering if I could get some help with buying another. My system is as follows:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3 880G R
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 3.0ghz
RAM: G-skill Ripjaw Gaming series (blue) 4gb ram (2x2gb)
500gb sata hard drive
Sony DVD and RW+ burner
Case has 2 built in 80mm fans with blue LEDs
Case also has two blue eyes on front that are LEDs

I would like to know what wattage power supply I need and if there are any good name brands. My budget is 60 dollars (might go a little more for a modular PSU)


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#10
July 8, 2011 at 22:03:52
What about a graphics card? That is where much of the power is consumed.

You didn't state which Phenom II x6 you have. Some are 95W & 125W. Either way, the CPU accounts for only 10.5A@12V. Some graphics cards can draw up to 300W, which is 25A@12V. Your board is crossfire, which means you could run two cards @25A each. Need to know what graphics you intend to use. Onboard only draws about 8A@12V.


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#11
July 9, 2011 at 05:14:53
Well at the moment I am using the on board graphics card. But I plan to upgrade in the future once i get some more cash. The CPU is a 125W. I used an online calculator and it said i need at least 480W. But when i get a graphics card I will probably need more right?

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#12
July 12, 2011 at 06:22:11
The two kinds i see that i can afford are a coolermaster 600W and a Corsair 700W

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#13
July 12, 2011 at 09:40:07
The Corsair PSU linked below will do the job for all but the most power hungry graphics cards as long as you are only using one card, not two. Unit has a $20 rebate until 7/18/2011,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Unit has a 5 year warranty.


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#14
July 13, 2011 at 11:39:36
Thanks for the help OtheHill. I did not want to buy offline so I went to a store near me and purchased this unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

It works great and has a three year warranty. Thanks for all the help!


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#15
July 13, 2011 at 12:36:13
You mean you didn't want to buy online? Good PSU.

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