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#262195 9-Jan-2020 17:13
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I’m trying to assemble my computer.

A few questions regarding power.

I’m using my older power supply for a new build. I’ve got my CPU, RAM and hard drives all connected.

I’ve got my big 24 pin plug connected. What else would I need to connect it and power it up?

There is a 8pin ATC 12V plug but I’ve got no 8 pin plugs in my old power supply, I’ve got 6+2 plugs from the same wire? Is this a must have?

I’m keen to get it tested as the wire work is a bit of a headache

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  #2389153 9-Jan-2020 17:16
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6+2 sounds like its a PCI-E power so wont work on the motherboard only for a graphics card

 

what CPU PSU motherboard Etc did you get, you will likely need the 8 pin cpu power connector for it to function correctly.

 

 


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  #2389155 9-Jan-2020 17:23
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What's the model of your power supply and motherboard, if you are in Auckland I can help you.


 
 
 
 




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  #2389158 9-Jan-2020 17:27
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ACBel R88 power supply with an Airbus B450 board

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  #2389163 9-Jan-2020 17:33
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kiwis: ACBel R88 power supply with an Airbus B450 board

 

Can't find much about that Power supply and the bit I can recommend to stay away, you should have the 24 pin motherboard power connector, then a 8 pin CPU power connector to plug into the top left on the motherboard, as well as a PCI-E power connection don't get these mixed up, if your power supply doesn't have the CPU connection you will need a new one one.

 

This is the CPU power connector: http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps4plus4




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  #2389164 9-Jan-2020 17:35
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Okay, so a new power supply needed too.

If I turned it on without what connection would I have done any damage?

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  #2389166 9-Jan-2020 17:37
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kiwis: Okay, so a new power supply needed too.

If I turned it on without what connection would I have done any damage?

 

No it just won't switch on, your power supply should at least have a 4pin, but this most likely won't work and it isn't recommended to run off just a 4 pin, so yeah I would recommend a new power supply.




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  #2389167 9-Jan-2020 17:39
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Might be a bit late for that, I wanted to see if the fans etc were connected.

So I need a new power supply, can you recommend what I need around 600-760W

 
 
 
 


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  #2389168 9-Jan-2020 17:39
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kiwis: Okay, so a new power supply needed too.

If I turned it on without what connection would I have done any damage?

 

dobut it will even switch on

 

what are the rest of the components in the build? if its a pretty simple build a 500-550w PSU will be fine


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  #2389169 9-Jan-2020 17:40
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please list what components you have


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  #2389170 9-Jan-2020 17:42
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kiwis: Might be a bit late for that, I wanted to see if the fans etc were connected.

So I need a new power supply, can you recommend what I need around 600-760W

 

Any Coolermaster, Corsair, EVGA or FSP really, if I had to recommend one it would be either of these:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PSUEVG11600/EVGA-600-GD-600W-80-Gold-Power-supply--5-year-limi

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PSUEVG11700/EVGA-700-GD-700W-80-Gold-Power-supply--5-year-limi

 

Depends on your requirements and if you want a modular or semi modular one, the ones above are not modular.

 

If you want a cleaner, less messy build then go for semi modular or fully modular they cost $30 / $60 more respectively.

 

If you want a fully modular one with a amazing warranty, these either of these will do:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PSUCLM7750/Cooler-Master-V-750W-80Plus-Gold-Full-Modular-Powe

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PSUEVG14750/EVGA-SuperNOVA-750W-G3-80-Gold-Full-Modular-Power

 

 

 

Depends on your budget and what you want, golden rule though is to never cheap out on your power supply.




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  #2389171 9-Jan-2020 17:43
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RTX Super
16GB ram ddr4
3600x
3x HDD

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  #2389172 9-Jan-2020 17:45
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kiwis: RTX Super
16GB ram ddr4
3600x
3x HDD

 

there are 3 versions of the RTX super and all have different power requirements




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  #2389173 9-Jan-2020 17:53
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My old board is a ASUS M5A97 board, does this confirm or help confirm I have the wrong power supply?

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  #2389174 9-Jan-2020 17:55
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kiwis: My old board is a ASUS M5A97 board, does this confirm or help confirm I have the wrong power supply?

 

Your old board took a 8 pin CPU power connector so you shouldn't have a problem with your new board.

 

Judging by what you have I would still highly recommend you buy a new power supply unit.




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  #2389175 9-Jan-2020 18:06
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That was the plan next.

But it should work, how can I tell what one is my power then or should any 6+2 work?

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