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Does it really need EPS & true 24 pins PSU

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My mobo is P5B Wifi deluxe. It has EPS (8 pins) and 24 pins connectors. I'm using my old PSU (ultra X connect) which only has ATX 4pins and "20 to 24" pins cable. It work just fine. I even OC quite a bit then there is no problem at all.
So, What is the points of EPS 8 pins and true 24 pins PSU? Do I really need a new PSU with EPS and true 24 pins connectors?
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You don't need a new PSU. if anything, you would only need this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201005
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Originally Posted by ngocrebel
My mobo is P5B Wifi deluxe. I'm using my old PSU (ultra X connect)
Those PSUs are a big pile of :turd:

Anyhow, I have an EPS12 PSU but I'm only using the 4 pin connector in my MoBo, so you don't need a 4 pin-to-8 pin connector for your P5B Dlx and Core 2 Duo CPU.
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Its not worth it to buy a new PSU over. I hooked it up on my DFI as the manual said it is recommend but not needed if you dont have one.

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as long as you aren't having any problems you don't need to upgrade. the extra pins suppy more power for extra stability. Yeah, it's better but not necessary.

I'd upgrade your psu just because you have an x-connect though... I wouldn't trust one of them in any of my systems!
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