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hey guys, i was wondering if i would be better off with a 20Pin into my new board, the DFI Ultra-D, OR should i get a converter for it and use a 20-24pin converter. Any help would be appriciated. Im looking to run my 500W Ultra PSU for another... 8 months, so quite awhile. I know it will be unstable either way, but which one would be the best option.

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post #2 of 10
It would work without a problem, actually I think the 4 Extra pins go to extra power for the GPU if I can remember. So if you don't have a high power hungry GPU, you should be fine.
    
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Ummmmm....the DFI sorta needs everything you got. New psu :d
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My friends been running his DFI Ultra with a 500W Ultra PSU for quite some time and he only had a minor problem that was not caused by the power supply. It should be fine.
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post #5 of 10
The X-connect series has a 20 to 24 power cable that you can buy for like $10, I'd recommend that.
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post #6 of 10
You'll prob be okay with a 20 pin psu and the Ultra-D, but I'd advise that you don't push any overclock you do (pref none with a 20 pin psu). I fried 2 sticks of ram doing this on my old board and there were many others on DFI Street who had the same thing happen to them as well.
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post #7 of 10
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so i should or shouldnt get this converter?

My card will be an X800 GTO2..
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Yes I think you should if you want to overclock.
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post #9 of 10
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ml#post1405119

I also have an ULTRA PSU and using the 20-24 pin I haven't had any problems. It may work just as well with 20 pins, but I know 20-24 is stable as can be with sizeable OC's on my CPU and GPU.
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This is what I was using(but in silver) http://www.ultraproducts.com/product...&productID=233

I was powering this rig with a 7600GS instead of the X1900XT with a 400w x-connect.
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