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I decided to use a micro-ATX mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662) for my build and in another thread decided to get a new PSU for it.

I've noticed the normal sized PSU's that I've been looking at don't have 4-pin connectors for the CPU power, but when I search for micro-ATX PSU's this isn't a problem.

These are the two PSU's I have in mind:

Normal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104178

Micro : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104131

Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146084

So do I need a micro-ATX type PSU for that type of motherboard? Do I need to match the PSU to the motherboard or is micro-ATX just a function of size in relation to the space it's mounted in? The case being used takes micro and normal ATX mobo's, it's a normal mid-tower case. I'm unsure if a micro-ATX PSU would mount.
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They have a 4 pin its just the 8 pin that can be split into two 4 pins

And i would not touch those two
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A normal size PSU will normally have an 8 pin connector but it is actually 4+4 pin. There is a break in the middle allowing you to use a 4 pin socket or an 8 pin.

Buy the ATX PSU if you are using that case.

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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

A normal size PSU will normally have an 8 pin connector but it is actually 4+4 pin. There is a break in the middle allowing you to use a 4 pin socket or an 8 pin.

Buy the ATX PSU if you are using that case.

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Thanks for the info, I'll look for that type of connector.

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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

They have a 4 pin its just the 8 pin that can be split into two 4 pins

And i would not touch those two

And what would you touch in the ~400-500 watt range?
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Originally Posted by Esperante View Post

Thanks for the info, I'll look for that type of connector.
And what would you touch in the ~400-500 watt range?

XFX Core Edition as the cheapest

Seasonic G if you have the money for it
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