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I am building my mom a computer for Mother's Day, and I got a combo deal from Fry's for an ECS GeForce 6100PM-M2 (Seen here: Link)

The motherboard needs a 24 Pin connector from the power supply...

I also bought a case from Fry's. It's an Xa Combo Pack by RaidMax (Link)

The power supply is a 20+4 Pin connection... Do I need to go out and buy a new power supply and switch it out, or how do I rig this up?
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20+4 meaning 20 and then an extra four if you need it.

As in, it fits, use the extra 4 pins since you need the extra four. (20+4=24. )

You can use only 20 pins on most 24-pin motherboards, though, incase you didn't know. I'd really invest in a PSU other than RaidMax ... VERY bad PSUs.
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From the reviews I have read, it looks like I should get a new power supply regardless lol
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post #4 of 14
You're good. 20 + 4 is the same as a 24-pin connector, only backward compatible with older 20-pin connectors (by 'snapping off' the extra 4 pins). Just line up the extra four pins with the other 20, and you'll be good (there is only one way it will fit).

Only comment: Raidmax? I sure hope (and think) this is a rig that doesn't need a lot of power (onboard GPU I guess). Pick up something else is my advice regardless.
    
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Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
20+4 meaning 20 and then an extra four if you need it.

As in, it fits, use the extra 4 pins since you need the extra four. (20+4=24. )

You can use only 20 pins on most 24-pin motherboards, though, incase you didn't know. I'd really invest in a PSU other than RaidMax ... VERY bad PSUs.
Thanks Pook! I will definitely go out and get something a little better lol Maybe an Antec or something.
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What are the specs of the rig? If indeed it is onboard...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703010



A real PC Power & Cooling in a rig like that... pretty fancy eh

Of course this FSP is also good, and cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104045
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
You're good. 20 + 4 is the same as a 24-pin connector, only backward compatible with older 20-pin connectors (by 'snapping off' the extra 4 pins). Just line up the extra four pins with the other 20, and you'll be good (there is only one way it will fit).

Only comment: Raidmax? I sure hope (and think) this is a rig that doesn't need a lot of power (onboard GPU I guess). Pick up something else is my advice regardless.
I got her an AMD X2 processor. Nothing very high end at all. And yes, onboard video. I think I will go pick up a 400-500w PSU or something in a few moment. I don't want this thing frying in a week =P Thanks for all the feedback guys. I learn something new every day.
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You can use that psu.It just seperates the 4pin so you can use it on a 20pin motherboard.
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post #9 of 14
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What are the specs of the rig?
2GB DDR2 RAM, AMD AM2 X2 processor, onboard video, 160GB Western Digital Hard Drive, LG DVD writer... All she really does is use the internet, and her poor HP desktop is several years old and ready to die lol
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Trying to find out what kind of processor it is. The combo deal was 119 bucks for a mobo+processor... so it was one of the low end ones, of course.

Found it:
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AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+
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