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Will my x-connect be able to handle a opteron 148, sli-dr expert, 7800gt , 3 fans, hd, and a dvd-rom drive? It has 34 amps on the 12 volt rail. This is also supposing i do not overclock and get a 20-24 pin adapter? Will this ITLEAST be stable until i can buy an OCZ powerstream?
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Generally, it's a bad idea to use an adapter (or not use one) for the 20/24 pin issue. That issue aside, your proposed system would probably tax your PSU about as far as it can go. If you go with SLI down the road, it almost definitely would be inadequate. If you can afford it, I would strongly suggest getting a good 24 pin PSU with the other components. The Antec TPII 550 has been as low as $75 recently, and that's a killer price for a very solid PSU.
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yes, however would this system be STABLE if i did not overclock? thats all i'm wondering currently...
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I've read in more than one place that using a 20 pin PSU on a 24 pin mobo can actually damage the components. Personally, it's a risk I wouldn't be willing to take even at stock speeds.
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Whats the problem with getting a 24-pin PSU?
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ares545
You've gotten advice against doing this in at least three threads that I've found. You can go ahead and use the 20 pin connector as you choose, but the numerous people who are suggesting that you don't do it are only looking out for your interests.
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post #8 of 10
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i just need to know if i can do this or not. As i don't have the money right now to buy a 24-pin psu but will in the future. Can, not should or shouldn't.. CAN I. As I also will not be doing it for long.
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post #9 of 10
I used to have a 20 pin PSU in my sytem for a LONG time (over a year) until I got my AWESOME OCZ PowerStream. I would say go ahead, DO NOT OVERCLOCK and get that new PSU ASAP! Also, don't bother with an adapter, just stick the 20 pins into the 24 pin thingy, they should only fit one way.
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post #10 of 10
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sticking a 20 pin connector into a 24 pin thing will still work? I doubt this is true because then why would they make adapters?
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