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post #11 of 14
in addition to what everyone above me said, I don't think that you should get the A8N32-SLi, not if you're going to get an ATi videocard, if you want ati, I think you should get the A8R32-MVP, its a crossfire board, and I do believe you get slightly better performance as well as support for crossfire, somthing that the A8N32-SLi dosen't have and you would be unable to upgrade to if you were to buy the A8N32-SLi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131004 << A8R32-MVP.
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post #12 of 14
Well it aparently depends on who you ask.

If you have to buy a new PSU, then get one that fits.
If you have one with 20pin, then try a converter. They cost almost nothing, and yes. THEY WORK!! The converter just loops the needed extra pins, from the existing ones. It just gives the Mobo some extra direct source connections that's it.

Ofcause it's best with the appropriat connector, but hey. I use a pin converter, and have never had any trouble.
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post #13 of 14
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Oh man, i ordered my PSU and I didnt see if it was 24 pin.


also, if I put 24 pin into my mobo, but i dont use SLI or anything, will it be too much power going to the board? or will I be alright?
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post #14 of 14
NO NO STOP!!! YOUR COMPUTER WILL EXPLODE!!!!!!



No, ............no souch thing as too much power. You (the system) only take what it needs.

All the extra connectors and crap, is just to insure, that it can get what it needs unhindered.

Aaaand it has a "hey I'm very young, and all those cables look cool" thing to it too. You know those cars with the blue light underneath. They run twice as fast as those without.

So don't worry
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