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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
cheap PSU + OC = FIRE!
This

My friend didnt enjoy using a fire extinguisher on his $15 550W ebay psu when he built his rig
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post #12 of 17
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...

Think I made a good choice (See Attached Thumbnail) at least if the other parts of the computer dies...the Power supply is good and strong

And I was actually referring to the bigger 4 pin connector...



Edited by morbid_bean - 2/25/11 at 9:27am
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Never get a generic PSU for any system you actually care about.

That Antec NeoECO is about the best quality unit you can find for $35.





I believe the OP is just referring to normal molex connectors for the older optical drives and HDDs. Mini molex is only for 3.5" floppy drives IIRC.

Some sound cards use it too.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Maximus Desces Meridius View Post
Some sound cards use it too.
Not in any I've seen in a long time, and definitely not on PCIe ones.

I've also seen FDD connectors on certain old video cards, like my old X1300 Pro.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Not in any I've seen in a long time, and definitely not on PCIe ones.

I've also seen FDD connectors on certain old video cards, like my old X1300 Pro.

A few of the Asus Xonar cards use a floppy drive power connector. I believe it is the PCIe models, and I seem to remember them saying it was due to the lower power output from PCIe 1x slots.
 
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post #16 of 17
I don't want to be responsible for any mishaps, but I have several older "no-name" PSU's that still function perfectly fine. Not sure of the brands and wattage, I could check I guess. Point is that they haven't killed anything...yet. After 5+years of service. I think one's a 350W Delta and one is a 400W Deer. Not sure on the others. I didn't pay for them though, just pulled them from junkers.
     
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
I don't want to be responsible for any mishaps, but I have several older "no-name" PSU's that still function perfectly fine. Not sure of the brands and wattage, I could check I guess. Point is that they haven't killed anything...yet. After 5+years of service. I think one's a 350W Delta and one is a 400W Deer. Not sure on the others. I didn't pay for them though, just pulled them from junkers.
The Delta is solid. The Deer is probably ****.
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