Gaming Question: power connector for CPU?

GeekyGuy

Professional loafer
OP
Former Staff
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
4,937
Trophies
0
XP
1,702
Country
United States
I'm still waiting for my new Corsair 400w PSU to arrive in the mail, but it just occurred to me that, according to the specs on Newegg, the PSU only has an 8-pin power connector for the CPU, and it doesn't appear to break away into two 4s. Thing is, I think I will need a 4-pin to power the CPU. Advice?
unsure.gif


Thanks
 

Lee79

Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict
Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2007
Messages
920
Trophies
0
Age
42
Location
ctf_2fort
Website
steamcommunity.com
XP
210
Country
is it this one "Corsair 400W CX PSU" because the specs say "4+4pin ATX12V" Connector which is 2x4pin or 8 pin power that will break into 2x4, like Jiggah says?
 

GeekyGuy

Professional loafer
OP
Former Staff
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
4,937
Trophies
0
XP
1,702
Country
United States
Yeah, it is the CX model, but when I looked at the specs on Newegg, it just said 8-pin:

17-139-008-09.jpg


In the event that it doesn't break into two 4s, can I still use it to plug into a 4-pin CPU outlet?
 

Joe88

[λ]
Global Moderator
Joined
Jan 6, 2008
Messages
12,640
Trophies
1
Age
33
XP
6,194
Country
United States
this isnt the case now though
but if it only had 1 8 pin connector and nothing else then you can still plug it in, the other 4 pins would hang off the side and would still work fine
not exactly recommended though...
 

GeekyGuy

Professional loafer
OP
Former Staff
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
4,937
Trophies
0
XP
1,702
Country
United States
Alrighty. Thank you much, guys.

Umm...just to be sure. Does it matter which 4 prongs of the 8-pin I use?
unsure.gif
 

GeekyGuy

Professional loafer
OP
Former Staff
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
4,937
Trophies
0
XP
1,702
Country
United States
Ah, okay. I see. Looks like the plug on the right has one prong (top-right) that is completely square, unlock all others.

Appreciate the help.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
    Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKjdmuHbZiA