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HTPC 12v problem

Wilseus

Established Member
I am trying to build an HTPC using a DFI motherboard and an Antec PSU.
The problem is, is that the motherboard has an 8 pin 12v socket but the PSU only has 4 and 6 pin connectors. Can I use an adapter such as this one?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186&products_id=3204&zenid=dca1e2ee5aa145dc83558fba844de815

Or will it "blow up" as my friend elequently says? It's an SLI motherboard, but is only using one graphics card, which is an ATI X1800.

Chris
 
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Werner

Guest
it will work...the intel 955xbk and 975xbx boards use the 8 pin socket, and they ship with that exact same adapter cable in case your psu uses the 4 pin arrangement.
 

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