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PSU Extra 4 Pin

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I noticed on some motherboards like x570s and such that there is an extra 4 pin that is sometimes required for more power in case you over clock. However a lot of modular PSUs don't come with that extra 4 pin. Is there a PSU that does or is there a cable that can be purchased to plug in? Thanks!

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1 minute ago, DB1997 said:

 

It doesn't actually need it to function or even overclock, you can even get away with using only a single 4 pin CPU connector in total, assuming you don't use that on a high core count CPU.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

It doesn't actually need it to function or even overclock, you can even get away with using only a single 4 pin CPU connector in total, assuming you don't use that on a high core count CPU.

Well I was planning on a 3900X....

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Just now, DB1997 said:

Well I was planning on a 3900X....

You only need the 8 pin connector by itself, the extra 4 pin is just for marketing.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

You only need the 8 pin connector by itself, the extra 4 pin is just for marketing.

Thanks!

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A single 8 pin pushes over 350 watts, good luck breaking that on a regular OC.


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39 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

A single 8 pin pushes over 350 watts, good luck breaking that on a regular OC.

I can just hear buildzoid crying out... 😛


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