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Motherboard with 8pin with psu with only one 4 pin.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i got a Gygabyte z97-d3h with an i5 4460 and 16gb of ram. The problem is that my psu has only one 4 pin connector. A relative said that i can use only one 4 pin connector and it will be fine for some time until i buy a new psu becuase i don't have a videocard yet and it doesn't require a lot of energy for now . He did like this for a year and had no problem and he built many pc's other the years..A friend said that the computer would die.  I just want to know if it is alright to use it and if i can install Windows on it and maybe play some csgo. I just don't want to ruin it.

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Most lga1150 mainboards only have a 4pin connector because they're not meant to be used for oc/K-cpus. Your mainboard is meant for oc and K-cpus, therefore it has 8pins. Your cpu doesn't allow (much) overclocking so a 4pin connection will be sufficient.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Sir0Tek said:

Most lga1150 mainboards only have a 4pin connector because they're not meant to be used for oc/K-cpus. Your mainboard is meant for oc and K-cpus, therefore it has 8pins. Your cpu doesn't allow (much) overclocking so a 4pin connection will be sufficient.

So i won't have problems playing some games at the moment ? I will still buy a new psu in the near future. Thanks for the reply

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there aren't any good power supplies with only a 4 pin connector


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

there aren't any good power supplies with only a 4 pin connector

My power supply is an old one . It's a linkworld lpj12 450W. So i undertsand i won't have any problems using it like this for the moment

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4 minutes ago, Skellter said:

My power supply is an old one . It's a linkworld lpj12 450W. So i undertsand i won't have any problems using it like this for the moment

Yes, but ideally replace your PSU with something a bit higher quality at your earliest convenience (and also tell the friend he is a slight dum dum)


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4 minutes ago, GrockleTD said:

Yes, but ideally replace your PSU with something a bit higher quality at your earliest convenience (and also tell the friend he is a slight dum dum)

Thanks man , i plan to buy a new one like next month when i get my salary i just can't wait to play something.

I saw an HPC atx 550w at like 25-30 dollars. Would that be a good ideea ? 

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6 minutes ago, Skellter said:

Thanks man , i plan to buy a new one like next month when i get my salary i just can't wait to play something.

I saw an HPC atx 550w at like 25-30 dollars. Would that be a good ideea ? 

Probably not. You can get PSUs pretty cheap nowadays.


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3 minutes ago, callmejaccob said:

Probably not. You can get PSUs pretty cheap nowadays.

Even cheaper?

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Just now, Skellter said:

Even cheaper?

Not cheaper, but a lot higher quality. I actually bought my PSU for 25-50 USD. 


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8 minutes ago, callmejaccob said:

Not cheaper, but a lot higher quality. I actually bought my PSU for 25-50 USD. 

Well that's what i have in my country , ordering online with all the coronavirus thing is not a good ideea

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14 hours ago, Skellter said:

So i got a Gygabyte z97-d3h with an i5 4460 and 16gb of ram. The problem is that my psu has only one 4 pin connector. A relative said that i can use only one 4 pin connector and it will be fine for some time until i buy a new psu becuase i don't have a videocard yet and it doesn't require a lot of energy for now . He did like this for a year and had no problem and he built many pc's other the years..A friend said that the computer would die.  I just want to know if it is alright to use it and if i can install Windows on it and maybe play some csgo. I just don't want to ruin it.

It will be fine since that cpu doesn't need much power.

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