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Confused about power cable connecting to motherboard

Just like any other split connector like a 6+2 PCIe or 4+4 EPS the 24 pin can be split into a 20 and a 4, mostly done to keep compatability with hardware made 15 years ago

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone I am almost done with my pc build but I am confused about the atx motherboard connector.

 

So I bought a non modular power supply (which I deeply regret, was hard to find anything else at time) and I am trying to connect it to the motherboard but it is split into two pieces (shown in pictures). Every video I've seen so far the cable has been 1 piece so I am really confused. Do I just connect the left over 4 pin connector right next to the 20 pin connector on the slot, similar to how the CPU plug works?

 

Here are some pictures demonstrating what I am confused about

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You plug the 20+4 pin together. 


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Just like any other split connector like a 6+2 PCIe or 4+4 EPS the 24 pin can be split into a 20 and a 4, mostly done to keep compatability with hardware made 15 years ago


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Just like any other split connector like a 6+2 PCIe or 4+4 EPS the 24 pin can be split into a 20 and a 4, mostly done to keep compatability with hardware made 15 years ago

Thank you for your help !

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