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Windows 7: ATX 12V 8PIN Alternative

24 Jul 2015   #1
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 
ATX 12V 8PIN Alternative

Hi! I'm helping a friend build a new system, and he has bought the parts already, it just needs assembling. Looking through the parts list, I've found out that the motherboard requires additional power for the processor via a ATX 12V 8-pin connector. The PSU doesn't seem to provide one. Is there any alternative, or do I need to get a better PSU for them?

The motherboard is MSI B85-G43 GAMING and the PSU seems to be some unknown brand one.. which honestly worries me, because I wouldn't be using anything other than a reliable, well known brand with such expensive hardware.

The PSU is a .. uh.... "Rebeltec Titan 700W" and it's specifications are rather difficult to find, but here they are:
Quote:
ATX ver. 2.31 , 700W
2x Molex
4x SATA
2x CPU 12V 4pin
1x PCI Express 6pin
1x PCI Express 6+2pin
1x ATX 20+4pin
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My questions are:
Can I use any of the provided connections (by the PSU) for the 8-pin processor power? and if so, is it safe or am I better off getting a proper PSU with that connector?
Also, does this seem like a decent PSU or should I avoid it like fire before it's too late and it becomes a fire? c:


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24 Jul 2015   #2
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The "2x 12V CPU 4-pin" is the correct pair of connectors, you probably won't find a power supply with a single 8-pin connector.

The 2 connectors will plug in side-by-side and are keyed so that they won't easily plug-in the wrong way.

I leave it for someone else to pass judgement on the Rebeltec PSU
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24 Jul 2015   #3
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

So they should just go in side by side? no twisting or turning them around to try to make them fit?
Thanks c:
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24 Jul 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

They are usually keyed so each only fits in one way, and they fit side by side. No twisting or forcing necessary.
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25 Jul 2015   #5
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Awesome. I'll check that as first thing before I start working.

Still would like an opinion on the dodgy PSU, anyone?
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