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Hi there.

I just built a new rig and I have a question about how my psu connects to my mother board.

specs:
i5 2500k
asus p8p67 le
asus gtx 460
8gb ripjaw 1600
500gb seagate barracuda
sparkle power inc psu spi600gln 600W
windows 7 home premium 64bit

So the problem I encounted was that my mobo has an 8-pin eatx power port but my psu's connectors are 4 pins. Should I have both 4 pin connectors plugged in to fill all 8 holes or just put 1 4 pin connector into the right or left side of the 8-pin port.

I currently have just one 4 pin in the right side of the port and it's working but I'm concerned t might not be getting all the available power?

ty in advance for any help.

-nem
 

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Glad you got it figured out but I would strongly suggest you replace that PSU with a good quality unit to avoid damage to your expensive new hardware.

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The advice by Tyree is solid. If you intend you have a good computer then you must have a good power supply and Sparkle are not good.
 

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Due to Antec's history of unreliability I can not suggest any of their PSU's but the info I find says that particular Antec is made by SeaSonic so it "might" be OK.
 
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