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    PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    I am gonna purchase a msi sli setup with one 6600gt for now and two HD, my question am i going to need a new PSU or can i last a while and upgrade later. I have a thermaltake 480 and wasnt sure if that was the case. Also if someone can update me on the issue on psu with 20 and 24 pins.

    pete

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    Re: PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    I just picked up a Neo4 Platinum.
    You can use a 20 pin connector with it.
    Not sure about the "SLI" but you should be able to go to MSI and take a look at the manual.
    (It's what I did before I bought mine)
    Here is a pic from the Neo4 manual.

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    Re: PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    I appreicate it that bro...so what is the exact purpose of having the larger power supply connector ? I am guessing more juices ?

    pete

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    Re: PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    Stadard connectors melt at about 11amps, so they put extra connectors in for specific voltages that wil ldraw around that, thats why a few colours are duplicated already

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    Re: PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    You can also get 20 to 24pin adaptors in case the extra 4 pins are not somehow bonded to the other +5V connections. Some motherboards show how to just plug a 20 pin connector to their 24pin board, others don't.

    While I'm not sure if it's required, I used one with my MSI board, here's a link to the part for $4.00 at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-002&depa=0

    I was looking on the Thermaltake website for indications of a -5V being provided and couldn't find it. I would look at the label on the side of the PSU as it should show the various voltages and what their ratings are. Look to see if -5V is provided.

    I have an Enermax PS that has the -5V and works just fine. The Thermaltake looks high-end enought that I would be suprised if if didn't provide the -5V, but I would check.

    Your system will boot and work without the -5V, but the neat Creative Labs Live! 24bit chip will not function correctly without it.
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    Re: PSU and MSI NF4 SLI + 6600gt

    Well the systems in and it operates with the 20-24 pin connector and without it. The sound works well both ways (sound quality thats a diff story..lol).

    Whats the better and more stable way to operate it ? THe psu says -5 on it , and i plan on mildly overcloking it and after searching i see mumbo jumbo for connecting it and not to do so .....i am confused ..

    pete

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