new build question

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  1. SeaWulf

    SeaWulf Active Member

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    I am building a new PC (second build in my life).

    I have a MSI x79A-GD65(8D) motherboard. Power supply Corsair HX1050

    There are 3 ATX power connector ports on the board........ATX 24 pin (JPWR1)
    ATX 8 Pin (CPU) (JPWR2) and ATX 4 Pin (graphic card) (JPWR3).

    When I look at the Power supply I see specific cables for 24 and 8 pin but not the 4 pin.............the 4 pin looks like a regular male molex receptor.....??????????

    Any thoughts / suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.........
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    yes it's a standard 4 pin molex...

    plug er in...

    although i hate motherboard manufacturers that use that damn connector.... imo obsolete.. i haven't had a single device in the last 3 or 4 years that i've been building that actually uses the 4pin.
     
  3. najiro

    najiro blah blah expert

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    Yeah you would need a 4-pin molex to 3-pin adapter for your fans.
    Is that what you are looking for? Looking at the HX1050's cables, it doesn't have a 3-pin molex connector for typical fan headers.
     
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    what are you talking about najiro?
     
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    SeaWulf Active Member

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    I was unclear as well by Naijro statement........the JRWRXs connectors are not for the fan power controllers......
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    lol....

    it made me double take on your post a few times just to make sure i hadn't gotten confused myself.
     
  7. najiro

    najiro blah blah expert

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    lol... nevermind.. i was thinking of something else when I posted a reply X_X

    edit: Was the first post edited? It looks different. O_O now im confused.. i didn't read "JRWRX" before. anyway is this solved?
     
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    everything went smoothly.....up and running.......It does seems strange in today's world that the board has a 4 pin molex video connector..
     
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    Basically, motherboards like that are designed for very high-end systems. Such systems may have multiple PCI-E devices, and each device can draw up to 75W from the board. Once this starts to add up, it can pull too much current through the 24-pin connector, burning out the circuitry. The molex connector (sometimes a 6-pin VGA connector) provides additional power for the PCI-E slots to reduce this risk.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    it would be ideal if it were 6 pin pci-ex or even a sata connector or something like that.. rather than the dated 4pin....

    jebus.. just set up a set of 4+4 12v connectors.
     
  11. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    +1
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    I think 6-pin pci-e power will become the norm for this.
     
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    most likely.
     

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