power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

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jays_rule

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Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.
 

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Do be careful; some of these are 20 pin connectors that come with an adapter for 24 pin. Make sure the ps you are buying has a real 24 pin atx plug. Using an adapter is just asking for problems.
 
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crjdriver said:
Do be careful; some of these are 20 pin connectors that come with an adapter for 24 pin. Make sure the ps you are buying has a real 24 pin atx plug. Using an adapter is just asking for problems.
I use an adapter and I have no problems.
 

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Sometimes they work if the ps is a very high quality unit. The way the adapter works is to split the existing 12V rail [the 24 pin has two 12V rails] This results in [generally] decreased amps available for the 12V rails. If the ps has a very high amp rating on the 12V rail [something like 28+] it MAY work. Many mb mfg state "Do not use an adapter" this is because of the reason stated above.

Basically they put 24 pins on the board for a reason; it needs it.
 
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Thanks for the info. I didn't cheap out on my powersupply so that's probably why it's working.
 
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