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Old October 28, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Default Antec Earthwatts 430 concern

Hi all,

I bought the titled Antec power supply for a budget PC i'm building for my friend, however upon installing it I noticed it was missing the CPU plugin. Will it still function without this?


Antec 900
Intel Core i5 @ 2.66GHz
Asus P7P55D motherboard
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Old October 28, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Do you mean its missing the 4 pin P4 connector for cpu power?
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Old October 28, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I know of 2 Antec Earthwatts 430W models, both have a CPU plugin. Only difference is one uses an 8 pin and the other is a 4 pin.

I'm assuming you got the one with the 4 pin connector, in that case you can just plug it in or use an adapter and it will work. I wouldn't recommend either though, getting another PSU would be my suggestion assuming you're not strapped for cash.
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Old October 29, 2010, 07:00 AM
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first of all whats the pc looking like, whats the part number on the unit and maybe a piccie of all the connectors? :)
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