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Older Power Supply with newer MB?

Peter9b

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Hi, can you help me with problem regarding power supply.

It is about older machine that my friend need to use for his school so I want to help assemble it.

Power Supply is Thermaltake TR2-470 (470W)

MB is Asus p8Z77-V LE, CPU is i5-2500K

So the Power Supply doesn't have additional connector for this board. I think I heard there is some adapter to use so I can use it for this board? Do you know what kind of adapter? Will it work, and is it safe?
(We don't need to install any power consuming GPU)

Thanks
 
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sswilson

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I edited out the image file, you've given us the power supply's model number which is good enough.

I'm assuming you're concerned about the fact that the power supply only has a 4 pin 12V ATX plug as opposed to an 8 pin?

If I'm reading the manual correctly.... you should be fine, however, 450W is listed as bare minimum for that board.

• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin / 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will not boot.
 

Izerous

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Pretty sure a lot of boards will run fine with 4 of the 8 for the CPU plugged in as long as it isn't a high TDP CPU and not overclocking.

CPU model might be a factor here that is important.
 

Bond007

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Two points:

1. as mentioned, many boards with 8 pin will run with a 4 pin.

2. that is not old an old power supply, but also low quality. Personally I wouldn’t run it on any system that you care about at all.
 

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