Enermax EG425P-VE ATX v1.3 OK for my setup?

Sp00nLude

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Hi,

I've been putting off to get a system together for some time, but had an Enermax EG425P-VE ATX 1.3 lying around. It uses a 20 pin connector as opposed to 24 pin from the newer boards. What I'm wondering is that if I'm gonna get PCI-express card, does it matter if my version is not "PCI-Express Ready" like some newer PSUs? I have not owned a PCI-e card so I don't know what the connectors look like...would a 6800 vanilla require an extra power? I know the AGP version requires an extra molex. Also thinking about getting the thermaltake psu 20 to 24 pin adapter if pci express is not an issue.

My setup is

AMD athlon64 3000+ venice
DFI Lanparty UT nf4 ultra-d
6800 256MB pci-e
Corsair 1gb valueram cas2.5
a couple hdds.


TIA.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Sp00nlude on 06/22/05 02:03 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

fishmahn

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PCIe video cards can have an extra power connector on them - the 6800 series I think does. I'm also pretty sure you can get an adapter, just like you can get a 20-pin to 24-pin adapter.

Mike.
 

Sp00nLude

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Thanks for your reply. I read up some more on DFI-street and found that DFI now suggests native 24 pin PSUs to avoid stability issues. sucks...guess i'll have to get a new one. Thanks again.