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Seasonic query

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Epitaxial, 24 May 2006.

  1. Epitaxial


    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 22

    I am thinking of buying the Seasonic S12 430W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply for a new build but am a bit concerned over a couple of points

    1. It does not seem to have the 6 pin socket needed for PCIe cards. Is there a simple workaround for this ie Adapting one of the other leads

    2. The length of the leads seem a bit shorter than others. I am not expert on what they should be or even if this is a problem Should I be concerned


  2. split


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    Akasa PCI Express 6 Pin to 4 Pin Power..
    Allows you too use PCI-Express graphics cards with a 6 pin connector with older Power Supplies that only have 4 pin molex connectors.

    As for length of cable...I don't think you should have a problem as most mobos have the plug at the top.
    That would work in my Lian PC 60 anyway.

    Might struggle in the larger PC 70.
    Last edited: 25 May 2006
  3. Doohickey


    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    The 6-pin - 4-pin connectors usually come with PCI-E gfx cards so you might not have to buy it separately.
  4. split


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    Good finking :)
  5. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    My S12 600W PSU came with a 6-pin PCI-E power connector... no reason to think the 430W wouldn't if it supports PCI-E.

  6. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,623

    Location: Brighton

    It doesnt have one.

    330-430 have 0

    500-600 have 2

    bit daft
  7. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Exactly what I was thinking, the 600w is great, will last many years too (well 2) I have it and silent! :)