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First post, by pan069

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So, I thought I put together a Windows XP machine based around an old P4 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000-L rev. 2 [1]) and some other old parts that I have lying around. I just want to play around with some software I used to use back in the day on hardware from that period.

One of the things I had on the shelf is this Semi-Modular Seasonic PSU [2] that I never used for anything but it's brand new so, why not...

Anyhow, this PSU has the extended ATX connector and the board takes the original. However, the connector on the PSU has the ability to bend away the extension but there is no room on the board for it to go, there is an IDE connector on one end and the memory modules are on the other. The connector is made in such a way that you can open/close the extension. I guess I can cut it so I bend the extension upwards. Should I?

Then the board itself has a 12v connector (near the CPU), do I need to connect that? The PSU has what looks like two 12v connectors coming out of it. The manual doesn't actually go into the details of this so I'm unsure but they seem to connect. Shall I connect one of them?

For video I have this Inno3D NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT laying around. It takes a normal molex. I assume I connect that? I also have an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro that doesn't have a power connector. Should I pick one over the other?

[1] https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-8IPE1000-L-rev-2x#ov
[2] https://seasonic.com/core-gm

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Reply 1 of 4, by Oetker

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Are you 100% sure that you can't just slide the extended part off the bigger connector, it's always been that way with PSU's I've encountered. I think you should connect the aux connector but I'm not sure what happens if you don't. Might depend on the CPU and its power consumption.

Reply 2 of 4, by pan069

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Oetker wrote on 2021-02-26, 07:58:

Are you 100% sure that you can't just slide the extended part off the bigger connector

It's like a hinge with a clip on the other side. So, you can "unclip" it and it then bends but it does not detach, which is unfortunate.

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Reply 3 of 4, by Warlord

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It detaches just fine if you cut it off, with a razor blade then zip tie it back with a zip tie. Then your going to want to grab half of the 8 pin to plug into the 4 pin. Not the 4 pin off the 12 pin.

Reply 4 of 4, by Oetker

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pan069 wrote on 2021-02-26, 08:36:
Oetker wrote on 2021-02-26, 07:58:

Are you 100% sure that you can't just slide the extended part off the bigger connector

It's like a hinge with a clip on the other side. So, you can "unclip" it and it then bends but it does not detach, which is unfortunate.

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Oh that's stupid, sorry for doubting you. If I were you I'd cut it off while feeling slightly bad about doing so.