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Hi I have a Cooler Master Elite 371 case which has a PSU on its bottom. Recently, I have purchased a MidRange GPU due to that SMPS connector for CPU (4-pin) and ATX 12V Power connector became short to reach on its place on motherboard.

Can I extend that connectors? Or do I need to buy new ones?

If I have to buy a new SMPS, then which one ? so that I will not face this problem in the future.

I have an AUSU P8Z77M motherboard.

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Yes, you can find extension cables for your power supply. Keep in mind that every additional connector between the power supply and the mainboard reduces the available power and causes a voltage drop, so if you're overclocking or have an exceptionally power-hungry system, adding an extension cable may keep things from working properly.

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  • thanks for the reply, No I have not such power hungry system.I just want to know that may it cause motherboard fauiluer due to such power drop?? – harsh patel Jun 29 '14 at 8:59
  • It won't break your mainboard. If the voltage drop is too much, it'll cause system instability (programs crashing at random, especially when doing CPU-intensive things) or the computer won't turn on at all. – Mark Jun 29 '14 at 9:04

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