I got all my parts for my new system in yesterday. Brought them home, spent quite a bit of time piecing it together, making sure everything was just right. I spend too much money on it to screw it up. Anyway, I get everything setup and it looks ready, just got to unwind the cables and power it up. Well the cables are too short. In some cases by a lot. The 24pin MB cable will connect but its extremely tight. The 8pin on the other hand is about 8 inches short. I had a friend swing into microcenter and try to find some extenders for me. I'm just not sure if what they sold her will work. They said that I don't need the 24 pin, even though the motherboard has 24 pins. They sold her a 20 to 24 pin converter which will extend the cable by a few inches. It would seem I have to unclip the extra 4 pins from the 24pin cable, hook the adapter up and connect it as usual. I haven't done that before but to me it just seem like its not going to have enough power to function. I have a 24-20 pin converter at home, so if that won't work I might convert my 24pin into a 20 pin and then hook the 20-24 converter up and see if that works. Even that seems like a bad idea really. For the 8pin MB cable they said that only 4 pins from the PSU are necessary and sold her a part that converts 4 pins to 8 pins. My 8pin line splits into two 4pin plugs so it seems possible that I could hook one of the 4 pins up to the adapter and connect it normally. But part of me doesn't trust that either. I don't know if any of this makes sense even. Any ideas if it can work?