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Need a bit of help here, the boards instructions show 4 power connectors on the board, 2 8 pin and 2 molex. This i have never seen before. I am guessing it has to do with when you are adding more components fans etc. Do they all need to be plugged in? Did some searching on my own, and found many others with same question, but no definitive answer. The Silverstone has plenty of connectors, (So far I dont think Ill need all, but i havent even thought about radiator fans/ Fan controllers yet)
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Think this is going to be pretty useless for me as its has no connectors for SATA 6. One small thing, is that
i am going to have to get some extensions for the motherboard power cables. The silverstones, are not long enough, and are ugly anyway.
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Doesn't Lian-Li make a PSU extender like that?
I added one of those. All you need to do is cut a hole big enough for the PSU to slide through. If your original mounting holes don't line up with the Lian Li bracket, you need to drill new ones. It works great.
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Need a bit of help here, the boards instructions show 4 power connectors on the board, 2 8 pin and 2 molex. This i have never seen before. I am guessing it has to do with when you are adding more components fans etc. Do they all need to be plugged in? Did some searching on my own, and found many others with same question, but no definitive answer. The Silverstone has plenty of connectors, (So far I dont think Ill need all, but i havent even thought about radiator fans/ Fan controllers yet)
The two 8 pin are for extreme overclocking. Usually, if you need that much power, you are running so high an overclock that you need DICE or LN2 or something like that. You can get away with just one 8 pin, or an 8 pin and a 4 pin, or both 8 pins, if your PSU has them.

The 2 moles connectors are for multiple power hungry cards, so that you don't fry your board trying to draw too much power through the 24 pin connection for your cards. With what you are proposing, I would definitely use them.

Hope this helps

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Also, for water cooling the cards, like someone else said, don't buy the EVGA cards with the water cooling built in. Buy EK-FC blocks.
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Think this is going to be pretty useless for me as its has no connectors for SATA 6. One small thing, is that
i am going to have to get some extensions for the motherboard power cables. The silverstones, are not long enough, and are ugly anyway.
Sorry, but what are you referring to here? The board has SATA3 (6gb/s) connections on it. They are the red ones, just above the normal SATA2 connections.

The board also comes with SATA3 cables.

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I added one of those. All you need to do is cut a hole big enough for the PSU to slide through. If your original mounting holes don't line up with the Lian Li bracket, you need to drill new ones. It works great.
Thanks, im going to go ahead and get one, and give it a try. This stuff is a lot of fun, im a mechanic at heart and love metal.
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The two 8 pin are for extreme overclocking. Usually, if you need that much power, you are running so high an overclock that you need DICE or LN2 or something like that. You can get away with just one 8 pin, or an 8 pin and a 4 pin, or both 8 pins, if your PSU has them.

The 2 moles connectors are for multiple power hungry cards, so that you don't fry your board trying to draw too much power through the 24 pin connection for your cards. With what you are proposing, I would definitely use them.

Hope this helps

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Also, for water cooling the cards, like someone else said, don't buy the EVGA cards with the water cooling built in. Buy EK-FC blocks.
I agree, im going to get the EK blocks for the cards, thanks for the help about power. The silverstone has plenty of power and plenty of 12 v connectors
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Sorry, but what are you referring to here? The board has SATA3 (6gb/s) connections on it. They are the red ones, just above the normal SATA2 connections.

The board also comes with SATA3 cables.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I know the board has the SATA 3 connectors. I was reffering to the setup for the Obsidian 800s hot swap cage, SATA2 only, not SATA 3. Dont see a need for hot swap anyway.
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