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post #1 of 9
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so I currently have this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207002

And I just got my Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ostar%20tp67xe

and on the top left of the motherboard it has two 8-pin connectors for the cpu and as I'm looking at my psu it only has one? but the it has these other connectors the are 6-pin but also have like a 2-pin connector attached to them? but the 2-pin connector shapes doesn't line up. Do I need to buy something?

sorry I'm a complete noob.
post #2 of 9
The pre-attached 8-pin (EPS12V) goes into the motherboard. The 6+2-pin ones (PCIe) are for graphics cards.
post #3 of 9
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hmmm so how would I go about on connecting another 8-pin in my motherboard?
post #4 of 9
Ok first up its important you recognise the difference between the gpu power connectors (PCIE) and the cpu power.
if the plug does not fit, there is a reason for it, never use PCIE for cpu power or the other way round. you will damage the board if you do.
You will only need to use 1 of the 8 pin cpu power plugs unless you are going to do some serious o/c-ing
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Phaedrus2129

lol beat me to it !
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post #6 of 9
No, as Phaedrus pointed out, the non-modular whole 8 pin connector goes into the motherboard whilst the 6 pin + 2 pin cables are used for graphics cards.

You can route the 8 pin connector over the motherboard or you could route at the back of the motherboard tray if you're case has got cable management that would allow you to do so.
Edited by Code Geass - 5/1/11 at 3:44pm
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post #7 of 9
Just plug the one EPS12V 8pin into the connector labeled ATXPWR2.

There should be more information listed in the manual that came with the motherboard.
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post #8 of 9
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My PSU also has like these two 4-pin connectors that if put together it'll create 8 haha. from the looks of the shapes, it looks like it will fit. Am i suppose to use those?
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My PSU also has like these two 4-pin connectors that if put together it'll create 8 haha. from the looks of the shapes, it looks like it will fit. Am i suppose to use those?
Yes.
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