Originally Posted by ashbeowulf;13997504
Okay, just got the Crosshair V up and running! It's such a beautiful motherboard The red and black meshes perfectly with my RAM too. Quick question: the motherboard has an 8-pin 12v connector and another 4v connector located to the right, above the memory. From the information I could find online, this second connector seems to make for cleaner power and better amperage? I ordered a 1000w Silverstone PSU with a second 4-pin 12v atx connector. Until then, I wanted to know can I still overclock decently without the added juice?
lol...you got the bug bad!!...that 1000 w psu is overkill for sure, but at least you'll never have to worry about not having enough...up side is if you do crossfire later you'll have plenty of connectors. and those extra mobo inputs your talking about will come with that psu also...heck your ready for watercooling next!
and yes even without the extra connectors on mobo you can overclock they are just to keep voltage a little more stable. This is OCN afterall..overkill and uneeded computing power is what it's all about!
ONE LAST EDIT: that sure is a pretty mobo!Edited by mrinnocent - 6/25/11 at 9:12pm