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Hello all,

I recently ordered a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard. It has only a 4 pin CPU connector. I was wondering if this will inhibit my i7 2600k and EVGA GTX 580's in SLI (also just ordered). Any information would be greatly appreciated, as I don't want my dream system to be inhibited in any way . Thanks in advance for the help OCN!!
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Originally Posted by Gray Fox View Post
Hello all,

I recently ordered a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard. It has only a 4 pin CPU connector. I was wondering if this will inhibit my i7 2600k and EVGA GTX 580's in SLI (also just ordered). Any information would be greatly appreciated, as I don't want my dream system to be inhibited in any way . Thanks in advance for the help OCN!!
No, you power the GPU by connecting cables from the PSU directly to the card. So motherboard has nothing to do with it. Just make sure your motherboards has all the PCI express 2.0 slots needed for SLI and you're good to go.
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post #3 of 7
It might inhibit your overclock on the processor, but I don't think it'll affect your 580s
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post #4 of 7
You'll be fine.
You should Google your motherboard reviews, and learn some about it before you get it!

Just do a search for GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 reviews
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Thanks everyone, I feel more reassured now
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thanks everyone, i feel more reassured now :d
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post #7 of 7
I wouldn't recommend that mobo, IIRC it has 4+2 power phase and it will more than likely hinder the overclocking capability of SB, you want atleast a 8+2 phase mobo. I would recommend the Asrock P8P67 Pro, Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 Extreme4.
Edited by munaim1 - 8/14/11 at 8:07pm
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