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post #11 of 21
You only need the CPU/RAM to get it running since the 2500k can handle video with the Z68 board.

The only way to get things tested is if you have another compatible cpu and by jump starting your PSU as previously mentioned. You will need a multimeter and all you have to do is connect the black probe into any of the ground wires and connect the red probe into the other wires, check to see that it outputs 3.3v, 5v, and 12v.
    
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post #12 of 21
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Also nother question, There is the 12 pin connector for the cpu, and the 8pin should i just use that smaller one to make it easier or is there extra insurance on the 12 pin one because it distributes the load onto more pins?

I doubt it makes a difference, but as of now I have the smaller one connected into my PSU.
Edited by sdfx - 8/19/11 at 6:49pm
post #13 of 21
12 pin for CPU? That doesn't sound right.
post #14 of 21
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AX 750 Cables Oh I was looking at this so yeah there are two different CPU cables I believe.
post #15 of 21
Extra pins = more stability. Just like 20 vs 24 pin on the mobo. Just throw the 12 on it if you wanna. Just watch out 'cause that 8pin MIGHT be for a GPU also linkin might be right, could be sketchy lol.
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post #16 of 21
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Damn lol, oh I have the rest of the PCI-E cables which are the 6+2 pin ones, but I'd only lose functionality if I use both 12 pin and the 8 Pin at the same time, then I'd have no room for the two PCI-E I think.

Hmm guess I'll leave the 8 pins on for now lol.
post #17 of 21
GAH, the CPU connecter is an 8-pin on the motherboard with an extra 4-pin next to it. Use the EPS12V/ATX12V connectors and NOT the PCI-E ones!
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by sdfx View Post
Also nother question, There is the 12 pin connector for the cpu, and the 8pin should i just use that smaller one to make it easier or is there extra insurance on the 12 pin one because it distributes the load onto more pins?

I doubt it makes a difference, but as of now I have the smaller one connected into my PSU.
On that board you should have a 24 pin (2 rows of 12) and an 8 pin (2 rows of 4). You will want to plug both of those in.

Rich

Edit: If you have the Corsair AX750, the cables should be labeled. I have the AX850 and they were on mine. Guess they knew I would've messed up otherwise...
Edited by Lost Hawaiian - 8/19/11 at 7:04pm
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post #19 of 21
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Yeah
@Lost: I plugged in the 24 pin into the mobo, the other end is the other side plus the 8 pin you mentioned the reason it's like that is because the 8pin is factory sleeved like that next to each other so I assume they want you to connect that end into the PSU.

@link: I have it as 8pin PSU to 8pin on the mobo so that's wrong? I can do 12 pin PSU to 8 pin on the mobo for the CPU
post #20 of 21
If you look towards the bottom of this page, you'll see pics of the non-PSU end of your cables.

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=83210

The easy way to tell the EPS 8 pin is that it's actually a 4+4 pin. The PCI-E cable is a 6+2 pin.
Then to tell the difference between the ends of the EPS cable, look at which one splits in two. (4+4)

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