Originally Posted by dVeLoPe
ughh you confused me more then you explained basiclly your saying mobo manufacters put it their cause its cheaper? I want to buy a new z77 board and watercool my 400r but im limited in space due to this 8 pin connection searching for last few hours NOT ONE SANDY BRIDGE BOARD now or UPCOMING has the freaking thing in another spot only one board has it in the same spot flipped up and down isntead of sidewayt =((
no lol that with what relex99 said, i said they put it there because it is more optimal for signaling and the such. you see some cheaper boards and they have it moved down right below the CPU. When the power numbers started increasing though they moved it further up. Motherboards are all about signaling sn integrity of signals, certain things cannot be far away from each other. That is why you see USB 3.0 chips close to the ports. it would cause way too much interference if it was further away with that much power running through the PCB with that 8-pin.
Also it is odd i talk to some guys with ES Ivy and they say that their CPU wont work in most Z68 boards they had.