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Eh yet again my votes on epox

the best of both dfi and asus boards.

....are you jokeing??? i had a Epox board for 3 hours and i ended up sending it back to newegg the next day. they lack relibility... even installing an OS...
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post #42 of 78
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....are you jokeing??? i had a Epox board for 3 hours and i ended up sending it back to newegg the next day. they lack relibility... even installing an OS...
EPOX would not be on my list.

1. DFI
2. ASUS
3. MSI
4. Gigabyte
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100. EPOX
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The converter is not needed for the mobo, it states in my manual that it is recommended but not needed. As using an adaptor I dont think will do much, it also states in the manual that the board alone can use up to 300w.

pink
Eh, I think I will need it, we're talking about the SLI-DR Expert here. It uses an 8-pin plug.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...ard+%2D+Retail
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You will be able to use 4-pin for the 4/8-pin +12V connector as long as it is not running SLi...

Check the Manual and refer to pgs 68-71.

With any of these MBs, their is a design intent so it will be best to make available the cleanist power available...

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Eh, I think I will need it, we're talking about the SLI-DR Expert here. It uses an 8-pin plug.
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You will be able to use 4-pin for the 4/8-pin +12V connector as long as it is not running SLi...

Check the Manual and refer to pgs 68-71.

With any of these MBs, their is a design intent so it will be best to make available the cleanist power available...
Ok great! If/when I upgrade to SLi I'll get a GameXStream. I'll probably end up getting one anyway cause I just don't like the idea of a "dongle" in my pc.
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Originally Posted by ncsa
You will be able to use 4-pin for the 4/8-pin +12V connector as long as it is not running SLi...

Check the Manual and refer to pgs 68-71.

With any of these MBs, their is a design intent so it will be best to make available the cleanist power available...
Oh yeah, I saw that in the manual. Looks like I don't need the dongle. Man I wish I could rep+ you ncsa.
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post #47 of 78
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Eh, I think I will need it, we're talking about the SLI-DR Expert here. It uses an 8-pin plug.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...ard+%2D+Retail
My board has the EXACT same layout, if you get a dongle you have to understand that you are not doing anythign additonal. Especially with a 4 to 8 pin. No additional power is being added to the mobo you are just filling plugs, the only time a dongle like that would be needed is if it could not fit a 4pin which it in fact can.

Also the FDD above th PCIE is only if you use SLi/Crossfire it will boost the power to the slots. But once again the only time you are going to need to use it is if your GPU does not have a power connector all ready (like my x1600's).

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That statement is not correct...

By using a true 8-pin cable you are ensuring that the current supply for that +12v rail does not drop by providing additional cross-sectional area.

As with other DFI nF4 MBs, the Expert is no different, the FDD MB power connect MUST be connected to ensure a stable power supply to the MB irrespective if you are running SLi or not.

As with any MB a good clean and stable power supply will ensure a better OC, esp when pushed hard.

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My board has the EXACT same layout, if you get a dongle you have to understand that you are not doing anythign additonal. Especially with a 4 to 8 pin. No additional power is being added to the mobo you are just filling plugs, the only time a dongle like that would be needed is if it could not fit a 4pin which it in fact can.

Also the FDD above th PCIE is only if you use SLi/Crossfire it will boost the power to the slots. But once again the only time you are going to need to use it is if your GPU does not have a power connector all ready (like my x1600's).

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Originally Posted by ncsa
That statement is not correct...

By using a true 8-pin cable you are ensuring that the current supply for that +12v rail does not drop by providing additional cross-sectional area.

As with other DFI nF4 MBs, the Expert is no different, the FDD MB power connect MUST be connected to ensure a stable power supply to the MB irrespective if you are running SLi or not.

As with any MB a good clean and stable power supply will ensure a better OC, esp when pushed hard.

Yeah but he was talking about using the dongle. See I didn't know if it would be better to only fill the top 4 pins on the 8 pin or get the dongle so I could fill them all up. Basically it would be the same thing, I just wasn't sure about how it would affect performance.

The FDD is no problem, I'll probably hook that up anyway SLi or not.
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post #50 of 78
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Alright the motherboard is ordered. Along with a VC-RE and a 4pin-8pin dongle. Thanks for all the help guys.
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