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.
Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
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).