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Excellent- so the Expert is on the way then. You will become an expert in time too

Enjoy your adventure and take your time
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Yeah the guys over at dfistreet.com are hating on my PSU hardcore. They're all like flabbergasted that I want to use this PSU for about 2 months tops with teh Expert.

Nobody over there has really answered my question, which seems weird, so I guess it'll just be a trial and error thing whether my PSU works with it or not. It doesn't bother me, it just seems like everybody is just throwing newegg PSU links at me. :/
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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.
If you take a 4pin to 8pin adaptor there is going to be NO power increase on the mobo to the 8pin slot. It would be drawing from the exact same cable it would give the same results as using a 20pin to 24pin as its missing the additional 4 wires so it does you no good.

And I do agree that using a TRUE 8pin will do wonders....

And it states right in my manual
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The FDD-type power connector is an additonal power connector. If you are using two graphics cards, we recommend that you plug a power cable from your power supply unit onto the 5V/12V power connector at location J1. This will provide more stability to the entire system. The system board will still work even if the additional power connector is not connected.
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DFI, its great.
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post #55 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
If you take a 4pin to 8pin adaptor there is going to be NO power increase on the mobo to the 8pin slot. It would be drawing from the exact same cable it would give the same results as using a 20pin to 24pin as its missing the additional 4 wires so it does you no good.

And I do agree that using a TRUE 8pin will do wonders....

And it states right in my manual

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What about you pink? Did you ever run the mobo with only one card without the FDD connector?
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post #56 of 78
I ran my DFI NF4 SLI board with-out the FDD connector for a long time with a generic PSU, 16 Amps@ 12V. With a nice overclock on the 146 @ 3000MHz, 2 hard drives plus a 7900GT 512 with no worries at all. It was stable but not recommended by any means. I don't think you are going to have a hassle with your power supply.

Why did you choose the Expert over the Lanparty variety? For my money the Lanparty will give maybe a better overclock and is proven with many parts.
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post #57 of 78
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Originally Posted by tuchan
Why did you choose the Expert over the Lanparty variety? For my money the Lanparty will give maybe a better overclock and is proven with many parts.
Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure why I picked the Expert. I guess it just seemed like a direct competitor with the A8N32-SLi when I was thinking about which I should get. I also want the upgrade path of being able to SLi if I feel like it.
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post #58 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlaKing
What about you pink? Did you ever run the mobo with only one card without the FDD connector?
Yes I did and it works just fine. I did in fact plug in the FDD when two cards where present (one is at RMA).

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post #59 of 78
Enjoy, I know you will.
The PSU will be fine unless your taxing it with multiple hdd's, opticals, firewire, options, etc....
When setting up, keep it outside your case and only install the basics, add one component at a time so any troubleshooting will be easy, so you wont be spooked by others horror stories.
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post #60 of 78
Need to actually read what was written... check out Ohms Law to see : I=V/R

Same applies for the 24-Pin Native.

While some people may have tried not using the FDD or using a 20-24-Pin adaptor with some success it does not mean that this is the method that should be followed. The MB design Engineers make assumptions, one of these being that an ATX12V v2.x compliant PSU will be used... for some light reading check out the design Spec. The 8-Pin actually comes from the EPS design, an Intel sepcification.

Again, the FDD is a required power connector for the nF4 MB's to ensure the MB is fully stable ... and the manuals are incorrect.. should you care to search further you will find that this has also been stated by DFI personnel...

GL.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
If you take a 4pin to 8pin adaptor there is going to be NO power increase on the mobo to the 8pin slot. It would be drawing from the exact same cable it would give the same results as using a 20pin to 24pin as its missing the additional 4 wires so it does you no good.

And I do agree that using a TRUE 8pin will do wonders....

And it states right in my manual

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