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Ok, so pardon the ignorance but I have afew questions about the board.

1: Why does it have a 8 pin and 4 pin power plug next to the cpu? Do i need to populate them both?

2: I notice it has a 6 pin next to the PCI-E lanes, with 2x gtx 560ti 448 classifieds do I need to populate this? How about with 2x gtx 580s?
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Ok, so pardon the ignorance but I have afew questions about the board.
1: Why does it have a 8 pin and 4 pin power plug next to the cpu? Do i need to populate them both?
2: I notice it has a 6 pine next to the PCI-E lanes, with 2x gtx 560ti 448 classifieds do I need to populate this? How about with 2x gtx 580s?

AFAIK you only need to populate the 8 pin by the CPU,.

As for the power by the PCI lanes, that is only needed to supply extra power to the lanes. It really isn't needed unless you are really stressing the power with try and quad SLI/Crossfire setups. I could be wrong though.
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Yea what the guy above me said.

BTW your board also has a 4-pin floppy power connector on it too, that is for extra USB power if you have too many USB devices that draw too much power connected, or if you are insane OC memory.
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No need to have the 'extra' power connectors plugged in unless you're doing something exotic like benching with LN2 or running a quad-gpu setup.
 
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Thanks guys, much appreciated. I will pug in the 8 pin by the cpu and for this rig call it good. I will be back asking for help getting this thing 5ghz or as close to it as possible.
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