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It is the CPU power connector. 4 pin for older and budget boards while the 8 config for regular and more mainstream boards.
You may have damaged the PSU slightly. I wouldn't know the extent. You can buy a tester which could test the power supply connectors. I can't remember the name but it is available.
AND there are two of them because some high performance boards required 2. Like the EVGA 1366 classified.

Any risk to connecting a new video card to this PSU? If you think there is risk, how high? What would you do in this situation? I ask because I won't be able to get a tester for some time...and am kind of itching to get this bad boy plugged in.
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My guess is that odds are it's ok.
Obviously hard to be sure with a slightly unique situation, of course.

Good quality PSUs do have extensive over-power, over-current, under-power, under-current (etc..) protections.

I think the two ATX 12V 8-pins are for some server style mobos (which house two processors).

But, yeah-- The 6-pin or 6-pin + 2-pin are for PCI-E units.
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My guess is that odds are it's ok.
Obviously hard to be sure with a slightly unique situation, of course.
Good quality PSUs do have extensive over-power, over-current, under-power, under-current (etc..) protections.
I think the two ATX 12V 8-pins are for some server style mobos (which house two processors).
But, yeah-- The 6-pin or 6-pin + 2-pin are for PCI-E units.

What about the motherboard?
Thanks +rep
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So what did u end up doing to ur fried video card? I woulda rma lol
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I don't believe the mobo could have been affected.
Any mishap in this would have been between the PSU and GPU.

Your mobo does still function fine when using the integrated graphics unit, right?
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So what did u end up doing to ur fried video card? I woulda rma lol

I did, yeah. If feel bad about it. But c'mon, the instructions sucked.
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I don't believe the mobo could have been affected.
Any mishap in this would have been between the PSU and GPU.
Your mobo does still function fine when using the integrated graphics unit, right?

Yeah, the mobo seems fine under integrated graphics. I didn't take it so far as to make all the windows patches and driver updates, but I could tell that it was squared away.

Booted/rebooted just fine, was able to get on the internet, etc.
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Even if it is broken you can RMA it and make up some reason. Normally I hate people that randomly RMA stuff for dumb reasons but I actually feel bad for you. Not the brightest thing anyone has ever done but I can see how you'd make the mistake. Sorry it happened to you bro.
    
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Even if it is broken you can RMA it and make up some reason. Normally I hate people that randomly RMA stuff for dumb reasons but I actually feel bad for you. Not the brightest thing anyone has ever done but I can see how you'd make the mistake. Sorry it happened to you bro.

Thanks. Yeah, it was stupid. I even followed a builders guide in PC Gamer where you can clearly see PCI-E written on both connections they made to their 6-series card. Guess hindsight's always 20/20.
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Thanks. Yeah, it was stupid. I even followed a builders guide in PC Gamer where you can clearly see PCI-E written on both connections they made to their 6-series card. Guess hindsight's always 20/20.

For sure man. We've all done dumb stuff building PC's somethings are just more expensive then others. One time I was missing a riser and spent basically 9 hours trying to figure out why my beautiful new build wouldn't turn on til I realized the mobo was touching metal at the bottom. Seriously was probabally the most frustrated I've ever been in my life.
    
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