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Hi,

I am looking at a Hiper Modular Sli Ready 580w power supply.

http://www.hipergroup.com/English/pr...hpu-4b580.html

This looks really nice but in a review it said "not EPS12V/ ‘P8’ ready"

What does that mean?
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It means that it has the 8 pin "dual core" connector.
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What is this used for? Would I need this if building a AMD 64-FX57 System with SLI? I am upgrading my system and dont want to have to upgrade the psu again.

Is this used for a gaming rig?
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What is this used for? Would I need this if building a AMD 64-FX57 System with SLI? I am upgrading my system and dont want to have to upgrade the psu again.

Is this used for a gaming rig?
Nope you don't need it. This is for motherboards that use the 8 pin connection. The one I know that uses it right now would be the DFI NF4 SLI Expert. Other than that, I think mostly you just need the p4 connection.
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Thanks SB!

I am looking at this Asus board

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

What is the difference between that and the Lan party one you mentioned? WIll i need the 8 pin connector for this asus board?

Why does the Lan party board require it?
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What is the price on that PSU
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Thanks SB!

I am looking at this Asus board

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

What is the difference between that and the Lan party one you mentioned? WIll i need the 8 pin connector for this asus board?

Why does the Lan party board require it?
I'm not real familiar with Asus boards. But, I don't think that board needs it. I could be wrong though. The difference with the lanparty is that they overclock like mad! All of the lanparty boards have always been huge overclockers. If that's what you're going for, you should consider buying one. Asus are known to be good overclockers too, but they lack the voltage sometimes.
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