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I haven't read anywhere if this 4-pin connector near the first PCI-e slot is MANDATORY for SLI-mode, and its REALLY pissing me off since its in a most inconvenient location. I can NOT get either of my floppy power cables to reach that far, so I must turn to making my own cable and/or connector, or finding an adapter (which would be preferred)

So I ask the overclocking community, have any of you had similar problems trying to stretch a stupid and stubborn floppy power connector (who even uses floppy disks anymore, lol - memtest is EMBEDDED into the BIOS for christsake) as I sit here cursing this DFI mobo I can't help but think what fun Im having EVEN when I yell at this thing. Best motherboard ever, stupid floppy power connector aside.
 

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That's why it pays to get the modular PSU's with longer connectors.

Don't you have an old PSU that you can cannibalize? Otherwise it's splicing time my friend.
 

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Ummm... I don't think a floppy power cable goes there.....
My friend had a connector like that and he had to use a special cable that came with his video card...but yours could always be different. Ask someone with the same mobo what they did.
 

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I know what your saying... just PITA no matter how you route it!
I went with the large 4 pin to floppy 4 pin, the thin wires mad for easier routing. Eventhough I don't run SLI I still have it there for if and when


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Originally Posted by AARDVARCUS View Post
Ummm... I don't think a floppy power cable goes there.....
DFI uses that to distribute stable power, and in some cases a HDD type 4 pin, a square 4 pin or an 8 pin in addition to the 24 pin connector.
 

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It even says in the manual that you plug a '4-pin floppy power connector' into the motherboard for 'extra power'

Believe me I had to read it 12 times myself and keeping looking at the mobo while I was installing it into this case christmas eve. I was SURE I was drunk at the time... but lo and behold, the damn thing is floppy power connector, and it even has the little plastic shape the same as the back of a standard floppy, the flat rectangle with 2 tabbed areas near the ends...

EDIT: Duke, Ive got a small cable here from my PSU that has 2 floppy power connectors on the end, and one 4-pin standard molex connector on the other end, the problem is it is VERY short... so maybe just splice-and-go? Although I don't much trust my splicing abilities.
 

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Arrrrgg matie, it be a floppy type cable power connector indeed.

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Yeah, not only is it a floppy, but APITA.
APITA, that it is but are we the only one that knows what that means
 

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^ lol - the pirates be coming for my floppy-booty XD

Time to bust out the old PSU, some wire cutters, wire strippers, some beer, and holy hell its like 5am, maybe I shouldnt be playing with electrical connectors this early in the morning...
 
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