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Intel Core i7 4770K, Corsair AX 860 PSU and Asus Z87 Sabertooth

Hi there, community.

So, I'm currently building my new gaming/video editing PC and I've hooked every cable/connectors on the motherboard (Asus Z87 Sabertooth), the only connector missing is the CPU. My power supply is a Corsair AX 860 and it came with a 4+4 Pin cable for the CPU but it doesn't fit/ it doesn't want to connect on the top left corner of my motherboard (http://i.imgur.com/aJpoTcf.jpg). The holes on the 4+4Pin cable provided by the power supply don't match the ones on the motherboard.

Could someone help me out, please?
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    Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    Remember that even, if both sides can do the job that CPU cable have a correct way to connect. Could you take a picture of the cable and motherboard when you try to connect both?
  2. saint19 said:
    Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    Remember that even, if both sides can do the job that CPU cable have a correct way to connect. Could you take a picture of the cable and motherboard when you try to connect both?


    Alright, I'll try to upload some pictures. Unfortunately I cannot take a picture when I try to connect both because all the other cables and components are already connected...

    -This is the 8-pin CPU cable that I'm trying to connect on my motherboard: http://i.imgur.com/e7VrOgD.jpg
    -This is the other end of the same cable (the end where I connect to the Power Supply): http://i.imgur.com/pZIQ0Nr.jpg
    -And this is the place on the motherboard (top left corner) where I think I'm supposed to connect that CPU 8-pin power cable: http://i.imgur.com/t4LzEtZ.jpg

    As you can see, the holes on the cable and the holes on the motherboard do not match (the CPU cable has 6 "round" holes, where the motherboard only has 4)
  3. saint19 said:
    Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    Remember that even, if both sides can do the job that CPU cable have a correct way to connect. Could you take a picture of the cable and motherboard when you try to connect both?


    I'm so sorry! The cable does fit, I guess I didn't force it enough, I feel really awkward now... Thank you so much for your help, your answer made me try it again and it worked!
  4. Not problem, I had the same "problem" with my AX1200 the 1st time, maybe he fear to broke something don't let us use a little more force.
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