Power supply 12V motherboard power

Hello everyone! I have a x58 classified mobo and my powersupply only has 1 8 pin 12V connecter to go to the processer. I was wondering is there any reason I cant use a 6 pin pci-express connecter on the second connecter?
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  1. RTFM before you fry something. No you cannot use a PCI-e connector in there. You only need to connect 1 8-pin connector, if your power supply has 2 then you can use them but the motherboard will be just fine with only 1 in either of the connectors.

    http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/141-BL-E759.pdf
  2. No. The pinout is wrong. If you try to use a PCI-e power connector there, you will short the 12 volts to ground. If you are lucky, the PSU will detect the short circuit and electronically shut itself down.
  3. Connect just PW12-1.
    If they come out with very power hungry processors, the second one might be necessary.
  4. :pfff:
    Read page 22 in the Manual.
    The second ATX_12V connector is needed if you are doing Extreme overclocking.
    DO NOT PLUG A POWER CABLE WHERE IT DOES NOT BELONG :non:
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