Hey guys. I'm going to be building a new computer next weekend and, even though my parts aren't in yet, I'm reading the mobo manual to try and get prepared for everything. I'm a little confused with how to connect my PSU to the motherboard based on the instruction guide.
Excellent, so let me make sure I've got this right. I'll plug the full 24 pin connector in to the ATX slot and the 1 x 8 pin EPS 12V into the left slot. Does the 2x2 ATX12V go anywhere or is that just in case my motherboard can only use a 20 pin main connector?
The Antec PSU's have a "20+4" pin connector for the main power connector. Unlike many PSU's with a "4+4" connector for CPU power, The Antec PSU's have both a "2X2" connector and a "4X2" connector. Use whichever you need for you motherboard.
Do not confuse the PCI power connectors with the CPU power connector.
Trying to use a PCI power connector will result in shorting 12 volts to ground. A good PSU should electronically shut down before damage occurs. Otherwise, you can fry the motherboard.