Yesterday I finally caved and bought the components for my new gaming pc. I would have finished already but I had a great halloween party to go to and am working today. When I started to put it together I ran into a bit of confusion.
It comes off easily enough and my psu's cpu power plug is a 4+4 pin connector. In the mobo's manual I can't find anything about this cap. I'm wondering what it's purpose is? Am I safe to remove the cap and plug in the full 4+4 plug? I've built a few pc's in the past but never encountered anything like this.
Here are my full specs
Sabertooth x58 mobo
G.SKILL PK Series DDR3 1333MHz 3x2GB at 7-7-7-18
2x 1TB Western Digital 7200RPM 64MB Buffer in a Raid0 array
NZXT Whisper Classic case
jaquith and shadow70379 got it right. I just wanted to add that the cap is for dust protection in case you only have 4 pin ATX cable. But as far as I know its always better to give all the power possible to the board by using 8 pin EPS cable, especially when you're using power hungry cpu like my Core i7-975
Its funny because I found this post thinking that ASUS Sabertooth X58 (that looked like nice board for my 975) had only 4 pins, since on every picture I looked at there was a cap that looked to me like a capacitor or something. Now thanks to c_for and his post I know that it has 8 pins.