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X58 Motherboard Dual 8 PIN Connectors or is 4x4 PIN fine?

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July 8, 2010 12:48:54 PM

I am purchasing a ASUS RAMpage 3 x58 motherboard and I have an existing Cooler Master 1000w PSU "real power pro".
I has one 6pin and one 8pin dedicated CPU cable. Now if I don't plan to fully overclock this motherboard will I get away with this configuration? Every picture I see of the board has a small cover over the pins revealing only 4 pins. Does this mean the minimum power for this board is 4x4? CPU power.

Third question, can I cheat and get the additonal power from another source, like a spare GPU connector?
many thanks for the reply :p 
July 8, 2010 1:08:10 PM

doncarriere said:
I am purchasing a ASUS RAMpage 3 x58 motherboard and I have an existing Cooler Master 1000w PSU "real power pro".
I has one 6pin and one 8pin dedicated CPU cable. Now if I don't plan to fully overclock this motherboard will I get away with this configuration? Every picture I see of the board has a small cover over the pins revealing only 4 pins. Does this mean the minimum power for this board is 4x4? CPU power.

Third question, can I cheat and get the additonal power from another source, like a spare GPU connector?
many thanks for the reply :p 


oh yes I forgot to mention I will also be installing the ATI 5970 GPU
thanks
!