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

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
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  1. 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
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