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What would be the best power connection to a Gigabyte MOBO?

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February 2, 2011 4:01:11 PM

Hello everyone,

I would like to get advice on what would be the best power connection on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R .
Installed is a i7 950 Bloomfield CPU ,850W Corsair PSU and a 1GB GC,.etc..


Would the ATX connection suffice..or the ATX_12V_2X..... or both?
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February 2, 2011 4:09:37 PM

Are you asking whether to use the 4-pin or 8-pin aux power connector? Either can work, if your PSU has an 8-pin connector, use it (preferred). Please clarify.
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February 2, 2011 11:40:00 PM

COLGeek said:
Are you asking whether to use the 4-pin or 8-pin aux power connector? Either can work, if your PSU has an 8-pin connector, use it (preferred). Please clarify.



Besides the 24-pin main power connector...would it be wise to use the 8-pin aux power connector together with the 24-pin main power conector.?..This MOBO has both 24-pin main power and 8-pin aux power connections...The PSU has every connection under the sun...;

Bigdog45 -
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February 2, 2011 11:47:07 PM

You need to plug in the 24-pin ATX main power and the 8-pin power connector to get the motherboard to work. After that, you'll need to utilize the SATA power connectors for your DVD and hard drives. The Molex connectors are used for the case fans...

Here is a good guide to review: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...
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February 2, 2011 11:58:40 PM

tecmo34 said:
You need to plug in the 24-pin ATX main power and the 8-pin power connector to get the motherboard to work. After that, you'll need to utilize the SATA power connectors for your DVD and hard drives. The Molex connectors are used for the case fans...

Here is a good guide to review: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...

This is your basic answer. You must use both.
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February 2, 2011 11:59:12 PM

tecmo34 said:
You need to plug in the 24-pin ATX main power and the 8-pin power connector to get the motherboard to work. After that, you'll need to utilize the SATA power connectors for your DVD and hard drives. The Molex connectors are used for the case fans...

Here is a good guide to review: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...


I'm aware of the other connections,molex,sata etc..first time I'm using this MOBO..just wasn't sure about the power connections.

You answered my question - Thank You
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February 3, 2011 12:00:24 AM

COLGeek said:
This is your basic answer. You must use both.


Thanks COLGeek -
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February 3, 2011 12:01:17 AM

Bigdog45 said:
Thanks COLGeek -

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