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Motherboard power connector question

Hello,
I am building my first computer as i type this, and have a questions I can't find the answer to on these forums. Chances are I missed it b/c it seems a fairly easy question, but I don't want to mess something up.

My motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

My PSU
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

Question is this...
I connected the 24 pin power cable, but I don't see any 4 pin or 8 pin 12v connector. This was mentioned in this thread: the only connectors with that PSU are the sata connectors, 4 pin molex connectors, and the PCI-e connectors.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

Should I have this connector, or is the 24 pin connector all I need?

Thank you for your help
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  1. psufan14 said:
    Hello,
    I am building my first computer as i type this, and have a questions I can't find the answer to on these forums. Chances are I missed it b/c it seems a fairly easy question, but I don't want to mess something up.

    My motherboard:
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    My PSU
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Question is this...
    I connected the 24 pin power cable, but I don't see any 4 pin or 8 pin 12v connector. This was mentioned in this thread: the only connectors with that PSU are the sata connectors, 4 pin molex connectors, and the PCI-e connectors.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

    Should I have this connector, or is the 24 pin connector all I need?

    Thank you for your help



    I saw the link and it has the connector
    1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 4+4 Pin CPU---this is what you are looking for
    8 x Peripheral
    8 x SATA
    2 x Floppy
    2 x PCI-E
  2. Thanks a lot, i looked again, and i had the 4+4 CPU connector in my GTX 580... I was having trouble figuring our which connectors to use with the vid card and got confused with the extra connectors they sent with the PSU. I moved the 4+4 to the cpu spot, and then used both PCI-e connectors in the Vid card. Question on that though... does it matter which PCI-e connectors I put in which slot in the GTX 580? both are identical with the 6+2 configuration, but I only need 1 of the +2 connectors with the slot layout having only a 8 and a 6 pin slot.
  3. psufan14 said:
    Thanks a lot, i looked again, and i had the 4+4 CPU connector in my GTX 580... I was having trouble figuring our which connectors to use with the vid card and got confused with the extra connectors they sent with the PSU. I moved the 4+4 to the cpu spot, and then used both PCI-e connectors in the Vid card. Question on that though... does it matter which PCI-e connectors I put in which slot in the GTX 580? both are identical with the 6+2 configuration, but I only need 1 of the +2 connectors with the slot layout having only a 8 and a 6 pin slot.



    What is the name brand of the GTX 580 you got? I saw an EVGA GTX 580 and it got 6 pin and 8 pin female socket power connectors. I also saw the EVGA GTX 580 comes with an adapter molex to 6 pin and 8 pin connector. So there is no problem for all the connectors you got in the PSU. BTW what kind of PSU you got?
  4. my Vid Card
    EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

    my CPU:
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  5. Best answer
    PCIe connector for GPU 6pin and 8 pin for the CPU connector that wouild be 4+4 pin connector and the rest are for the HDD/SSD, optical drive.
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