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Asus MoBo (4pin ATX12V or 4+4pin ATX12V)

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January 10, 2013 9:43:05 PM

Well the parts are in and I'm finally putting together my HTPC.
I have a quick question though. My MoBo (Asus Maximus V Gene) has an
8pin ATX12V power hookup. My PSU (Antec EarthWatts EA-650W) has a 4+4 ATX12V instead of an 8 ATX12V. (See image:

The MoBo manual only shows this image: (

I've read that you can attach the 4+4 ATX12V cords to the 8PIN slot... BUT this image in the manual makes it look like one 1 4PIN is allowed.. I just don't want to mess this up..

What should I do?

(PS, I plan on OC'in a lot so as much power as possible is needed)
a c 554 V Motherboard
a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
January 10, 2013 9:55:00 PM

Hi, Connect the 4+4 one.
January 10, 2013 10:10:51 PM

Even though the Manual shows only to connect a single 4pin ATV12V into the 8pin slot?
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a c 554 V Motherboard
a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
January 10, 2013 10:13:22 PM

The manual says to connect a 4-pin when the 8-pin is not available, but yor PSU does have one (the 4+4).
January 10, 2013 10:33:42 PM

Best answer selected by TSSPat.
January 10, 2013 10:33:49 PM

Thanks Alexoiu!