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July 4, 2012 8:47:20 PM

Hello all. I have some questions about connecting the PSU cables to the mobo.

1) My PSU came with two 8 pin connectors, one all together the other split into two. Which should I use?

2) I also don't know how I'd connect my case fans to my PSU. I think they're molex so can I use just one molex connector to power all of them on the same cable? (If that made any sense)

3) I got the Crucial m4 128gb. Which sata port should I use? Which port should I use for my optical drive?

That's all for now. Thanks!

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July 4, 2012 9:43:23 PM

1- 8 pin if your motherbd has an 8 pin cpu connector or you can use two 4 pins.
2 - yes you can daisy chain the fans onto 1 molex. fans dont draw much power.
3 - one that can do ahci for SSD typically the first 4. Optical drive doesnt really matter but often a motherbd will have a pair of satas (5&6) that default to IDE/legacy.
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July 4, 2012 9:49:55 PM

Ok so ssd sata port 1 is fine? 5 and 6 for optical?
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July 4, 2012 11:09:47 PM

Firelance said:
Ok so ssd sata port 1 is fine? 5 and 6 for optical?


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July 5, 2012 3:44:31 AM

Best answer selected by Firelance.
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