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    I talked with David at Mainframe Custons and it's a PCIE 6-pin cable wired for EPS12V. Getting the custom cable today. I triple checked with him and this is a cable he's built for this board multiple times. You don't really need it as I'm currently running dual 2080tis GPU rendering fine without it but I wanted to plug it in still.

    Seems like a regular PCIe works as others have stated but I wanted it to match what I currently have, cable-wise. It would be crappy to think Asus expects us to get a custom cable for this 6-pin so I'd think a regular PCIe would work.

    EDIT: That custom eps12v 6-pin was misinformation, when I tried the one they made for me, no boot. PCIe only.
    Last edited by kcmcc; 03-30-2020 at 08:43 PM. Reason: correcting info

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    Funny enough Asus recently (april 10 according to ASUS, but for me it came visible on there website yesterday) published an updated R6EE User Manual named: E16039 v2, BUT back dated to November 2019!

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...lpDesk_Manual/

    Anyway, on page 1-27 we find an updated 6-pin plug with the polarities reversed to be identical to a PCIe 6 pin connector (not like in the old manual, the rare 6-pin EPS12v connector)

    Again November 2019! Really! They have been sitting on this information since November having us spinning our wheels on what cable to use - @#$@#%.
    Some of us even wasted money on a custom EPS12V cable which does not work (board does not boot)!

    Besides that, there were few cosmetic changes but no real functional changes that I could find:
    inserting "USB" in front of "BIOS Flash back" on page 2-17
    and splitting up the memory spec on page ix for core i9 1000X vs core i9 7000x/9000x but the spec are the same so there is no differentiation anyway...
    Last edited by Int8bldr; 04-24-2020 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Int8bldr View Post
    yep the PCIe cable fits and works as I said. Potentially the documentation is wrong or the ASUS board may sense and reverse polarity if a PCI cable is inserted instead of a 6-pin EPS12V cable and either automatically reverse currents or simply shuts down the cable (so it is not used).
    I just know the PCIe cable I use works or at least it does not cause any harm - so far (famous last words).
    I know this thread is no longer in active discussion, but for others with the same question I'd like to confirm the OP's conclusion.

    The R6EE manual shows pin 1 as ground, while, as others have shown above, 6-pin PCIe connector put 12V on this pin. Arnie Saknussemm accurately stated "No ifs no buts...the 6pin is for a PCIe cable to supply extra EPS power...full stop." Getting a custom cable made following the R6EE EATX-12_3 pinout in the R6EE manual would be a very bad idea(tm) .
    Last edited by rosefire; 05-03-2020 at 10:05 PM. Reason: Fixed punk to ation

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosefire View Post
    I know this thread is no longer in active discussion, but for others with the same question I'd like to confirm the OP's conclusion.

    The R6EE manual shows pin 1 as ground, while, as others have shown above, 6-pin PCIe connector put 12V on this pin. Arnie Saknussemm accurately stated "No ifs no buts...the 6pin is for a PCIe cable to supply extra EPS power...full stop." Getting a custom cable made following the R6EE EATX-12_3 pinout in the R6EE manual would be a very bad idea(tm) .
    Confirmed: It is a standard 6-pin PCIe power connector - the same as is used for a graphics card.
    Also, look in the updated manual posted just recently on ASUS site (not in the paper version). They have fixed the manual so that it 6-pin PCIe power connector is now drawn correctly.

    I can also confirm that a 6-pin EPS 12 power cable does not work. The system refuses to boot. Will not fry your board or CPU, but it won't boot.
    Last edited by Int8bldr; 05-05-2020 at 03:20 PM.

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