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    ATX Power Connectors

    Can anyone tell me why the EATX12v connectors are 8 pin and why I cant seem to find the connector that fits it. My power supply, corsair 1000w doesnt have the same pin configuration, the only way the connector fits is to not plug in the last pin set . this leaves 2 power pins left hanging....Any ideas???

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    It should be either 4 or 8 pin. The 6 pin connectors are for your video cards. You can use something like this below but be aware that it's not the same so be cautious about powering a ton of things from the board alone.
    http://www.amazon.com/EPS-8-Pin-Powe.../dp/B002BFNZAO

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    Look for the one that 8pin (4+4pin) and should be called EPS 8-pin on the box of the powers supply.

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    older or lower powered motherboards use 4 pin connectors. these days boards usually use a 8 pin so they allow you to attached 2x 4 pins together. high watt PSU usually includes a dedicated 8 pin connectors. these 8 pin connectors for the motherboard is different from the 8pin that goes on your graphics card. the connector is designed differently. for the Rampage III Extreme, you are able to plug is 2 8 pin connectors if your PSU provides the option but is not necessary. the second 8pin is there for extreme overclocking and to drive more power to the cpu.

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    Sorry to hijack this thread, question pertains to the same thread, didn't feal necessary to make a new one.

    I just received my R3E Monday, and got everything working with my i7-950 and all works great. My question is however with power connectors as well. My current power supply, Antec 1000w, has 1 4-pin connector and 1 8-pin connector. Would it be advisable to use both connections, or just use 1 or the other? Currently only have the 4-pin connector plugged in with no problems but haven't done any ocing yet. Would the mobo get to hot with both plugged it? Currently only on air but will be upgrading to liquid colling and ocing to 4ghz+ in the near future.

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    I would definitely switch to the 8pin and you should be fine for what you are planning. Someone who knows the engineering of the board (ie Brian) would have to answer whether the board can properly balance 8+4. The board will not get hotter just by having more power available though. This will only be an issue if you actually use the power (over-volting, etc).
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    Just what I was looking for thanks, will switch to the 8-pin when I get home

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    you are fine with just a single 8pin. the second 8pin for rampage iii extreme is to provide additional power to the cpu when in extreme extreme overclocking conditions. remember the r3e was designed with extreme overclocking in mind. for gaming our formula board will handle it just fine. so again all the additional power options for vga and cpu are not necessary unless you are hardcore overclocking.

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