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Old 11-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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The titles may be misleading because, I'm have a problem understanding something about the 8pin CPU connector.
I was looking at the MSI Mpower MAX motherboard and it has 16pin power design, also i have not found any PSU that has 2 x 8pin connectors, and also would i be able to use a 4pin CPU + 4pin Molex = 8pin CPU x2 for the 16 pin power design, also it it worth the struggle.

Thanks Polak;
Motherboard:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Z87-MPOW...ywords=MSI+z87
4pin CPU + 4pin Molex = 8pin;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-inc...s=4pin+to+8pin
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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i think the reason for have a total of 16pin is so that you dont bottle neck the processor's power. doing what you said with the 4ping +molex 4 ping will work. but will look goofy but im pretty sure your mobo will work with only 1 8 ping connector
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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The titles may be misleading because, I'm have a problem understanding something about the 8pin CPU connector.
I was looking at the MSI Mpower MAX motherboard and it has 16pin power design, also i have not found any PSU that has 2 x 8pin connectors, and also would i be able to use a 4pin CPU + 4pin Molex = 8pin CPU x2 for the 16 pin power design, also it it worth the struggle.

Thanks Polak;
Motherboard:
MSI Z87-MPOWER-MAX Motherboard (Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, 10x USB3.0, HDMI, Killer LAN, LGA1150 Socket): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
4pin CPU + 4pin Molex = 8pin;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-inc...s=4pin+to+8pin

This cable was originally created for workstations to provide 12 volts to power multiple CPUs. But as time has passed many CPUs require more 12 volt power and the 8 pin 12 volt cable is often used instead of a 4 pin 12 volt cable. Depending on the power supply, the connector may contain one 12 volt rail in all 8 pins or two 12 volt rails taking up 4 pins apiece. It is often refered to as an "EPS12V" cable.

Source: All about the various PC power supply cables and connectors

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