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    Default Am I the only one that feels uncomfortable about this adapter?

    This thing gives me a very uneasy feeling:

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    Essentially, Gigabyte says that if you are going to overclock your CPU, plug three cables from the PSU into this one connector of the motherboard.

    Umm.... The weakest link is still the single connector on the motherboard. This seems like a HORRIBLE idea!!!

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    Looks weird, and seems like it's unnecessary one way or another - the EPS 8pin connector is apparently specified for 336 watts, and can reliably handle much more. I can understand motherboard manufacturers adding additional 4pin connectors (with two +12V wires) near the EPS standard one, but what kind of power would your CPU have to use to actually need triple as much power as one standard EPS 8pin?
    ...Nevermind the fact that they all converge on the single connector on the MB, yeah.

    By the way - how many power supplies are there with three 8pin EPS connectors that you can plug into this adapter? Things like EVGA G2 1600W, Corsair AX1500i and even Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000W only have two.

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    Tim "The Toolman" Taylor must be working for Gigabyte now
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    Just another useless "feature" to add to the bullet point list.

    I'm always amused by what the motherboard manufacturers come up with to differentiate themselves from each other. Who comes up with these ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Looks weird, and seems like it's unnecessary one way or another - the EPS 8pin connector is apparently specified for 336 watts, and can reliably handle much more.
    No, 7 A is pushing it already and more is just suicide.

    I have personally witnessed PCIe burning on 1.5kW Platimax several times at just 200 W, which is about 5.5 A per pin and those are exactly the same pins used there. It finally stopped when I removed all that modular crap and soldered the cables into the modular board directly.

    You believe that thing will handle 336 W? Hell no way. I bet on 200 W max, it has just a single +12 V pin more than 150W 8pin PCIe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Looks weird, and seems like it's unnecessary one way or another - the EPS 8pin connector is apparently specified for 336 watts, and can reliably handle much more. I can understand motherboard manufacturers adding additional 4pin connectors (with two +12V wires) near the EPS standard one, but what kind of power would your CPU have to use to actually need triple as much power as one standard EPS 8pin?
    ...Nevermind the fact that they all converge on the single connector on the MB, yeah.

    By the way - how many power supplies are there with three 8pin EPS connectors that you can plug into this adapter? Things like EVGA G2 1600W, Corsair AX1500i and even Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000W only have two.
    According to my motherboard manual, the 4 and 8 pin don't need to be both plugged into the mobo.

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    I have the 4 pin and 8 pin connected though. I have looked numerous time around the web and seems many people says to populate both connectors some say it is optional.

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    Weird Connector Thingy™

    For when you have more EPS12V plugs than sense

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    cheapie: more stripes, more adidas?

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    It is horrible, even if the wire Gauge could handle that current, that terminal on the MBU will melt. They have no other choice though, their MBU surface is likely full and can't add terminals. Would need also more VRMs.

    That's why boards use up to 3 PEGs for aux power besides 2.5 CPUs already. Have not yet seen a 4 PEG aux board, yet.

    And for the power, already some 4-cores could draw 35A max non-OC (= 8.8A per wire avg. 14 AWG can handle 10A peak. The prob is more the plastic melting).

    So, yup, more adidas is needed

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