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    Default EVGA P2 650 compatible with ASUS AM4 X370 Crosshair VI Hero?

    Hi, First post here on the forum.

    I recently bought a EVGA Supernova P2 650W for a new computer build based off of the review at Jonnyguru.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=446
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=429

    It had everything I was looking for in a power supply and I didn't need a 750watt or higher PSU as I only plan to use 1 video card on the system, a pcie soundcard and a capture card in the other slots. I chose a 650watt instead of anything higher as my system load shouldn't warrant the more powerful ones with these parts.

    I have been eyeing getting an ASUS AM4 X370 Crosshair VI Hero but I noticed that it has 2 eps power connectors, a 8 and a 4pin. The EVGA Supernova P2 650W has just 1 CPU power port but the included cable has a 8 and 4+4 CPU at the end. Is it okay to use the one cable to power both the 8 pin and 4 pin? I don't plan to do an extreme overclock.

    From JonnyGuru's review of the 650watt, it seemed to imply that it was possible to use just the one cable on a motherboard like this.

    I realize that the 4pin on these boards is generally supplemental and usually not required unless doing extreme overclocks, but I wanted to be sure that the P2 650watt PSU and its included cable is compatible with boards such as this one. I did notice that the P2 750watt and higher has a separate CPU2 Power port.

    I posted on the eVGA forum but didn't get a response from an official eVGA rep, so was hoping someone here could confirm before I see about swapping from a 650 P2 to a 750 P2.

    Thanks!

    Picture of ASUS AM4 X370 Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard for Reference

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    You can always contact the motherboard manufacturer for clarification; in the case of /most/ consumer boards, dual CPU power headers are generally there to divide up the load and it's not required to have both connected at the same time.

    Likewise, many motherboards will power up with just a 4pin CPU power connector instead of a full 8pin.

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    See on the manual, page 53: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...510.1488602054

    They reccomend to use at least the 8-pin CPU connector. The use of the 4-pin connector is optional. It's possible to use only the 4-pin connector, but they advise against.

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    Thanks, last time I checked they hadn't posted the manual yet.

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    One EPS should always work.

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