Question Problem plugging in motherboard to PSU

AlexS

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Hi

Please check my specs:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MvCHvn

And check this photo:



You will see at the back of my photo above that my Z390 Designare motherboard requires a 4 pin and 8 pin socket to be plugged into it.

You will see in my hand that I have two leads, and each lead has a pair of connectors (total 4 connectors in my hand). Each connector is 4 pin.

Can I plug 3 of these connectors into the motherboard (other end goes into a Corsair AX860 CPU)?

Or do I need to go out and buy another lead from Corsair?

Very confused indeed!

Many Thanks

Alex
 

WildCard999

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Thanks.
It's impossible to plug this in wrong isn't it?
(Unless I force something)..

Appreciated!
I usually route those cables behind the motherboard on the other side of the case (if room permits) coming out of the top then plugging them in. They sometimes can take a bit of force but if needed you may have to unscrew the motherboard from the case to make it easier.

Having the side fan and that large CPU cooler is going to make it a bit difficult to get those plugged in.
 

AlexS

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Brilliant thx. Another thing..

This is just my paranoid personality..
This is PCI-E power for the display adapter.
6 pin plus 2 pin plugged into 8 pin socket, see photo on right. This looks good?


Thx
 

AlexS

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Ok last question ( I hope). See my last picture, I plugged that lead from the display adapter straight into my PSU.

Now I've just noticed a "PEG" socket on my motherboard, now do I need to plug this into the PSU?

I'm thinking probably not as I only have one external display card, if I had two cards then maybe. Am I right?

Thanks!
 

WildCard999

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Ok last question ( I hope). See my last picture, I plugged that lead from the display adapter straight into my PSU.

Now I've just noticed a "PEG" socket on my motherboard, now do I need to plug this into the PSU?

I'm thinking probably not as I only have one external display card, if I had two cards then maybe. Am I right?

Thanks!
I don't know exactly which socket your referring to, could you please take a pic of it?

Or at least circle it.
 

AlexS

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Hi

It's the empty 6 pin socket below the SATA leads on the motherboard. Manual identifies it as PEG (PCIe Power Connector).

Many thanks..

 

Solidjake

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Hi

It's the empty 6 pin socket below the SATA leads on the motherboard. Manual identifies it as PEG (PCIe Power Connector).

Many thanks..
Per the manual

(Note 3) When two or more graphics cards are installed, we recommend that you connect the power cable from the power supply to the PEG connector to ensure system stability
 

AlexS

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Anybody know the specifics of this
"PEG (PCIe Power Connector)" other than what is in the manual please let me know!

I have it unplugged for now, not overclocking or anything .. all is good.
 

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