Dec 19, 2012
I am trying to connect the following to each other in my new build:

  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 O8G Gaming
  • PSU: Corsair 650RM (2019 version)

The motherboard has regular EATXPWR (24pin), EATX12V (8pin) and EATX12V (4pin). According to the manual, I must connect the 24 pin and the 8 pin to the PSU and the 4 pin is optional. Seeing that I may overclock (i5 10600K), I am going to use connect the 4 pin as well.
The GPU is going to be connected to the PSU as well.

My questions is about something on the back side of the PSU that is confusing me:


I see 4 8-pin connection points on the bottom of the PSU. However, there is a gap between the 2 right ones and the 2 left ones. The indication 6+2PCIe&4+4CPU is written right in between them.
I hope I don't sound dumb, but how do I interpret this? Can I connect the 2 CPU cables to the right 8 pins and the GPU to the 8 pin on the left side of the gap? Why is there a gap there anyways?!!!!

The PSU did not come with a manual and I have not found any manuals for this PSU online.

Thank you in advance.