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Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MouseJunkie, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. MouseJunkie

    MouseJunkie Thread Starter

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    It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question :eek:

    gfx: Sapphire HD3850 512MB Ultimate (passive)
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=225&grp=3

    MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1261&maincat_no=1

    PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W
    http://www.seasonic.com/product/pc_retail.jsp

    The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

    Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?
     
  2. alwrmc

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    First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.
     
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