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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

    Jun 1, 2006
    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)

    MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR

    PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W

    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


    Jan 13, 2004
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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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