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Need help to connect cable to power supply and motherboard

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I am confused with motherboard cables to PSU. I am trying to connect main 24 pins cable on the right of motherboard and 8 pins on the top of motherboard to EVGA PSU.

I have a cable that came with power supply that is 24 pins on one side and 18+10 on the other side. There is a port on the PSU to accept 18+10. Does it mean that I connect 24 pins side to motherboard and 18+10 to power supply where it says Motherboard? (It says motherboard above 18 pins opening not over both 18 and 10 openings- looks like I only must plug 18 pins).

In manual it says, "Connect 24 pin ATX cable to the PSU and the motherboard". It says nothing about 18+10 side of that cable.

What about the 8 pins at the top of motherboard?

There are 2 cables with 8 pins on one side and 4+4 pins on the other (one is optional). Manual says, "Connect 4+4 pin EPS 12V cable to motherboard."

Do I connect 4+4 pins to the motherboard and 8 pins to PSU or 8 pins to motherboard and 4+4 to PSU? It says CPU on both ends and CPU on the port of power supply. Does it matter?

Thank you.
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  1. Best answer
    "There is a port on the PSU to accept 18+10. Does it mean that I connect 24 pins side to motherboard and 18+10 to power supply where it says Motherboard?"

    Yes.

    "Do I connect 4+4 pins to the motherboard and 8 pins to PSU"

    Yes.

    Sounds like your manual that came with the PSU isn't very good! In good news it should be impossible to plug the wrong cable into the wrong socket, look carefully at the holes on the ends of the cables, they're different shapes, makes it physically impossible to plug anything in wrong.
  2. Thank you, I connected it.

    Not selecting best answer yet because I may have question about the graphics. Thank you.
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