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Old 01-21-2020, 09:32 AM
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Why is 8 the magic number? You need 4. You have 2 left over. What would you connect to utilize the other 2/4?

The fact that two PSUs have components from the same OEM does not mean they are identical and re-labeled. Obviously neither company is going to share their proprietary engineering designs. You might find some review out there that does a tear down, but aside from that, the question of 6 vs 8 was probably a cost/spacing analysis and we will never know. At present, the 6 still appears to be 2 more than you need.

It does not matter which 4 of the 6 ports you use. There are no specific GPU or CPU ports and all have the same current tolerance. On lower end PSUs you may still see this, but perhaps an outside review of the product will put your mind at ease.
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