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Build an Awesome PC, 2014 Edition by Mike Riley

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Powering the Motherboard

To deliver power from the PSU to the MOBO, we need to connect two main power cables in between. The first connector we will plug in is the largest. It’s also the one with the most pins, the 24-pin ATX connector, as the next figure shows.

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Figure 34. The ATX power plug is a primary power connection between the power supply and the motherboard. Note the USB 3.0 cable (from the USB ports on the front of the PC case) below the ATX connector that we attached earlier.

Use the 24-pin ATX cable from the Corsair RM850 package to insert into the ATX connector on the motherboard, as Figure 35, The ATX power cable attached to the ...

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