2 minutes ago, ftahir192 said:
My new motherboard has a 8+4 EPS header rather than the more traditional 8 pin one. The manual doesn't specifiy whether I can just use 8 pin or must use 8+4. Would I be fine using 8 pin only for this? I've read some conflicting things for different motherboards online.
The 4 pin is not needed, the 8 pin is plenty.
The 8 pin already doe 384W, you do not need the extra 150W of the 4 pin EPS on that CPU (since that CPU will only use up to 100W).
That 4 pin is only needed when you are using many videocards or doing LN2 overclocking.