Major_A wrote:Usually extra power connections are closer to the PCIe connections. I figured it was for more power but it seems like an odd place to put it.
Wow, how did I skip over that... But you guys are right, that is to supply extra power to the PCIe cards. The advantage to having the plug over here comes mainly for cable management and extreme overclocking. Who wants a 6pin PCIe cable running over the the middle of the board, it's effective but looks awful. On the edge it's much easier to hide the cable. Sorry about that