Originally Posted by Balderdash
Just an update: it turns out that I was not missing anything. The 8-pin connector that came with the PSU splits into two 4-pin connectors., and you're supposed to use that. Nothing in the manual tells you that, though.
ah, I remember a similar caper on a build using a Thermaltake Toughpower 750W modular PSU....!
glad to hear it's sorted!