Cables & Connections

Forum discussion tagged with Cables & Connections.
  1. T

    Question Network switch speed question

    Hi. I've been planning on buying a cheap network switch for my pc and PS but I'm worried by the max speeds on switches. If my ethernet gets me about 130Mbps download would a switch with 10/100Mbps(this is what I don't really understand) cap my download at 100Mbps? What about the cables, does...
  2. V

    Question I swapped power cords between modular PSUs and now my computers won't run. Did I fry something?

    My goal was to remove my Rosewill 750 W PSU from an existing build (Build A) and replace it with my Corsair 650 W from another build (Build B). Both builds powered on and ran prior to this (Story spoiler: they don't anymore). I plugged a CPU 8 pin cord from my 750 into my 650, which I later...
  3. whaling

    Question 16-pin Adapter Question

    My new 4070TI came with a 16 pin to 2 x 6+2 pin adapter. My PCPartPicker build came with this warning: Will I be okay using the adapter that came with the card or should I be seeking out a 16 pin to 3 x 6+2 pin adapter?
  4. E

    [SOLVED] PCIE cables upside down?

    I've recently bought a 6700 XT red devil. Every graphics card I've ever had I plugged the PCIE connectors in one way (with the notch up), but on this card the only way they fit is upside down (with the notch down). Is it okay for it to be plugged in like this? I'll be showing pictures for more...
  5. A

    Question Are the cables for an HX 750 platinum series compatible with HX 1000 series platinum?

    Hi all, long time Tom's Hardware reader but first time poster. I'm upgrading a power supply for a Zotac 3090 from 750 HX platinum to 1000 HX platinum. Do I need to run the new cables to all the components or can I take the existing cables and plug them into the HX 1000 PSU when I replace it?
  6. E

    Question Sound system and TV connection

    Hello guys! So i have this sound system and this TV and i tried to buy an analog audio to optical cable but it didn't come any sound out. Do i need to buy something like this ? Is...
  7. F

    Question Rog Strix 3080 with HX850I PSU HELP!

    Hello! After a long wait im finally going to swap out my 1080ti with a 3080 card. Then i noticed i need 3 8 pins connectors vs the two i have today, so im going to buy a 8 pin to 8 pin cable tomorrow so i have 3 separate cables going from my PSU to my 3080 card. My question is if my PSU can...
  8. M

    Question GPU giving no signal to monitor ?

    I just bought a new motherboard, cpu, and ram to upgrade my computer. I have built many pcs in the past and plugged everything into the correct place but the monitor is saying no signal. I have Motherboard: ASUS PRIME H510M-E GPU: MSI 1660ti CPU: intel i5-10600k Ram: Corsair vengeance ddr4 8gb X...
  9. VinceMan

    [SOLVED] Need New USB Cable - unsure which one I need

    I recently built my wife a new computer, using the Corsair 4000D Airflow case. Somehow, the USB header cable just...fell apart when I was plugging it into the motherboard. I'm unsure what cable I need to order to replace it. Any advice?
  10. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Can you buy the separate extra 4 pin atx connector for the motherboard?

    Good day, Motherboards nowadays come with the extra 4 pin ATX power socket together with the regular 8 pin ATX socket. My question is can you buy that extra power cable? Because my power supply originally does not include that cable and I upgraded to a motherboard with that extra 4 pin ATX...
  11. n_a_m

    [SOLVED] Modular PSU PCI-e doubt

    Hi! I bought a Gigabyte P1000GM and I need to power up four RX 580 (six pins) and four Risers (also six pins) ATM. I bought a pair of 16AWG 6 to 6+2 PCI-e cables. The thing is that this Modular PSU has 8 pin PCI-e slots, not 6 as the cable I purchased. The question is. Is it safe to plug the...
  12. jimjamran

    [SOLVED] Pled issue with Gigabyte Auros Master x570

    Hello, I have recently just upgraded my motherboard and I'm having trouble with the pled cables + and - , the light for power button won't come on. The cables are inserted in the following order: +, -, pw. Does anyone have any idea why isn't working, could there be a fault in the motherboard...
  13. khauamx5

    [SOLVED] Can I Connect 3 HDMI displays in a RX 6900 XT that has 3 displayports using a conversion cable?

    so... I am planning on buying 3 monitors to use with the rx 6900 xt, I found the ones that would meet my dev/game criteria but they are hdmi only, can I use a hdmi-to-displayport cable in these 3 monitors (3 hdmi-to-displayport cables connected in a single gpu through 3 displayports) to connect...
  14. K

    [SOLVED] USB-C to USB-A data cables?

    Hi there, can anyone recommend any good usb-c to usb-a cables for data transfer as i am using it for editing purpose off my external ssd. Or is there no such cable, and the only way is for me to get an usb-c to usb-a converter. (PLEASE CLARIFY THIS FOR ME! I NEED HELP) Additional question, can...
  15. J

    [SOLVED] Which number of cables for the GPU ?

    Hello everyone, I have a question regarding PCI-E cables for my Radeon RX 6800 GPU and the new PSU I am tring to install in my system. What I am confused about is am I supposed to use one or two PCIe cables from the new PSU? In the previous system (image 03) I had only one cable coming out of...
  16. Hardly_Qualified723

    [SOLVED] Cable for drive swap type?

    I have been hunting for replacements for this cable (I want black, red, or black/red cabling) to lose the hotdog colors in the back of my fully tempered glass case. I assume by now they are IDE/FDD or Molex of some sort but I wouldn't trust my gut on the needed voltage and such as the wire or...
  17. Z

    [SOLVED] Whre should I connect these cables from the WaterCooler iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT

    The all I just bult my first "Super PC"... and for CPU Cooling I used a Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT. This Cooler cames with: x1 iCUE USB Cable - Just connected it on the Motherboard x1 SATA Connector - Connected it on the PSU SATA Cable x1 a Cable with 3 pins and only one wire - Connected...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] "Setting up" and using Speakers as Audio Monitors with Audio Interface

    I have an audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen), and on the back are 2 Line Outputs (Left and Right). Then on my speakers (Logitech Z506), it has 2 RCA Inputs (Stereo, Left and Right). I was wondering if I could use my speakers as Stereo Audio Monitors by using cables like this one...
  19. N

    [SOLVED] Does my PSU come with all the cables I'll need?

    I'm mainly asking this because I'm not sure the PSU will have cables for the GPU. Or does the Motherboard come with the cables to the GPU? Or is it a separate cable I need to buy?
  20. F

    Question How hot do power cables get? (Damage/Fire Hazard)

    I'm trying to hide some cables (Ps4, chromecast, TV and power strip cable) and was thinking of using pipe insulation. Here's a pic: I Bing'd it but didn't find much. Is my attempt a bad idea? If so, please call me stupid quickly since I don't wanna damage components...
  21. Herr B

    [SOLVED] Using third party extension cord cables

    Dear Community, I am still on the way of designing my own ultra compact micro ITX case with water cooling. Since the housing will be so compact, I decided to move to a third party vendor, who can supply the Cables I need in exactly the right length. My decision has fallen to LinkUP since they...
  22. xrh

    [SOLVED] RTX 3070 cables

    As the 3070 uses a 12 pin connector and it comes with an ugly 8 pin - 12 pin adapter so I've been wondering if I could use two 6 pin psu cables instead
  23. D

    [SOLVED] Will changing from "vga cable" to "dvi-d dual link / hdmi cable" upgrade my graphics quality on a 1920x1080 monitor

    I have a 1920x1080 monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a vga connector and a dvi-d connector. My PC outputs in either vga or hdmi. If I switch from a VGA cable to a cable with one end that's HDMI and another end that's DVI-D Dual link, will my I get a better graphic quality? I'm already...
  24. R

    [SOLVED] Does a Female DVI-D(dual link) to Male Display Port 1.4 Adapter Exist?

    I have this monitor: Acer GN276HL (144hz) <-- No DP. Acer GN276HL I want to plug it into a new RTX 3080 which does NOT have a DVI port. I can't seem to find an adapter, and I'd like to future proof the cables and run at 144hz, so I want DP1.4. Does this adapter exist? Or is there an...
  25. M

    [SOLVED] HOW TO Plug CPU power connector in PSU ?

    Hello In seasonic PSU PCie Ports and CPU Ports are in the same group I want to Know Which PORTS I have to plug cpu power cables in ?? in the photo there is 5 ports in PSU to PLUG CPU power cables "but" there is only 2 ports are correct for CPU POWER CONNECTOR I need to Know : Which 2ports...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] Reusing PSU Cable?

    I finished my new build and I realised that my PSU didn’t come with a UK plug, just a European one I think. Would it be safe to reuse my old PSU cable? My old PSU: Cit 500CB 500W ATX PSU Power Supply My new PSU: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  27. Aziren2021

    [SOLVED] Using a Network Lease line (Business line) to Resell internet: What equipment will i need?

    Hi, So I am not sure if anyone is going to know the answer to this but it is worth a shot Anyways as stated I am planning on entering a business with someone else and plan on using a business line, or lease line, to resell the internet to other households near me. Now I understand the concept of...
  28. RonAhar

    Question Possible to transmit TV audio into PC?

    Hey there, I urgently need to record something from my TV and do not have time\money to invest in an actual capture card, and one of my friends suggested using an Aux cord and connect it to both my TV and PC. Now, I did connect them both and practically no sound came from either devices, I am...
  29. rkderj

    [SOLVED] 5 pin to eight pin cable?

    I have bought a more powerful graphics card for my workstation. The problem is that it needs to be connected to the power supply. It has an eight pin entry and the power supply only has five pin exits (the flat one). I am having trouble finding a cable that would connect both. Is there such a...
  30. xReDo

    [SOLVED] First PC build and need help with ordering cables

    Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply is what I got. I have read that custom cables are best for cable management/aesthetics and want this to be a good clean build... Can I get some advice?
  31. Nightwielder

    [SOLVED] What cables and connectors do I need for my build?

    I'm looking to build a really nice gaming PC that can handle anything I throw at it. I want your opinion on my choices in hardware and also recommendations for what wiring materials (cables and the like) I will need. I only listed one hard drive as I already have a few tb+ hhds I can use for...
  32. A

    [SOLVED] Underperforming RTX 2080 Ti and control panel not showing 144Hz option for monitor

    Hi. My PC specs: i9 9900k at 4.7Ghz Corsair H100i RGB Pro MSI Z390m MPG Gaming Pro AC Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB DDR4 2666 Mhz A.Data M.2 SSD - 256 GB 1 TB WD Blue Zotac RTX 2080Ti Twin Fan Seasonic Focus Plus 750W PSU Monitors: Dell S2719DGF - 1440p, 144Hz, Freesync with GSync...
  33. S

    [SOLVED] Do i need 2 separate pci-e cables for rtx 2080ti ?

    I was browsing the internet and i found a thread that said you should use 2 separate cables for a rtx 2080 ti but only use one pcie split cable and its working just fine. What should i do ?
  34. J

    [SOLVED] Help finding replacement cables for modular PSU

    I've got a modular Raidmax RX-850AE, and I need to find a couple replacement cables. I've read that power supply cables aren't necessarily compatible across brands, and I have no wish to replace my graphics card or hard drives. Can anyone help me find a pci-e cable and a SATA/peripheral cable...
  35. amshak01

    Question Zip ties too long?

    I made my first build several weeks ago in the thermaltake core v21. The core v21 doesn't have much in the way of cable management and I used a horizontal mobo placement and did my best with a few zipties on the extremely long case IO connection cables and on the PSU cables to keep them tidy. I...
  36. Svalkash

    [SOLVED] What is it?

    Long time ago my mom has bought a computer with TV adapter. Have some cables left (pictures). What is it? Is any of these useful? View:
  37. A

    Question SSD cables confusion

    So i want to buy SSD: Crucial MX500 250GB. And i don't really know what cables i should buy, because i think i threw away my motherboard box. My motherboard is MSI B350M PRO VD PLUS.
  38. D

    Question Monitor(s) inexplicably not connecting to HDMI

    Not sure if this belongs under Displays, but frankly, I have no idea what the problem component is at this point, so this section seems most apt. As of a week ago, I have been experiencing an issue where my PC successfully boots to Windows 10, but the monitor cannot connect to HDMI. I tried...
  39. 4

    Question PSU cables for xfx 850w

    I bought used xfx 850w psu. It came without some cables: pcie, cpu, peripherals, ide and sata. As this power supply is semi-modular it already have 24 pin, double, each 6+2 pins, pcie and 8 pins processor cable (last one is actually 2x4 pins, do i marked it for cpu correctly?) I need sata cables...
  40. gamerbrehdy

    Question Watercooling, still unknown territory for me...

    So I asked this question a few times now, and the awnsers weren't very clear. So I'm going to rephrase the question. I want to buy an AIO, or build a custom loop (both at least 240ml radiators) My pc has the following headers: 1x cpu_fan 2x cha_fan (or chassis fan/case fan) 1 or more 4-pin...