Power supply cables

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  1. E

    Question Question about Graphic card Pin connectors

    Hello everyone, i am planning on Buying Rtx 3060 Msi Gaming X, Graphic card requires 14 Pin Connector I have Corsair 650W CX650 Power supply My power supply has 2x 6+2 Pin connectors My question is , is can i connect 6+2 and 6 pin to this graphic card or should i consider buying other power supply
  2. Question Shorted 4 drives after installing new PSU - Repair/Recovery advice needed.

    Hey folks, I appreciate in advance any knowledge or advice you can share. I was upgrading from a Corsair CX600m PSU to an EVGA Supernova 750 P2 PSU. I had 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's as storage, with an M.2 as the boot drive. I replaced the GPU, CPU and Motherboard cables but kept the Sata cables in...
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    Question My GPU led turns on but my pc won't

    Hi guys. I have a noob question earlier today I tried to turn my pc on but it wouldnt work but I saw my GPU led on. I think I know why it happened because I had two cables a power supply and a hdmi cellar taped together(I didn't know that was a bad idea). I'm getting a new power supply cable but...
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    [SOLVED] Use 2x6 PCI-E plugs to power MSI Gaming GTX 970?

    Hi all, I have an older MSI GTX-790 that I want to use in a PC I'm repurposing for use as a server. I think the card is a "gaming" edition since it has one PCI-E 6-pin and one 8-pin rather than the usual 6 + 6. However, the power supply in my spare chassis only has two 6-pin PCI-E plugs. Can I...
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    [SOLVED] Pci-e extender confusion

    I would like to get an extender for my pci-e cables. I have 2 cables, both have a 6+2, and I would like to extend them to another 6+2 just longer. Would using an extender that's a 6 to 6+2 work if I just connected it to the 6 part of the original cord?
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    [SOLVED] My PSU says 125V on the plug but my wall sockets are 220v. Can I plug my PSU straight into the wall?

    I just want to know since the plug says 125v instead of the normal 100-240v is it safe to plug into a wall? Or do I need to buy an adapter? The PSU is Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W and the website says the input voltage is 100-240v. However the plug looks exactly like this View...
  7. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Looking For a 750W Power Supply with an Extra 4pin ATX Connector

    Good day, I'm currently creating a build, and I need a power supply with the extra 4 pin ATX connector not just the standard 8 pin. Now some of you might be thinking, "You don't need that, that is just for extreme overclocking, and it will be unnecessary for the everyday user". Well, yeah...
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    [SOLVED] Power Supply for Dell Optiplex

    Hello, I have a Dell Optiplex 3020 that I'm suspecting has a bad PSU; I'm looking to replace it and I would like to go with something a little newer than what it has but I'm not sure what to get to make sure I have the right connections; My current one has an 8 pin P1 and a 4 pin P2 connector...
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    [SOLVED] Are more budget PSU cable extensions potentially dangerous

    Looking at cable extensions for my RM750x (2018). I have found 'EZDIY-FAB Sleeved Cables' on Amazon for £28, which is significantly cheaper than cable mods, is there a catch to this? Can these harm my components, and are they even compatible? The cables...
  10. VinceG.

    [SOLVED] HELP! Corsair LED Case Fans Connected to PSU not working!

    Case Fans: Corsair Case Fans AF120 Blue LED x3 Power Supply: XPG Core Reactor 650W Gold Modular Power Supply Cable used to connect to PSU: Molex to 3x3 Pin or 4 Pin Computer PC Case Fan Power Splitter Adapter Cable I was using the Molex adapter cable to connect the Corsair fans to PSU directly...
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    [SOLVED] Is it possible I destroyed my PSU by using a wrong CPU cable?

    I have a Corsair RM550x, which is a modular PSU. I was having trouble starting my PC (details below), so I tried using a different CPU cable from another PSU. I thought that if it fits, it should be ok. However, as soon as I started it with the other cable, my PSU made some sound and never...
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    [SOLVED] Connecting 20-pin PSU to 6-pin motherboard

    Hello everyone, My pre-built Dell G5 desktop came with a paltry 360W power supply. I purchased an EVGA 600W ATX 12v power supply to replace it, but it's clear that these power supplies were not 'made' for a small frame PC like mine, as it's far too large to fit inside but I've accepted leaving...
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    [SOLVED] Help with cpu 4+4 and extra 4 pin

    So i have a b550 phantom gaming 4 motherboard which has 2 atx12v power connectors, but the power supply i have only has the 4+4 cable (rm650x) , is the extra 4 pin cable needed? Specs: Ryzen 5 3600 rx 480 B550 phantom gaming 4 2x8gb 3600mhz XLR8 RAM I apologise if any terminology is wrong
  14. McCoffee

    [SOLVED] CPU power connected to GPU ?

    I was swapping my GPU and power supply today I accidentally connected a pcie power cable to what I believe is a CPU power connector on the EVGA G2 1000W PSU. The connector fit perfectly and was not forced. When I realised the error I swapped gpu and power connector as I did not actually have...
  15. K

    [SOLVED] Motherboard and CPU Power Supply

    I have an Asrock H110 Pro BTC + motherboard. I have a server power supply with a breakout board that has 16 PCie (6 pin) ports and one 4 pin Molex. I'm trying to establish the required power connections for the motherboard and CPU. For the motherboard - I'm using a 6 pin to 24 pin Cable from...
  16. Spaceslug

    [SOLVED] Can I use my old Power Supply cable on my new Power Supply?

    Power cord (16A 250V) that came with power supply doesn't fit my country's socket. Can I use my old power cord (10A 250V) on my new PSU? My Corsair RM750 came with a power cable that has an incompatible socket type, I cannot mount it on any of my wall sockets. On the new PSU cable, the...
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    [SOLVED] Concerning 24 pin motherboard cable

    Hi everyone, I ordered a sea-sonic prime plat. 850 w power supply on eBay that came with no cables but was a really good deal about 6 months ago. I also order the supposed OEM cables for it, also on eBay. It came with the sea-sonic bag and everything. I was running an OC’d i7 5960x pulling about...
  18. NoLongerHuman

    [SOLVED] Pc won’t turn off, won’t restart and sometimes screen loses signal

    I’m having some weird issues. Specifically after I downloaded the drivers for my new pc I built it won’t power down when I click shutdown and sometimes it will just restart instead. When I try to restart it it just gets stuck and I have to manually turn off the pc. My pc works fine but every...
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    [SOLVED] Fan Motor And PSU Wire Proximity; Electromagnetic Interference

    Hello, I have a NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM fan as a bottom intake in my case. Blades pointing down, motor end up (the end with the Noctua label up, so it's pushing air into the case). The wires from the Power Supply (Corsair HX1000i) are running right over the noctua fan motor. The wires...
  20. [SOLVED] Is this the right cable for my PSU?

    I have a SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM power supply in my daughter's PC. It's a pretty old one by now I guess. Bought it in 2016. Anyway, I tried putting it in my daughter's computer, which now has my old GTX 980 in it. The cable it used to have in my case with my own Corsair PSU does not fit...
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    [SOLVED] power supply has multiple sata power connectors on one?

    My power supply has multiple sata power connectors on one cable. I was wondering if I could use one cable to power two hard drives? there are three connectors on one cable. Pc parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pG7CCz PSU...
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    [SOLVED] How bad is it man handle your power supply cables?

    I've got a pretty small computer case, and while I'm not really worried about the airflow I'm more concerned on how I'm suppose to get my ssd, and hard drive in there without breaking anything. I literally have my cables floating around bunched in one giant ball with a zip tie. I was how rough...
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    [SOLVED] Y PCIe Splitter Cable

    So I have an RTX 3070 and it needs 2 x 8 pins to power it. I was just wondering if it would be better to use 2 single 8 pin to 8 pin pcie cables or 2 y splitter cables that my psu comes with. Also, is it safe to leave one side of the split end unplugged and one side plugged into the gpu. Thanks.
  24. Fuzzysweater

    [SOLVED] PCI cord for old power supply to new graphics card

    I have an old (but still works well) OCZ 600MXSP power supply and am upgrading my other components. My brother is helping me, please excuse my ignorance. I need to get a PCI cord that is compatible with my power supply and the new video card. The new video card has 6 plus 8 pins. The power...
  25. Erryo99

    Question Hello everyone , i have a corsair ax850 (850 w 80+Gold ) i have lost the original cables

    I'm wondering if i can use another modular psu cables instead of the used to ax850 cuz i have searched for them but didn't find anything Or if someone know where i can find them with the possibility of delivery
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    Question Replaced PSU, computer will not boot/fans not running but the led on rgb ram is on

    Hello there! I recently swapped out my psu, when I plugged everything back in the computer does not boot/fans don’t turn on but, the LED on the rpg ram turns right on. I have reset the cmos battery, removed one stick and turned on then tried removing both sticks of ram with no luck. I would...
  27. C

    [SOLVED] Where do i buy a new power supply cable?

    House burned down in august, and (stupidly) I saved my pc from the fire. When we were running through the rubble we found my power cable, and it works, but I'm afraid to use it, because the prongs are a little yellow and black not misshapen though. I don't know if should get another cable or a...
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    Question Modular PSU Smoking From Cords

    Hello, I was on my computer today and it turned off randomly. I thought it was a loose connection, so I jiggles some cords and hit the power button a bunch to see if it’d turn back on, it just made a weird clicking sounds. After pressing the power button many times, smoke started coming from...
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    [SOLVED] Can you run an 8pin +6pin with 2 6pins?

    Have a slight issue as my little brother is upgrading his graphics card to a card that requires an 8pin +6pin, but PSU only has two 6pins, I have heard conflicting reports that two of the pins are only for grounding and are completely safe, and others saying that the card will not get the power...
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    [SOLVED] msi gaming x trio 3080 pcie cables

    With the msi trio 3080 I saw it has 3 8 pin power connectors on it and I wanted to know if it would be safe to run it with 2 separate 8 pins (18awg) with one being daisy chained until a psu with 3 separate 8 pin cables would arrive. By safe I mean, no system crashes (other than drivers or new...
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    [SOLVED] What PSU to replace Cooler Master RS 500 PCAR-D3?

    I have an old but trustworthy Desktop I built around an Asus B85M-E mobo. I have had an ATI Radeon 3870 card and wanted to upgrade it. After some research, I picked the XFX RX 590. They aren't kidding about that "Fat Boy." In essence I lose a PCI slot installing that. OK, so I see that my PSU...
  32. Dajarik

    [SOLVED] Can't connect psu to 8-pin gpu?

    So I'm trying connect my Q-Dion QD500 PSU to geforce gtx 1660 super oc, that requires 8-pin power supply. On the q-dion's website and pcpartpicker it states that my psu has 6+2pin connector for gpu but in reality all I can see on this PSU is 5-pin and 6-pin connectors, for some reason. Upon...
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    [SOLVED] 6 to 8 pin adapter or new psu?

    I'm about to buy a gtx 1660 super, but my psu has 1x6 pin and no 8 pins. I don't know much about electricity, cables or power supplies. can I connect my 6 pin to the 8 pin? should I buy an adapter or a new psu and which one? I've been using the psu for about 3 years and didn't have any issues...
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    [SOLVED] Is 1x6 pin to 2x8 pin adapters safe?

    I'm about to buy an rx 570 wich needs 1x8 pin, but my power supply only has 2x6 pin. I know that the 1x6 pin to 1x8 pin is not that safe, and the 2x6 pin to 1x8 pin is better, but I just can't find any in my country (Hungary) and if I want to buy 1, I have to buy it on Amazon, but it has the...
  35. mzhr

    [SOLVED] Missing anything? (First time building PC)

    Hey, I am building my first PC and make sure they're are no mistakes. I wanted to know if everything is compatible? I provided screenshots and a PCPartPicker on what components I plan to use. I am worried about the cables for the power supply. Most importantly the fans. I don't know if I have...
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    [SOLVED] Power supply short circuit hard drives?

    My old power supply was going out so i bought a new evga power supply. After installing into my pc my towers fans as well as my 3 hard drives all stopped working. The bios recognizes my disk drive that’s on a different power strip than all 3 of the hard drives. is it possible that my new power...
  37. SniiiKzz

    [SOLVED] Do 6 pin to 8 pin adapters reduce performance?

    I just bought a gtx 1660 that requires an 8 pin, me being the dummy that I am didn’t check if I had 8 pin connectors. I ordered an adapter that allows the 6 pin to connect to the 8 pin and I’m worried it might reduce performance
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    Question Computer wont start, no motherboard LEDs. Messing with PSU cables temporarily fixed it but then it happened again?

    Over the past week my computer has been having trouble starting, after turning on the power strip nothing will happen. All of the LEDs will still be off and it will not react at all when i press the power button. The power strip is working fine as it is powering other lights as well as my...
  39. JoeyMan12345

    Question Computer sometimes will not turn back on until I unplug the power cord and plug it back in

    Ever since I built my computer about 1.5 years ago, I noticed that whenever I plugged in my power supply cord into the power supply, or even moved it a bit, I noticed some sort of crackling sound (I have no idea if this is a normal thing), but for a long time now (maybe about a year), sometimes...
  40. Wetosi

    [SOLVED] Is everything compatible in this system?

    I don’t know if the PSU and the motherboard have enough slots for the cables. And I would like to know if these parts are compatible with eachother. I picked 3TB of storage because I will be using the same system for 4+ years. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZXZVf9 CPU...