[SOLVED] How to connect the 6 pin EATX power connector?

ashdavid

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Hey All,

I have a ROG Zenith II Extreme which requires two EATX 8 pin power connectors as well as a EATX 6 pin connector.

I have never seen such a connector and my power supply does not have one of theses and neither does any other power supplies I have looked at. How do I connect this to a power supply as I am guessing that a GPU 6 pin will not be compatible.

 

bignastyid

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You'll have to use a 6+2 on the 6-pin so the tab won't be centered, which is just fine as it will still get enough to be secure. Good thing that PSU has plenty of pci-e power connectors as you'll still have plenty left for the GPU.

On a side note, good god thats alot of money.
 
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6pin connector actually is potential hazard.
4pin EPS connector fits into it, but polarity is opposite (from diagram in manual page 1-27).
Also first 6pin from 8pin EPS connector fit into it, but again polarity is opposite.

Better to leave 6pin not connected.


Edit: Actually there's error in english version manual. For example in german and french language versions polarity is correct.
So you can use 4pin ATX +12V or
first 6pin from 8pin +12V EPS in 6pin connector (if you can fit it there).
 
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ashdavid

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I really don't know what means. You can connect a 4 pin to 6 pin connector? Problem is that my power supply has only two 8 pin CPU power supply connectors.
 

Gam3r01

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The manual does a pretty poor job covering that 6 pin port, but generally that is reserved for a 6 pin PCIe cable to provide extra/more stable power to the PCIe lanes.
You need 8+4 or 8+8 for the EPS, but the 6 pin PCIe is optional.
 

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6pin PCIE connector will not fit into 6pin connector on motherboard.
Odd, from the pictures I saw it did. Port was (from top to bottom SQ=Square and RD=Round) SQ, SQ, RD, then bottom row RD, RD, SQ.
PCIe cables are, again top (top being the side with the clip) to bottom, SQ, RD, RD, and bottom row RD, RD, SQ which would fit.

 

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There is only ONE kind of six pin connector. There are no multiple versions. All of the supplemental auxiliary 6 pin PCI connections on motherboards are exactly the same as the six pin connections on graphics cards. There are NO special six pin auxiliary connections for motherboards, because if there were, we'd know about them. You want to tell me you know about a power supply with special PCIe six pin connections? I'll call that BS every time.

End of argument.
 

ashdavid

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The six pin PCI connector does fit, but I have sata and molex to 6 pin that seems to fit as well. Is a peripheral power supply 12 V? PCI seems to fit with the connector latch being off center where as the molex and sata to 6 pin are clicking into place in the correct manner. So is a sata or molex cable 12v ?
 
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Yes, the latch being off center is not nearly as important as the quality of the actual six pin PCIe connector being much higher than that of most adapters. I would be very skeptical of ANY adapters, regardless of the source. We see case after case after case of adapters causing fires or electrical damage here. What you do is up to you, we can only tell you what we see every day. Molex and SATA to PCI adapters are bad news. 6 pin to 8 pin PCI adapters are bad news.
 
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ashdavid

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Yes, the latch being off center is not nearly as important as the quality of the actual six pin PCIe connector being much higher than that of most adapters. I would be very skeptical of ANY adapters, regardless of the source. We see case after case after case of adapters causing fires or electrical damage here. What you do is up to you, we can only tell you what we see every day. Molex and SATA to PCI adapters are bad news. 6 pin to 8 pin PCI adapters are bad news.
OK, will not use them. I had no idea that they were trouble.
What is the make and model of the PSU? What GPU are you using?
Here is my parts picker list, but GPU's are the EVGA water cooled versions, they were not in the selection but are the FTW3 ULTRA versions.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3BxBGc

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Threadripper 3970X 3.7 GHz 32-Core Processor | $1948.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus Zenith II Extreme EATX sTRX4 Motherboard | $838.62 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | \*G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $665.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 4.0 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $379.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate IronWolf Pro 16 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $499.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate IronWolf Pro 16 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $499.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1353.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1353.98 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Core P7 ATX Mid Tower Case | $304.48 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1250 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $449.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | \*Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32/64-bit | $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 RGB TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack) 63.19 CFM 140 mm Fans | $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | \*Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 RGB TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack) 63.19 CFM 140 mm Fans | $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | \*Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 RGB TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack) 63.19 CFM 140 mm Fans | $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Thermaltake Riing Trio 14 RGB TT Premium Edition (3-pack) 60.68 CFM 140 mm Fans | $177.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Thermaltake Riing Trio 14 RGB TT Premium Edition (3-pack) 60.68 CFM 140 mm Fans | $177.98 @ Amazon
Monitor | LG 38GL950G-B 37.5" 3840x1600 175 Hz Monitor | $1599.00 @ B&H
Monitor | \*LG 38GL950G-B 37.5" 3840x1600 175 Hz Monitor | $1599.00 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $13359.88
| Mail-in rebates | -$100.00
| Total | $13259.88
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 18:16 EST-0500 |
 

bignastyid

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You'll have to use a 6+2 on the 6-pin so the tab won't be centered, which is just fine as it will still get enough to be secure. Good thing that PSU has plenty of pci-e power connectors as you'll still have plenty left for the GPU.

On a side note, good god thats alot of money.
 
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ashdavid

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You'll have to use a 6+2 on the 6-pin so the tab won't be centered, which is just fine as it will still get enough to be secure. Good thing that PSU has plenty of pci-e power connectors as you'll still have plenty left for the GPU.

On a side note, good god thats alot of money.
Thanks so much for the help, so I assume I use the PCI connect at the PSU side?
Good God that's a lot of money.

There, it was said twice. Because it needed to be.
LOL, that is not the end of it, here is the water cooling parts list,

Bitspower G1/4" Hexagon Flow Indicator, Digital RGB x 2 = $110
Thermaltake Distro Pacific DP100-D5 Plus 360mm 200ml x 2 = $500
Thermaltake 16 mm Pacific C-PRO G1/4 Fitting x 30 = $300
Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS Chrome G1/4 90 Degree x 13 = $130
Bitspower Touchaqua G1/4" Female to Female Fitting x 4 = $20
Thermaltake Pacific W5 CPU Water Block - Black x 1 = $103
Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Pump/Reservoir Combo x 1 = $190
Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS R33 500ml Reservoir x 1 = $57
Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS R15 200ml Reservoir x 1 = $45
Thermaltake V-Tubler PETG (16mm) OD 1000mm 4 Pack x 5 = $90
Bitspower Touchaqua Digit Thermal Sensor x 1 = $27
Bitspower Rotary G1/4" drain valve x 4 = $192
EK-CoolStream CE 560 (Quad) Radiator x 2 = $260
EK-CoolStream XE 480 (Quad) Radiator x 1 = $140
EK-CoolStream XE 120 (Single) Radiator x 1 = $63
EVGA HYDRO COPPER Waterblock for EVGA / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti x 2 = $280

For a grand total of $2,597 on water cooling products alone. (Did not include shipping to Japan, man that is expensive)
I will post a build thread when I am finished.
Oh, and I did put in all the extra fittings and stuff I end up buying, but safe to say my head hurts.
 

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