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I'm going to be sleeving my psu soon, so I'm getting some new connectors. I want to make sure I for-sure know the connector genders before I buy my stuff, but I keep second guessing myself on which is which doh.gif

Which is this?

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post #2 of 10
PCI-e power connector. For graphics cards really.

EDIT:
And Its male.
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

PCI-e power connector. For graphics cards really.

EDIT:
And Its male.
Thanks thumb.gif. And actually, you just brought it to my attention that they are only PCI-e, but the modular connection to my XFX 850 looks the same but the pattern is not the same.

Actually, this picture doesn't appear to be a PCI-e conenctor, the pattern doesn't seem to match confused.gif Looks like there is two versions of the PCI-e connector.

Also, if that one is male why are these and these listed as female? Is the picture wrong?
Edited by just_nuke_em - 12/31/11 at 2:23am
    
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Hmm, not sure.

I am by no means an expert...in anything, but male connectors go inside female connectors (I hope I don't have to explain why) so I dont know what's up sorry.

Maybe I'm wrong (although I don't see why they would call the one you plug into the other one the male).
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IIRC, it is female because of the pins that go in the connector, not the connector itself.
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I'm going to be sleeving my psu soon, so I'm getting some new connectors. I want to make sure I for-sure know the connector genders before I buy my stuff, but I keep second guessing myself on which is which doh.gif
Which is this?
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Hey man!

Have a look at my sleeving FAQ and video guide (link is in my sig) I just updated the faq to have a full break down of connectors with links and pictures.

If you have any more questions please feel free to shoot me a pm.

But the one you show is a female as the pins inside of it are female pins.
Edited by Lutro0 - 1/3/12 at 9:34pm
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Female, the metal pins in the GPU socket go INSIDE the contacts of the plug you posted, thus, its a female connector.
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male protrudes,female recieves biggrin.gif
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male protrudes,female recieves biggrin.gif

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post #10 of 10
The gender of the connectors is always determined by the pins themselves and not the actual connector housing. Take for example an IDE power connector; the PSU side connector inserts into the drive connector but the drive has the pins while the PSU side has tubular contacts to accept the pins on the drive; The same is the case with the 6/8/6+2 pin PCI-e, EPS, P4 power, and 20/24/20+4 pin MB power connectors.
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