Originally Posted by Darth Scabrous
Trying to look good on a budget. I don't know what to get. I saw Bitfenix alchemy extensions, but I don't know all the ones I need. I know the 24 pin and cpu 8 pin. If I have two r9 280x, that need 2 8 pins apiece, is it ok to get the 8-pin PCI, or do I need 6+2 pin? And also sata cables, and the connector cables for dvd, and hard drives?
First of all, 8 pin does not differ with 6 + 2 pin.
6 + 2 pin is a standard used by PSU manufacturers to give consumers the posibility to attach the PCI-e power connectors to any kind of GPU's. If your GPU needs a 6 pin power connector, than you can plug the 6 pins in and leave the extra 2 out. If you need 8 pins, you can plug the 6 pin + the 2 extra pins, making it an 8 pin.
In a nutshell : 8 pin does not differ form 6 + 2 pin. So if your card needs 8 pin connectors, and you care about aesthetics, buy 8 pin extensions.
For the sata cables etc, what exactly do you need and how much of them do you need? We can't give you an offer if we don't know your needs
So please tell us : do you need SATA power cables, molex power cables, and how many?
PS: Just checked the prices of sleeved cable extensions of BitFenix. Only the 24pin, 4 x 8 pin PCI-e and an 8 pin EPS will already cost you 55$.
Sleeving is an expensive business.Edited by Liradon - 11/12/13 at 6:27am