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Hi guys, having a weird problem with my PSU cables. (on a seasonic x-760)
As you can see in the picture, the cpu slot is 8 pin. but the cpu cable here is 8 pin+4 pin, and it doesn't seem to be detachable either.
So, i gotta plug this into one of my PCI-E slots to make it work. (it says PCI-E / CPU on the PSU).
Am i missing a cable here... does it come with a 8+8 pin? Since the mobo is 8 pin as well.

I never thought about it until now, since i wanted to add another gtx 780 in SLI...but i only have one PCI-E slot left.
Is there a workaround somehow? I'm having a really hard time finding a 8+8 pin seasonic CPU cable here in norway :/



Can i try to file away the out end of it maybe...? Or will that kill the damn thing?
Edited by latprod - 11/14/13 at 5:15am
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post #2 of 4
1 no do not modify it. you will blow it up if it is not pined right

2 you get 2 ( or you do in other psus from seasonic) 8 pin cpu wires, one that goes in the cpu, one that goes into the pcie, you have to pic which one to use typically

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151103
you can see it in the pic that shows the cabling, far left cable. and it is also listed in the specs of this page
3 if you dont have it, moddiy stocks the connectors for seasonic, you could always make your own
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post #3 of 4
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1 no do not modify it. you will blow it up if it is not pined right

2 you get 2 ( or you do in other psus from seasonic) 8 pin cpu wires, one that goes in the cpu, one that goes into the pcie, you have to pic which one to use typically

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151103
you can see it in the pic that shows the cabling, far left cable. and it is also listed in the specs of this page
3 if you dont have it, moddiy stocks the connectors for seasonic, you could always make your own

Thanks for the answer..

moddiy... Never really used them...If they are located in hong kong it probably will take like 4 weeks to get it :/
Wish i knew where the other 8 pin cable is !
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SeaSonic use the same standard connector for the 8 Pin EPS/CPU on the PSU as is used for the Motherboard Connector. If you do make your own then the pin-outs on both connectors (looking at them from the rear) are:



Always check home made cables with either a PSU tester or multi-meter to avoid the risk of damaging or destroying components.

Note: the connections for the 8 Pin PCI-E cables are different so you can't swap them around (and the connectors don't fit).

You can always try contacting SeaSonic Europe to try and get hold of a cable at support@seasoniceu.com
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