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post #21 of 35
My friend has an 8-pin PSU, I can check.

However, if the connector itself was wrong, then you probably wouldn't even be able to plug it in.


ALSO NOTE: There was a last-minute change to the PCIe 8-pin connector from the PCISIG and first-gen PSUs with the 8-pin shipped with the wrong connector type. This is why PSUs like the OP650 from Enermax come with a converter inbox.

Perhaps thats why Duckie and Stargate have conflicting views.
    
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You should be able to determine the pin arrangement from the colour coding of the cables, sounds stupid but overlooked.
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by killnine View Post
My friend has an 8-pin PSU, I can check.

However, if the connector itself was wrong, then you probably wouldn't even be able to plug it in.


ALSO NOTE: There was a last-minute change to the PCIe 8-pin connector from the PCISIG and first-gen PSUs with the 8-pin shipped with the wrong connector type. This is why PSUs like the OP650 from Enermax come with a converter inbox.

Perhaps thats why Duckie and Stargate have conflicting views.
Look on the Jonny Guru forums if you don't believe me.
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post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by killnine View Post
My friend has an 8-pin PSU, I can check.

However, if the connector itself was wrong, then you probably wouldn't even be able to plug it in.


ALSO NOTE: There was a last-minute change to the PCIe 8-pin connector from the PCISIG and first-gen PSUs with the 8-pin shipped with the wrong connector type. This is why PSUs like the OP650 from Enermax come with a converter inbox.

Perhaps thats why Duckie and Stargate have conflicting views.
No, it doesn't even make sense for it to be another 12V lead, because if it were then adapters would make no difference. And I'm sorry to say that for you any adapter that doesn't stretch from your PSU to your PCI-E device will not be as good as the real thing.
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No, it doesn't even make sense for it to be another 12V lead, because if it were then adapters would make no difference. And I'm sorry to say that for you any adapter that doesn't stretch from your PSU to your PCI-E device will not be as good as the real thing.
It should not matter too much if the cable lengths are short and the 6-pin PCIe is dedicated to the video card. 6-pin PCIe plugs have two +12v wires and the most power that can be drawn is 75w. Therefore, each wire must conduct 3.125A. 8-pin PCIe is rated for 100w. Most PSUs use 18ga wire.

The Vdrop of 18ga wire the distance of 2ft is 0.082v when conducting 3.125A. When you split the line for the 8-pin PCIe, the same wire has to carry 50w instead of 37.5w. That means it would have to transmit 4.17A. The Vdrop over the same distance is 0.11v. Not that bad.
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post #26 of 35
I mean, i am looking at a 4" piece of wire. I dont think its going to have that much of a voltage drop.

What I plan on doing is checking out the specs of my Silverstone (they have REALLY indepth manuals) and making a jumper wire myself. Since there aren't "multiple rails" it shouldn't matter what 12v it is on, ya know?
    
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post #27 of 35
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Not anymore... initially the resistance were what was limiting it before, but it's mostly fixed now.

There's no reason to get a modular now though.
I disagree it make alot easyier for wire mangement
    
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post #28 of 35
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I disagree it make alot easyier for wire mangement
I think GonX just made a typo... he doesn't think modular is bad.
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Anyone else get the impression that everything said was just slick marketing talk?
yeah the 'japanese capacitors' thing always sets of the bs alarms
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post #30 of 35
Highest wattage is only 800W? Hrm...

I hate to use the word "only" in front of 800W, but most of the flagship PSUs out these days are like 1kW.
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