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Ok so i want to do some more cable management but my stupid silver stone strider has short (6+2)+6 pin PCIe cables.

I have laying around 3 8pin EPS extension cables that i think i can use as 8 pin PCIe Connectors with a little bit of grinding.

hx_eps-atx12v_8-4_pin.jpg

Notice how the 8 pin EPS has not got a joined Pin connector in the pinout shape Eg/ |-| on the top left.

pcie8index.jpg

So if i grind off that little bit of plastic it will slot into a EPS connector easy.


So is there any reason why i should not do this????
 
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You could do this, cant remember off the top of my head but i think in almost every case the ESP cable wires cross over. What i mean is, pin 8 on the psu end might not be pin 8 on the esp end. If it is a straight cable as in pin 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 go to the same pin on the other end then yes you could use it as a extention cable, but make sure you check each wire path so you know its were you want it to go. Nothing will kill your gpu faster that 12v running through the one of the ground wires
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Hmm yeah i might just have to lash out for some standard 8pin PCIe connectors, i rather not play hit or miss with 1000 dollars worth of graphics cards *SIG RIG*

thanks mate Rep+1
 
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The keying is there because EPS12V and PCIe 8-pin don't have the same pinout. So you'll end up connecting a +12V to GND and cause a short circuit. Unless you rewire the extensions.
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Your 480 should have came with some extra molex cables to use 12 volt to 8 pin also. Check the box as they should be in there. But then again you should have plenty of 8 pin connectors on a 1,500 watt silverstone ps. Not really sure what you are trying to do though.
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My advice is to buy some individually sleeves 8 pin extensions or to buy new cables altogether. (email silverstone and tell them of your situation, seeing as you paid for a top end product you should really not have these issues).
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Your 480 should have came with some extra molex cables to use 12 volt to 8 pin also. Check the box as they should be in there. But then again you should have plenty of 8 pin connectors on a 1,500 watt silverstone ps. Not really sure what you are trying to do though.

Cables come with PSU are 550mm long, my case is 600mm high. **facepalm**

So the cables are not long enough to route behind the motherboard for good cable managment.

Reading the other posts ill just have to buy some proper 8pin PCIe extension cables.

Going to cost alot though.
i need 3 8pin Extensions, 4 6pin Extensions

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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;12759393 
My advice is to buy some individually sleeves 8 pin extensions or to buy new cables altogether. (email silverstone and tell them of your situation, seeing as you paid for a top end product you should really not have these issues).

Will do REP+1

Hopefully they will post me some free Cable Extensions *prob not though*
 
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i have the same issue with my Thermaltake, I ended up giving up and routing them in a aesthetically not great but non air flow impeding way.
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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;12762614 
i have the same issue with my Thermaltake, I ended up giving up and routing them in a aesthetically not great but non air flow impeding way.

Here is my fail problem, missing a gtx 480 mate has it for week while im rewiring.

Sorry my phone takes bad pics

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Dominator Plat 16GB 1866C9@1.5v Samsung 840 250GB Pro Seagate SSHD 2TB N/A 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
22 stickle flow Fans Black ice 480 Black ice 240 2 D5 pumps running two loops 
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Windows 7 Ultimate G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM1 G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM2 G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM3 
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X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM1 X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM2 X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM3 Kogan 46" 3D TV KVM4 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2333SW KVM4 Strike 7 OCZ Fatality 1000w Azza Genesis 9000B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Krone XLD, RAT7 Razor Astro A40, Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920@ 3.8GHz HT ON EVGA 762 (4-way sli) Dual 8 Pin cpu EPS Connectors 4 GTX 480 sli 12Gb G.Skill Sniper 1600 @ 1633Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD:Inferno 60, 4 F3 Spinpoint in 2 Raid 0 Arrays Blueray/Dvd Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 3 BENQ 2420 HD 24" Monitors in Nvidia Surround 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Gaming Silverstone Strider 1500W Thermaltake Armor+ BWS 6000 R.A.T.7 Gaming 
Mouse Pad
CS Storm 
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AMD 1800X ASUS Crosshair 6 Auorus 1080TI G.Skill TridentZ 4000mhz 
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Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Western Digital 4TB Black NZXT Kracken X52 Windows 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Haier 55"4k TV Logtech Wireless Garbage Corsiar 850RMI Fractal Design Define C 
MouseAudio
Roccat Krone Pure Fostex Modded V3 Mayflower Electrics 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4770k [4.5@1.3V] Asus ROG Formula VI GTX 780 [1201/1722] GTX 780 [1201/1722] 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Dominator Plat 16GB 1866C9@1.5v Samsung 840 250GB Pro Seagate SSHD 2TB N/A 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
22 stickle flow Fans Black ice 480 Black ice 240 2 D5 pumps running two loops 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM1 G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM2 G2420HD[OC 70Hz] KVM3 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM1 X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM2 X-Star DP2710[OC 110Hz] KVM3 Kogan 46" 3D TV KVM4 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2333SW KVM4 Strike 7 OCZ Fatality 1000w Azza Genesis 9000B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Krone XLD, RAT7 Razor Astro A40, Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920@ 3.8GHz HT ON EVGA 762 (4-way sli) Dual 8 Pin cpu EPS Connectors 4 GTX 480 sli 12Gb G.Skill Sniper 1600 @ 1633Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD:Inferno 60, 4 F3 Spinpoint in 2 Raid 0 Arrays Blueray/Dvd Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 3 BENQ 2420 HD 24" Monitors in Nvidia Surround 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Gaming Silverstone Strider 1500W Thermaltake Armor+ BWS 6000 R.A.T.7 Gaming 
Mouse Pad
CS Storm 
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