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Was this an extension or cable-harness for your psu or something?

The PC shop that I hired basically took the standard harness that came with the 590, cut the enture thing in half, and crimped in an additional 12 inches of wire to each of those original wire ends to extend it, rather than remove them from each of the connectors and replace them with longer wire. And to top it off, instead of individually sleeving each wire, he used this massive sleeve to cover everything up. And instead of using heat shrink, he used electrical tape and just wrapped it up. Aside from that, I assume somewhere within that mess he had to of screwed up an electrical connection...

I'll be sure to post pictures of the hack job they did.
Edited by ProfeZZor X - 10/24/12 at 4:16pm
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The PC shop that I hired basically took the standard harness that came with the 590, cut the enture thing in half, and crimped in an additional 12 inches of wire to each of those original wire ends to extend it, rather than remove them from each of the connectors and replace them with longer wire. And to top it off, instead of individually sleeving each wire, he used this massive sleeve to cover everything up. And instead of using heat shrink, he used electrical tape and just wrapped it up. Aside from that, I assume somewhere within that mess he had to of screwed up an electrical connection...
I'll be sure to post pictures of the hack job they did.

This harness is for the lights on your block or something? I'm on EK blocks so the only wires I have are the psu power cables biggrin.gif

Glad to hear you're up and running thumb.gif
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This harness is for the lights on your block or something? I'm on EK blocks so the only wires I have are the psu power cables biggrin.gif
Glad to hear you're up and running thumb.gif

It's the harness that powers the block.

Upon closer inspection while snapping these shots, I discovered that one of the crimped wires simply fell out of the connector sleeve. That's porbably one of the reasons why it didn't work. Anyway, here's the hack job these guys did:

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And here's the end result after using the replacement harness EVGA was so kind to send me:

3320283
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It's the harness that powers the block.
Upon closer inspection while snapping these shots, I discovered that one of the crimped wires simply fell out of the connector sleeve. That's porbably one of the reasons why it didn't work. Anyway, here's the hack job these guys did:
3320294
3320291
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
3320289
And here's the end result after using the replacement harness EVGA was so kind to send me:
3320283

hmmmm....I'm still confused why your block needs a pcie 6-pin (or 4-pin) plug just for lights, ? Or this this do something else? My Classy came with the stock air cooler, though I noticed there's a second

Anyways, crimping on pins is super easy. You just needs some pins and a crimper which are cheap and easily available. Also, learning to solder wires is simple. There are many vids on youtube that teach you how to do simple soldering. I learned quickly (as it was very simple) and I can do my own custom wiring. Having spare pins and a crimper are a life saver in case I need to add new pins or re-crimp a new pin.
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hmmmm....I'm still confused why your block needs a pcie 6-pin (or 4-pin) plug just for lights, ? Or this this do something else? My Classy came with the stock air cooler, though I noticed there's a second
Anyways, crimping on pins is super easy. You just needs some pins and a crimper which are cheap and easily available. Also, learning to solder wires is simple. There are many vids on youtube that teach you how to do simple soldering. I learned quickly (as it was very simple) and I can do my own custom wiring. Having spare pins and a crimper are a life saver in case I need to add new pins or re-crimp a new pin.

That cable isn't for lights, it's to power my video card. It's an 8-pin that splits into two 6-pin PCI connectors. Isn't that standard for most 590 cards? What I had mentioned in previous posts is that a tell tale sign that some EVGA cards are underpowered is if the LED logo light is blinking. My video card logo was blinking for some time because these doofus' didn't know what they were doing, and I spent the greater part of two months on a long, treaturous, and expensive journey trying to figure out why my card didn't work properly. Now that it does, I can move on.
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That cable isn't for lights, it's to power my video card. It's an 8-pin that splits into two 6-pin PCI connectors. Isn't that standard for most 590 cards? What I had mentioned in previous posts is that a tell tale sign that some EVGA cards are underpowered is if the LED logo light is blinking. My video card logo was blinking for some time because these doofus' didn't know what they were doing, and I spent the greater part of two months on a long, treaturous, and expensive journey trying to figure out why my card didn't work properly. Now that it does, I can move on.

Why did you have a custom cable done in the first place is really where my confusion comes in. I'm sure your psu had enough cables or you could have easily purchased pre-sleeved (individual) cable adapter/extension. So all this time, it was your psu cable/adapter that was causing the issue? Very weird and perplexing.

edit: I have a bunch of these:

http://jab-tech.com/6-6-Pin-to-6-2-pin-extension-cable-Single-Braid-Sleeved-Blue-pr-4734.html

Lmk if you want a couple thumb.gif
Edited by wermad - 10/25/12 at 11:59am
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Why do you have a custom cable done in the first place is really where my confusion comes in. I'm sure your psu had enough cables or you could have easily purchased pre-sleeved (individual) cable adapter/extension. So all this time, it was your psu cable/adapter that was causing the issue? Very weird and perplexing.

Yeah, go figure... When I initially got the card, it came with a harness that was about 5 inches long. So back in April this year I decided that I wanted something a little more professional looking and sleeved in black. So, I hired this local PC shop to do the job, thinking they'd do a professional extension and sleeving job like most of the builders here in these forums. But in reality, I ended up with something horrific. I was already at the end of my build, and low on funds, so my only concern was to get the PC running. Then back in August when I was done buying everything and buttoned everything up, that's when I stated that I needed help figuring out why the video card wasn't working properly. It didn't occur to me that it was the cable, because the responses I was getting on these boards was that it might be something else... I even mentioned the cables being modified a number of times, but it was overlooked in the advice I got.

This is one of the power harnesses that came with the card when I bought it, which isn't long enough to tuck behind the motherboard. That was my main goal in all of this.

06d203e2_Rig57.jpeg
Edited by ProfeZZor X - 10/25/12 at 12:07pm
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Yeah, go figure... When I initially got the card, it came with a harness that was about 5 inches long. So back in April this year I decided that I wanted something a little more professional looking and sleeved in black. So, I hired this local PC shop to do the job, thinking they'd do a professional extension and sleeving job like most of the builders here in these forums. But in reality, I ended up with something horrific. I was already at the end of my build, and low on funds, so my only concern was to get the PC running. Then back in August when I was done buying everything and buttoned everything up, that's when I stated that I needed help figuring out why the video card wasn't working properly. It didn't occur to me that it was the cable, because the responses I was getting on these boards was that it might be something else... I even mentioned the cables being modified a number of times, but it was overlooked in the advice I got.
This is one of the power harnesses that came with the card when I bought it, which isn't long enough to tuck behind the motherboard. That was my main goal in all of this.
06d203e2_Rig57.jpeg


Are you running off the psu or still using the harness(s)? I checked your psu (Rosewill 1300) and it has eight 6-2 pin pcie lines. If you need an extension, get a presleeved 8-pin pcie extension:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_804_1145_1144&products_id=35614
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Let me know if you need a new harness. I have some spares that I might be able to whip one out or I might have an extension I can send yah. I have no need for them any more since I don't sleeve and care for my exposed BRY cables thumb.gif
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Let me know if you need a new harness. I have some spares that I might be able to whip one out or I might have an extension I can send yah. I have no need for them any more since I don't sleeve and care for my exposed BRY cables thumb.gif

Each Rosewill power cord is long enough for my needs, and I have more than enough piperock connectors that came with my Rosewill. It's the 8-pin connector on the video card itself that isn't the same as a straight-8 on the PSU. And the fact that it splits from an 8-pin to two 6-pins make it that much more complicated. But I guess that's just the way EVGA made their cards... But honestly, I'll be fine the way that it is now, as long as it works. Where the PC sits at my desk, you really can't see the yellow and brown wires because they're so close to the hard drive cage and almost tucked away... And if push comes to shove, I can alway spray paint the wires black.

I wouldn't want to put you through too much trouble. You guys have been most helpful as it is.
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My Sacrafice
(22 items)
 
The Liquidator
(33 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3960x ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX 590 Classified Hydro Copper Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ASUS 12x Internal Blu-Ray Burner Sata Magic Cin... Black Ice Radiators EK Electroless Nickle Acrylic RIVE blocks 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Electroless Nickel Acrylic CPU block Monsoon Black Chrome 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Compressio... Danger Den Clear UV Reactive Tubing Enermax Blue LED Lightning Cooling Fans x11 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Primochill Purple Non Conductive Coolant EK Thermal Grease Alphacool Repack Dual Bay Reservoir Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32LM6200  Razor Marauder Starcraft II Rosewill Lightning 1300W Antec Eleven Hundred 
Mouse PadAudio
EVGA GTX 590 Mouse Pad Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
ASUS Rampage 4 Black Edition EVGA GTX Titan Corsair Dominator Platinum Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 evo  Western Digital Black Matte black C47 & C48 Bitspower Fittings (30x) Alphacool D5 pumps  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool D5 Clear Acrylic pump tops  Primochill Vortex Flow Indicators - Clear Plexi  Monsoon Acrylic Tubing Reamer Monsoon 13mm Hardline Pro Mandrel Tool Kit 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Silicone Tubing for Acrylic Bending (2ft) E22 Acrylic Tubing 36" x 6 Bitspower Mini Valve 90 Degree Rotary Fittings  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
FrozenQ FlexTank Multi-optional Reservoir Bitspower Low Profile Stop Fittings Bitspower Case Top Water Fill Port Koolance G1/4 Threaded funnel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor - blue/white EK R4BE Monoblock w/matte black vinyl insert EK Supremacy Titan GPU blocks Clean CSQ - Nicke... Alphacool 360 Monsta Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Alphacool 240 Monsta Radiator Windows 7 LG 32LM6200 3D HDTV Corsair K70 Brown Switch RGB Cherry MX 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Lightning 1300w  CaseLabs ST10 Generic  EGVA GTX590 
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Soundblaster X-Fi 
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