Originally Posted by HeavyUser
I'm upgrading from an EVGA 850watt G2 to an EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 PS 80+ PLATINUM. I wanted to know if I could reuse the cables from the G2 with the SuperNova without running into any issues or is it better I just replace all the cables?
Actually, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to use the cables from the G2. After checking the PSUs, they both use the same motherboard connectors
[SEE EDIT], 6+2-pin PCI connectors, and SATA connectors
[SEE DOUBLE EDIT]. Considering they both operate on a single 12V rail, and that they will both be used in the same manner, the cables you already have installed should work just fine. PSU manufacturer has nothing to do with it.
If you don't mind doing me a favor, though. I would really
appreciate it if you took a tape measure to the 1000 PS and gave me a physical measurement of its length. It would be a huge help
Forget what I said. The motherboard pinout is almost certainly different, so you'll need to change those cables. The SATA connectors are the same, however, along with the PCIe connectors (although the labeling is different). For the PCIe labeling, CPU1 on the G2 is equivalent to VGA1 on the PS. VGA1 on the G2 is the equivalent to CPU2 on the PS. There is no G2 equivalent for CPU2 or VGA 6 on the PS, and there is one less SATA connector. Sorry for the mixup.
You're probably fine, but I could've been wrong about the PCIe and SATA cables. The 1000 PS uses the standard pinout for those, like most products, but it just came to my attention that apparently some products don't, and I couldn't confirm whether the 1000 G2 does or not, sorry. If you're feeling dangerous, go for it, but your safest bet is to go with shilka and replace them all.