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nasrott February 11, 2012 08:51 AM

8 pin power adaptor
 
have a 1000 watt ocz power supply, don't really want to buy a new power supply to get a 8 pin connector for the 7970 I just bought. Have it micky moused now using 2 power supply's. the second power supply is just using a 2 pin connection to make up difference from 6 pins I have now. Think it is possible to just cut off a couple 2 pins from an unused 6 pin and use them to make 8? Any idea on which ones should use out of the six? Little broke after buying vid this week so didn't want to buy a new ps.

enaberif February 11, 2012 11:18 AM

2 extra pins are grounds

howpet February 11, 2012 01:47 PM

Which model psu do you have?
I found 2 1000 OCZ 1000 watt, both have 4-8 pin pci-e connectors.

nasrott February 11, 2012 08:46 PM

OCZ1000PXS about 2 years old

Dragonstongue February 11, 2012 09:04 PM

The 2 extra pins are grounding wires. The psu uses this as a signal that its ok to supply more power down the cable. on the 6 pin and the 8 pin, you will notice with the 8 pin, that there is a little "wing" between 2 of the pins, you can use an 8 pin in a 6 pin pci-e power slot by gently cutting this wing, so use this as an idea of how to properly plu the 6 into the 8. Generally speaking, as long as you have it correctly installed it should work fine, however, it is "supposed" to only slide in one way, they do this on purpose.

Or you could look for something like this Amazon.com: CableHero Dual 8-Pin (6+2 Pin) PCI-Express 2.0 Power Adapter Converter Cable from 2x 4-Pin Molex for Gaming Video Cards: CABLEHERO-PCIE001: Electronics Ultra, Logisys, and various other makers have thse out there, you can get these for like $4 or so.

Also, the 8 pins, if what the one lad is saying, you should or can have 2 6 pin and 2 6+2 pin which are 8 pin that have a little tab that allows the extra 2 pins to hange loose until it is "hooked" together, or even possibly 4 6+2 pins, same rule applies :P

nasrott February 11, 2012 09:34 PM

Newegg.com - OCZ OCZ1000PXS 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
this is it here, with specs

nasrott February 11, 2012 09:40 PM

was a little worried the adapters would not give the proper power to this card

nasrott February 13, 2012 02:20 AM

Well ended up getting a new ps, went with the 850 watt Hale82 from NZXT was on sale at CC this weekend for $30 off, has all the connections I need plus allot left over, ;)
Canada Computers | Power Supplies | NZXT HALE82 850W 80Plus Bronze Certified Modular PSU

enaberif February 13, 2012 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nasrott (Post 601278)
Well ended up getting a new ps, went with the 850 watt Hale82 from NZXT was on sale at CC this weekend for $30 off, has all the connections I need plus allot left over, ;)
Canada Computers | Power Supplies | NZXT HALE82 850W 80Plus Bronze Certified Modular PSU

Ewww went from ok to bad.

nasrott February 17, 2012 01:47 AM

From ocz- nzxt was bad. Well was on limited funds and the reviews on the hale82 didn"t seem to be that bad.


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