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Old February 11, 2012, 08:51 AM
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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.
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Old February 11, 2012, 11:18 AM
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2 extra pins are grounds
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Old February 11, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Which model psu do you have?
I found 2 1000 OCZ 1000 watt, both have 4-8 pin pci-e connectors.
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Old February 11, 2012, 08:46 PM
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OCZ1000PXS about 2 years old

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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
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Old February 11, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Newegg.com - OCZ OCZ1000PXS 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
this is it here, with specs
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Old February 11, 2012, 09:40 PM
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was a little worried the adapters would not give the proper power to this card
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Old February 13, 2012, 02:20 AM
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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
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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.
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Old February 17, 2012, 01:47 AM
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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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