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6-pin to 6-pin PCI-E power cable

By treeski
Apr 3, 2012
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  1. I have a graphics card that requires a 6 pin PCI-E cable (two actually, but I only have one). Does anyone know where I can purchase one of these cables? I have a modular powersupply.
     
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    What powersupply do you have? Brand, model, rating?
     
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 880   +130

    Hey there dmill89,
    It's a Thermaltake Toughpower 1.2kw. Beyond that all I can tell you is that it was purchased at the beginning of 2009.

    I was previously using it with an ATI radeon HD 4870x2, which used an 8pin cable and a 6pin cable.
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,900   +711

    The Tt TP 1200 usually ships with a half dozen PCI-E cables (split between 6 and 8 pin). Are you saying that the PSU doesn't have them ?

    Get in touch with Tt and I'm sure they can provide you with some replacements. These are from Thermaltake's Australia site- you can probably source something similar from their US site.
     
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    Do you need the entire PCI-e cable from the PSU or just the 8-6 pin adaptor at the end?

    If you just need the adaptor you can get them here or from most PC shops.

    If you need the whole cable you could try contacting thermaltake support:http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Support_tsupport.aspx
    to order one from them.

    Other than that you could use a splitter, however depending on which rail the connectors are on this could lead to an overload (if both PCI-e cables are on the same rail you should be ok with a splitter).



    If you don't mind losing a couple Molex connectors you could use a molex to PCI-e adaptor, again pay attention to how you are loading the rails.
     
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 880   +130

    Thanks for the replies. I had checked their site, but under the accessories > cables section, and didn't see anything. I didn't even realize they had a separate store page.

    I also don't understand why sites like newegg and amazon don't have these kinds of cables. How is one 6pin to 6pin different from any other?

    Thanks again
     
  7. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737


    The video card end is the same but different PSU manufactures use different connectors and pin sequences on the PSU end for modular cables so there is no standard modular cable, although they are usually the same within a particular manufacture with some exceptions.
     
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 880   +130

    I see. Well, good to know, although that is disappointing. I'm sure there are reasons for it...
     
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