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Old 01-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I run a 650w Stealth modular PSU non molex, I have searched scan but cannot find the suitable cables.

There are two ports on the card a 6 pin and 8 pin, the only cables I got with the card was a 8 pin splitting into 2x6pin vga's, which do not fit my psu at all.

My psu has 8 pin ports for power to cards, does anyone know of any cables I could buy that might work instead of spending at least 80 on a another decent psu?
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Oh.. I heard something like that, where it converts a 6-pin plus a 4-pin molex to an 8-pin.
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I run a 650w Stealth modular PSU non molex
Who is the manufacturer of this power supply? Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Thermaltake, Enermax, etc...??

Didn't the power supply come with a cable to fit each output?

If your just looking for an adapter cable then I would look here.
Power Supply Adapter Cables : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Well I have two power cables but I need a third, it has to be 6pin to 6 pin to fit the vga and my psu port, the brand is OCZ.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-Mod...4272190&sr=8-1

Mine is the 600 version not 650 sorry.

I believe this is the one, it is SLI compatable so in theory it should be able to support crossfire too, although I am only trying to connect one 5870 to this PSU, I know I will need a better psu to run duals.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-600W-Mod...272275&sr=8-20
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You have two cables but there both 8-pins or are they both 6-pins?

This adapter will change a single 8-pin pci-e connector into (2) 6-pin pci-e connector.
8-Pin PCI Express 2.0 to Dual 6-Pin PCI Express Adapter Cable - 4" Products Model: PCIE2-DUALPCIE [PCIE2-DUALPCIE] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

This adapter will change a single 6-pin pci-e connector into a 8-pin pci-e connector.
6-Pin PCI Express to 8-Pin PCI Express 2 Adapter Cable - Sleeved Products Model: PCIE-PCIE2 [PCIE-PCIE2] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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You have two cables but there both 8-pins or are they both 6-pins?

This adapter will change a single 8-pin pci-e connector into (2) 6-pin pci-e connector.
8-Pin PCI Express 2.0 to Dual 6-Pin PCI Express Adapter Cable - 4" Products Model: PCIE2-DUALPCIE [PCIE2-DUALPCIE] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

The first link looks like it willl do, it seems to change one 8 pin into 2 6 pins and it seems like they will connect to the vga adapter on the cable with the card, however its a us company and im in uk

Will they even deliver just for a cable?

This adapter will change a single 6-pin pci-e connector into a 8-pin pci-e connector.
6-Pin PCI Express to 8-Pin PCI Express 2 Adapter Cable - Sleeved Products Model: PCIE-PCIE2 [PCIE-PCIE2] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
Both cables are 8 pin into 6 pin, 8 pin into psu and 6 pin to connect to card but the card requires 3 6 pin connectors.
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Both cables are 8 pin into 6 pin, 8 pin into psu and 6 pin to connect to card but the card requires 3 6 pin connectors.
A 5870 that requires (3) 6-pin connectors? Then why did you say this in your 1st post?
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There are two ports on the card a 6 pin and 8 pin,
I've never heard of a card that needs (3) 6-pin connectors. The adapter cable that comes with the card doesn't have to be used.

From what I can tell all you need is this connector instead of the one supplied with the card.
6-Pin PCI Express to 8-Pin PCI Express 2 Adapter Cable - Sleeved Products Model: PCIE-PCIE2 [PCIE-PCIE2] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Actually, after looking at the OCZ website your power supply came with (1) 6-pin pci-e cable and (1) 6-pin+2-pin pci-e cable. You shouldn't need any additional cables. The 6-pin+2-pin works as either a 6-pin or an 8-pin.

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OMG your right I wondered what that 2 pin was for *slap*

Wonder if I got time to install it haha

Thank you slay, not my finest hour

Be back in 30 mins going to test this out
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