Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Need a longer PCI-E power cable for my PSU.

  1. #1
    Member Trash Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    3,771
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked
    46 times in 41 posts
    • Trash Man's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77
      • CPU:
      • i5 2550k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 1600 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Crucial SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1.5GB 580 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 680W E9
      • Case:
      • CM 830 Stacker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 x 2
      • Internet:
      • 20mb IDNet ADSL

    Need a longer PCI-E power cable for my PSU.

    Anyone know if you can get an extension cable for the PCI-E power connectors or can you get one that converts from a normal molex to PCI-E?

    Had to move my gfx card to the 2nd slot in my system as the main one is dead and the cable on my PSU does not quite reach :/

    Modstream 520w

    Cheers.

    Living and dying laughing and crying
    Once you have seen it you will never be the same
    Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
    Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

  2. #2
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    something like this will do the trick for you mate. you can get an actual extension lead for pci-e as well, but a bit harder to find.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  3. #3
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,834
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    870 times in 734 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    Be careful of the 2 x Molex to 1 x PCI-E power cables....

    I recently bought one from Maplins for my brothers system (ABit KN8 Ultra, ATI X800XL, Enermax PSU) and the system refused to power on with both molexs connected. Disconnecting one was enough to get him going but I felt a bit uneasy about it.

    Then I saw a post recently (either on here or the hwg list server I am on) where one of these cables/dongles/converters actually fried the graphics card, or at least the PCI-E power connecter....
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  4. #4
    Member Trash Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    3,771
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked
    46 times in 41 posts
    • Trash Man's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77
      • CPU:
      • i5 2550k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 1600 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Crucial SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1.5GB 580 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 680W E9
      • Case:
      • CM 830 Stacker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 x 2
      • Internet:
      • 20mb IDNet ADSL
    Does not sound good :/

    I think I will just RMA the MB. Asus have 36 months warranty right?

    Living and dying laughing and crying
    Once you have seen it you will never be the same
    Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
    Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

  5. #5
    Senior Member Dark Horse's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    999
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    I have been using one with my x1900xt with absolutely no problems at all. Think you can get them from Scan quite cheaply so worth a look.

  6. #6
    Member Trash Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    3,771
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked
    46 times in 41 posts
    • Trash Man's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77
      • CPU:
      • i5 2550k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 1600 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Crucial SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1.5GB 580 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 680W E9
      • Case:
      • CM 830 Stacker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 x 2
      • Internet:
      • 20mb IDNet ADSL
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse View Post
    I have been using one with my x1900xt with absolutely no problems at all. Think you can get them from Scan quite cheaply so worth a look.
    Yup, they are cheap from Scan. I think I will just RMA anyhow.

    Living and dying laughing and crying
    Once you have seen it you will never be the same
    Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
    Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

  7. #7
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Be careful of the 2 x Molex to 1 x PCI-E power cables....

    I recently bought one from Maplins for my brothers system (ABit KN8 Ultra, ATI X800XL, Enermax PSU) and the system refused to power on with both molexs connected. Disconnecting one was enough to get him going but I felt a bit uneasy about it.

    Then I saw a post recently (either on here or the hwg list server I am on) where one of these cables/dongles/converters actually fried the graphics card, or at least the PCI-E power connecter....
    that would just be a short circuit, molex to pci-e is fine if its made properly, ive had a few graphics cards that shipped with the very same cable!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PC Power and Cooling TurboCool 850 SSI PSU
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14-06-2005, 08:42 PM
  2. Help me find a Power cable!
    By Jiff Lemon in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-10-2004, 04:28 PM
  3. Monitor power cable?
    By ajbrun in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 26-05-2004, 07:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •