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What power cable for 2nd hand GPU's?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Dan_P, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Dan_P

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 17, 2015

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    Location: Leighton Buzzard

    Hi All,

    I have a Super Flower PSU and I'm really struggling to find power cables for a 2nd hand GPU I've just bought?

    I'm fairly sure I'm searching for the wrong thing but cant figure out what I need.

    My GPU has 2 x 6 PIN connectors and my SuperFlower PSU has 9 pin (?) outputs (3 rows of 3). I cannot find anything on OCUK or the rainforest that matches. I assume I'm looking for "9 pin to 6+2 PCIE cables" but not finding anything

    Help?!?!?

    Thank you
    Dan
     
  2. Dan_P

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 17, 2015

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    Location: Leighton Buzzard

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    Image added of PSU showing "9 pin" power connectors
     
  3. andicole0

    Mobster

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    You won't get a generic cable you'll need to look for Superflower GPU/PCIE cables. Should be some that came with the PSU.

    Look for "Superflower Premium Single Sleeved 9-Pin to Dual 8pin PCIE Cable (50cm)"

    Andi.
     
  4. Dan_P

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 17, 2015

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    Location: Leighton Buzzard

    Thanks @andi

    Damn got shafted with the proprietary cables! £25 each :(

    This confirms for me I may as well run these GPU's (for mining) from a separate PC and PSU.
     
  5. edGfaCTor

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Northamptonshire

    contact superflower

    Some are better then others with this I had Corsair EU wanting to charge for cable and postage then they switched tune to postage only which was still rip off coming from Netherlands so I then tried US Corsair who sent me few free ones didn't even have to pay for shipping.

    I guess you lost the cable because it should of had the correct ones for that connection.

    £25 for one cable is very high price if it was a kit I could understand but when it gets into those realms it starts making you think another psu is better option
     
  6. pastymuncher

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    Hang on a bit. I think you are getting confused as the 9 pin's are just for the psu end of the cable. That psu should have come with several 6+2 pin pci-e cables which is what you need for a gpu. One end will have the 9 pin connector that plugs into the psu and the other will have a pair of 6+2 pin pci-e cables. You should have a bunch of unused cables somwhere (I always keep my spare cables in the psu's box). Don't go plugging any random cable bought off the internet into the psu as it could have disastrous consequences.
     
  7. Dan_P

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    It appears I only have 4 6+2 pin cables which are all being used at present, I was hoping I had more in the packaging to use. I have kept all spare cables in the box and there are no more PCIE power cables.
     
  8. pastymuncher

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    The Superflower Leadex Platinum 1000w should have a dual pci-e 6+2 pin cable plus 4x single pci-e cables giving you the option of running a total of six gpu's. If you are using all of the single 6+2 pin pci-e cables just how many gpu's are you running?
     
  9. Dan_P

    Gangster

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    Just Two GPU's at the moment as not enough cables. I only have the dual pcie cable plus 2 x single which are all in use.
     
  10. pastymuncher

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    In which case you should have another pair of single 6+2 pin pci-e cables unused as you get four of the single cables.
     


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