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55 Reddit comments about PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable - Power cable - 6 pin PCIe power (F) to 8 pin PCIe power (M) - 6.1 in - yellow - PCIEX68ADAP,Black, Yellow:

u/Androidconundrum · 4 pointsr/wow

If you want nVidia

If you want AMD

Most 1050s and 1060s with the single fan are 6pin
All Rx560s are 6pin to my knowledge.

If you're wanting to get into bigger cards you're going to need to uprgade the PSU to one with 8pin or mess around with adapters.

u/Wooshio · 3 pointsr/buildapc

No, you can use one of these: But if it's unstable or you get freezes after that means your PSU can't manage the extra load properly.

u/Beaus1966 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That power supply is not good quality, and I would recommend replacing it before it malfunctions and takes your system with it.

You can convert 2x6pin connectors to 1x8pin connector with this.

u/katataru · 2 pointsr/computer

Yes, pretty much.

One caveat however, The GTX 970 has two 6-pin power connectors while the GTX 1070 has a single 8-pin power connector, so make sure your power supply has that connector or buy a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter*.


*Random example taken from Google, may not be the best option (it seems a bit expensive)

u/Lucas7151 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

You could get an adapter instead of a new power supply.

Edit: Something like this

StarTech PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable (PCIEX68ADAP)

Or if you'd rather just get a new supply this is a good option:

u/eqwoody · 2 pointsr/Alienware

The 970 isn't a super power hungry card and should provide enough power to the 12v rails from your PSU. I'd just get a 6pin to 8 pin adapter.

Should be good to go.

u/itbefoxy · 2 pointsr/Nvidiahelp

Just get one of the 6 to 8 pin adapters the 2 extra lines are returns, any recent & decent power supply will handle that over its wires. The 2 x 6 pin to 8 pin adapters are on ebay though if you want to play it safe.

u/bigj231 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You'll need an adapter.

It's just 2 extra grounds IIRC, but they are necessary

u/Exfiltrate · 2 pointsr/homelab

Yes, I'm running a 390x 8GB in here which consumes stupid power. It has dual 6 pin power cables for GPU but you can use a 6 pin to 8 pin no problem (that is what I'm doing) because 390x uses 6+8pin

edit: and to more directly answer your question, the motherboard does not have power restrictions on the PCIe slot

this type of adapter: (which is what hp recommends as well)

u/JaredD12 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Don't know if this is what your looking for or if it would work but:

StarTech PCIEX68ADAP 6" PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable F-M

Cheaper on Amazon...

StarTech PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable (PCIEX68ADAP)

u/kypd · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/bemused-chunk · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There are converters out there that will convert 6 pins to 8 pins.
For example:

u/LegendaryRav · 2 pointsr/techsupport

For your problem I would recommend a new powersupply. The first problem is you physically don't have the correct plugs to support your new GPU, also if you look at the specs for your PSU

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Your current powersupply unfortunatley doesn't have a single dedicated 12V rail and EVGA recommends a PSU that has:

>(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 42 Amps.)

My advice, get a new quality powersupply that has the appropriate connectors along with a single dedicated 12V rail that offers 42 amps or more. Technically you should be able to use adapters without problems, but I'm always a bit cautious when it comes to power supplies. Since you already have an 6+2 pin you can buy an adapter for the 6-pin to make it 8-pin and see if it works. It would be smart to test this adapter before buying a new PSU which would save you money.

u/_vogonpoetry_ · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

...huh? I have no idea what you are referring to, but if your card requires a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and the PSU only has 6 pin connectors, then all you need is a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter.

u/stephengee · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The extra two pins are both ground wires. They are present to indicate the PSU is capable of outputting the higher power on that cable, not that the cable or connector itself is any different.

You might be able to run it with a simple adapter, like this

If you do, I'd plan on upgrading the PSU ASAP, and especially wouldn't suggest trying to overclock.

u/feastsun · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Is the 2x3 pin fit to this?

If it is fit, I think you can use this adapter to connect the old pin from your PSU to your gtx 1080.

u/Jon_TWR · 1 pointr/Alienware

The one I bought on Amazon is now out of stock. You might also have luck with this 6-pin to 8-pin adapter that just doubles up the pins from the 6-pin adapter to the 8-pin, which should, in theory, work fine...but you might also just want to go with the ebay one.

u/Corpsek9 · 1 pointr/buildapc

This is what you're looking for. But is it safe for your pc idk.

u/Softhe · 1 pointr/EtherMining

You guess you can use a Y 6 pin cable and then 6 pin to 8 pin?

u/1070miner · 1 pointr/EtherMining

Great suggestion man, thanks. I should have mentioned I'm using GTX 1070s with a 6+2 pin config, and each of the PCIe cables that comes the PSU has a little split like this thing. So I'm thinking I do the math and figure out if I can split one off to power the CPU using a similar cable to the one you just linked, this one:

u/mikeok1 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Dumb question but just making sure. My PSU has 2 6-pin connectors so I could just get this 6-to-8 adapter right?

u/meisforeveralone · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Shoot that was my fault - I didnt check what connectors your psu had before recommending the gpu

Obviously the best way is to get a new psu, the evga 550/650 g2's come straight to mind, the corsair rmi/x (not plain rm) are also quite good.

Or otherwise you could just get an adapter, which although isn't as nice, will still work.

Something like this would work. Other companies sell this type of adapter, but I chose amazon because their shipping is fast :P

Or you could also just try, plug the 6 pin into the 8 pin, leaving the two other pins free (make sure you plug it in the right pins, do not force). If you cant boot, it doesnt have enough power and you'll have to either get the adapter or psu..

u/NoMoreFriendship · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you have two available 6 pins. Though it may be a little short, check to see how close you can bring those 6 pins to the graphics card before you buy it.

u/FestiveCore · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There are adapters :

But check if your power supply can supply enough power for your card, IIRC the 390 has a 300W of TDP, so a 550-600W power supply minimum I'd say but check for other responses

u/newoldschool · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not all power supplies are made the same power supply brands can put any label on any power supply regardless of what the guts are capable of.

I needed to know what exact power supply you have to make a call that wouldn't burn your house down

It's like saying your car with 4 wheels is making a funny sound from the left ,yeah so how do I help you if I don't know the details of what you have

Would you rather provide as much detail to your problem so you can be helped or not

Fsp ain't too bad so you can get this adapter

The extra 2 pins on a 6+2 cable are just extra ground pins you'll see on most 6+2 cables the +2 piece cables extend from 2 pins on the 6 pin side

u/VuppesaurusRex · 1 pointr/buildapc

6-pin to 8-pin adapter – like this?

Cablemod might sell pretty ones, not sure.

u/jpaek1 · 1 pointr/techsupport

I don't know if you have any local stores by you, but our local repair shops usually carry adapters. for instance, 1 6pin to 1 8pin adapter like this:

But depends on the PSU, if they are strong enough to power the card as well

u/bendvis · 1 pointr/buildapc

An adapter like this should do the trick.

u/joseqa · 1 pointr/buildapc

You would need an adaptor

Depends if you PSU can handle that card too, if its a cheap PSU I doubt a 460W unrated one can handle this as the minimum recommended PSU is 500W for the 280. If you have an 80+ 460W PSU I believe it could handle a r9 280 but no promises

u/Remo_253 · 1 pointr/techsupport

There are adapters that either convert a 6 pin to 8 pin or a molex to 8 pin.

6 to 8

Molex to 8 pin

u/PcNg-Raven · 1 pointr/PC_Help

Just bought this one hope it works PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable

u/Tezliov · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Both the GTX 1070s I linked are shorter than your current card so they should fit fine.

Your graphics card uses a 6-pin PCI-E connector. You should look at the cables on your power supply and check if either:

• The power connector to your graphics card has two extra pins connected to it that aren't plugged in


• There's another power connector on your power supply that is either 8 pins, or 6 pins with an extra 2 pins.

example picture of 6+2 pin connector

example picture of 8 pin connector

If you don't have either of these, you'll need to buy an adapter like this.

If you don't want to bother looking through every cable on your power supply, you can try getting the model number of your PSU, and googling it. There should be a product page somewhere that lists all the connectors it has.

u/frito11 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

you need this adapter

and pray that PSU can handle the new card.

u/fall00jah · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/SoCo_cpp · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can use a 6 to 8 pin PCIe adaptor. The 2 extra pins are just sense pins and can be just connected ground.

They also make 4 pin molex to 8 PCIe adaptors, but I've cooked one of those before, so they make me leery. The 4 pin molexes frequently make poor/loose connections as well.

It look like your RX 470 can pull around 160 W tops, so you should be careful your 450W PSU can power everything. Unless you got a bunch of extra crap, you'll probably be fine(a bit risky).

u/theGodstopper · 1 pointr/buildapc

I mean a piece of cable that connects to a 6-pin power cable and converts it to an 8-pin connector. It is EVGA branded and came with my 680. They are quite real and common.

u/jetstreamj · 1 pointr/buildapc

According to the MSI GTX 970 that mostly matched the box of the one you purchased, it did say that it came with an 8-pin power connector ( As far as whether or not yours will, its too late to change anything now if you've already ordered it, so just cross your fingers. If it does, hooray! If not, keep your old card and order a cable off Newegg or Amazon for like, $5 - $10. Like this one

u/Dman_926 · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can either use an 8pin or 6+2pin. Those are your only options. If you don't want to buy a new PSU, then get an adapter for a 6pin to 8pin adapter, like this one.

u/PrettyMellowEnt · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hello my glorious friends,

My R9 390 Nitro needs 2x 8pin power cable.
My PSU is Seasonic Seasonic S12II-620 620W.

The thing is, this PSU has only one 6+2 pin PCIE connector and one PCIE 6pin.

Can I use, with no danger, a 6 to 8 pin reduction cable to make this work?

Something like this:

Thank you in advance my friends!

u/Kiahiha · 1 pointr/AlienwareTechsupport

If you mean the RX 5700 XT from AMD then theoretically it should work but do not remember if the 460W PSU has a 8pin connector as the RX 5700 XT has a TDP of 225W. Please check if your PSU has an 8pin PCIe connector if not then you would need to buy one.

u/OSC_E · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

Since the Gigabyte version of the GTX 1060 is still using the same amount of power as the reference design I would say go with a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter. The reference design uses 6*1 and 120W (75W from the mobo, 45W from the PSU cable) so going with the adapter should not create any strain on the wiring/PSU.

u/noiserr · 1 pointr/Amd

Well if you really want to go the aftermarket route, and the case has ample ventilation. 8 pin just has 2 extra ground wires:

You should be able to use the 6 pin. But don't quote me on it. As you can see they even offer adapters:

u/IsItPandoge · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/TwoCraZyEyes0 · -1 pointsr/buildapc