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Corsair HX1000 6 pin PCI-E connectors


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I have a Tri SLI GTX 285 setup. I need six 6 pin PCI-E connectors, and I only have four of them. The two 8 pin PCI-E connectors (the "non split aways") are of no use to me.

 

The GTX 285s unexpectedly require dual 6 pin PCI-E connectors and not a 6 pin and a 8 pin.

 

How do I go about exchanging my 8 pin modular connectors for 6 pin connectors? I rather not use dual Molex plugs, especially for a PSU of this caliber.

 

Thanks very much.

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Thanks for the reply. The literature suggests otherwise.

 

Here is the review page from Jonny Guru:

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=89

 

Type of connector: Corsair

HX1000

ATX connector (580mm) 20+4 pin

2 x 2 12V connectors (630mm) 1*

2 x 4 PCIe (630mm) 2**

8-pin Xeon/EPS connector (630mm) 1*

Modular Cables

 

8-pin Xeon/EPS connector (600mm) 1

2 x 3 PCIe (600mm) 2

2 X 4 PCIe (600mm) 2

5.25" Drive (450mm + 100mm + 100mm + 100mm) 12

3.5" Drive Connectors (+100mm) 2

SATA Connectors (450mm + 105mm + 105mm + 105mm) 12

 

 

Here's the review page from Hexus:

 

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=12842&page=2

 

Here is the review page from Hardware Canucks:

 

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/6951-corsair-hx1000w-power-supply-review-5.html

 

 

All three reviews suggest the presence of two non-splittable 8 pin PCI-E connectors, which I wouldn't want to try squeezing onto a $400 video card and seeing whether it works.

 

Only the two hard wired connectors are 6+2. There are two 6 pin modulars and two 8 pin modulars.

 

This is a problem for me and everyone who has either GTX 285 Tri SLI or GTX 260/216 Tri SLI. This is a non-issue for GTX 280 Tri SLI and GTX 295 Quad SLI.

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Thanks for the reply. The literature suggests otherwise.

 

Here is the review page from Jonny Guru:

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=89

 

Here's the review page from Hexus:

 

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=12842&page=2

 

Here is the review page from Hardware Canucks:

 

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/6951-corsair-hx1000w-power-supply-review-5.html

 

 

All three reviews suggest the presence of two non-splittable 8 pin PCI-E connectors, which I wouldn't want to try squeezing onto a $400 video card and seeing whether it works.

 

Only the two hard wired connectors are 6+2. There are two 6 pin modulars and two 8 pin modulars.

 

This is a problem for me and everyone who has either GTX 285 Tri SLI or GTX 260/216 Tri SLI. This is a non-issue for GTX 280 Tri SLI and GTX 295 Quad SLI.

 

Note that all 3 of those reviews are from last April / May, and apparently the specs have been updated on Corsair's site since then. Either way as RG said their customer service dept will be able to help you out.

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