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Old 10-28-2019, 03:52 AM
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Default HX850i can I add another 4 Pin CPU connector

I am looking to upgrade my PC and noticed that the newer board have an 8 pin CPU connector and also a 4 pin that my HX850i doesn't have. Can I purchase a cable to add this in or will I need a new power supply? Looking at the cable sockets on the power supply I am not sure if I have room for another 8 pin CPU connector as I have all 4 PCI cables in for my SLI 970's. Has anyone upgraded to the newer boards and used their HX850i?
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:37 AM
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You should be OK using pigtail connections for the 970's ... that would free up a PCI/CPU connector on the PSU.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the reply what do you mean by pig tail connectors? Like a splitter for the GPU's to give two connectors from one cable? Thanks for the link to the additional CPU connector, thinking about it I think I have one of those spare as I changed my cables for white braided ones.

I was looking at the spec sheet for the HX850i and it said it has 6 PCIE connectors and 2 EPS12V connectors. Is this a newer version of the HX850i? It looks to have the same amount of cable sockets on the power supply as mine so I am not sure how they add the additional PCIE cables and CPU cables.
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