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Windows 7: Need a cable extension


18 Jun 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Need a cable extension

Not sure which cable extension it would be. I have 1 x 4+4 pins ATX 12V/EPS 12V connector on my psu. I need to extend these two 4 pins to connect to the motherboard 8 pin so my cable management is a bit better. Not sure what extension would work with it.

Newegg.com - 1ST PC CORP. Model CB-4M-8F 12" 8-pin/P4+P4-pin EPS female converted from molex 4-pin male Cable

Newegg.com - 1ST PC CORP. Model CB-8M-8F 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable

Here's my power supply if you need to take a look at it to help find the extension.

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

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19 Jun 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I didn't realize an extension was that hard to find, but I'm not sure which.
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19 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Newegg seems to be a little lacking in the cable area. You'll find a few more at Amazon.

If your motherboard has an 8 pin, that simplifies your choice, as you won't need an extender with a splittable 4+4 male end.
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19 Jun 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Newegg seems to be a little lacking in the cable area. You'll find a few more at Amazon.

If your motherboard has an 8 pin, that simplifies your choice, as you won't need an extender with a splittable 4+4 male end.
I'm not sure which I need, which is why I was asking. I have two 4 pin connectors that go into the 8 pin. I'm assuming it's separated like that in case an matx board is used and you only need a 4 pin, but I'm not completely sure. That's one reason I was asking.
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19 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Newegg seems to be a little lacking in the cable area. You'll find a few more at Amazon.

If your motherboard has an 8 pin, that simplifies your choice, as you won't need an extender with a splittable 4+4 male end.
I'm not sure which I need, which is why I was asking. I have two 4 pin connectors that go into the 8 pin. I'm assuming it's separated like that in case an matx board is used and you only need a 4 pin, but I'm not completely sure. That's one reason I was asking.
You are correct in the spit 4+4 cable. Some MB's have 8 pin and some 4 pin so the spit cable works for both. The 1st one on your list is WRONG, it is for a molex connector. The 2nd will work as it has the split connector and will work for 8 pin or 4 pin MB. This is good if you ever update your MB to one with only a 4pin connector.


Jim
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19 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Newegg seems to be a little lacking in the cable area. You'll find a few more at Amazon.

If your motherboard has an 8 pin, that simplifies your choice, as you won't need an extender with a splittable 4+4 male end.
I'm not sure which I need, which is why I was asking. I have two 4 pin connectors that go into the 8 pin. I'm assuming it's separated like that in case an matx board is used and you only need a 4 pin, but I'm not completely sure. That's one reason I was asking.
That's right. 4 pin and 8 pin are two standards for the 12V CPU power.

I was a little confused by the description of the CB-4M-8F. It turns out that the description is correct, but Newegg displays the wrong picture. The right one is here:

1st PC Corp.

As Phone Man writes, you don't want one of those.

The CB-8M-8F is the right sort, and it's splittable.

The $2 shipping on that cable isn't too bad. Sometimes Newegg charges more for shipping small parts than for the part. And they won't reduce shipping on combined orders. (I know that's due to their multiple warehouses, widely scattered around the US, but it's still an annoyance.)
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20 Jun 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I wish the connectors were black. The cable sleeving matches what I have, but the connection parts don't. I'd like it to match, but that's all I see. Unless I look around somewhere else and possibly find something cheaper on shipping or regular price as well.
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20 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I wish the connectors were black. The cable sleeving matches what I have, but the connection parts don't. I'd like it to match, but that's all I see. Unless I look around somewhere else and possibly find something cheaper on shipping or regular price as well.
Check these out at Newegg. One is the 8 pin in black and the next is a 3 cable set. It has a 8 pin, 4 pin and also a 24 pin cable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100016764%20600020238&IsNodeId=1&page=2&bop=And&CompareItemList=282 0|12-201-020^12-201-020-TS%2C12-201-022^12-201-022-TS

Jim
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20 Jun 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Check these out at Newegg. One is the 8 pin in black and the next is a 3 cable set. It has a 8 pin, 4 pin and also a 24 pin cable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100016764%20600020238&IsNodeId=1&page=2&bop=And&CompareItemList=282 0|12-201-020^12-201-020-TS%2C12-201-022^12-201-022-TS

Jim
Nice catch on that first one. It's just what I was looking for and much cheaper. Thanks.
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20 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Glad to help. Enjoy your new system.

Jim
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