Cable mods for 1080 TI

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Psycrow, May 26, 2018.

  1. Psycrow

    Psycrow Limp Gawd

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    Hi

    I have my fingers on this card
    https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N108TAORUS-X-11GD#kf

    And i can see it uses 2 x 8 pins PCIe cables
    So i want to buy some cable mods for it in here https://eustore.cablemod.com/

    But then i got confused what to choose in here since there is extensions and alot of different packs to choose from.
    Some cables has 8 pins with a 6 + 2 pins and i want a straight cable line with 8 cables in a straight row.

    So my guess is that i need extensions cables to avoid the 6+2 pin connecter ?

    I have a seasonic 1200 platinum 80 + PSU
    And im looking for for some cable mods direct from the PSU to the 1080 Ti card.
    In black and blue colours in flexible mod

    If anyone just could help me to pick/choose the right cables in there.
    Im a bit confused
     
  2. doubletake

    doubletake Limp Gawd

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    Buying the 6+2 option is strictly for compatibility purposes, since very few GPUs have ONLY 8-pin connectors (basically only the super high end OC models). If you know for a fact that you are only going to ever use 8-pin-only GPUs, then go ahead and buy the cable designated "8-pin PCI-E" if you want. Realistically speaking, the only compatibility issues you may ever encounter are with older cards that require 2x6-pins.

    -edit-

    Actually, after some looking around, I think you may also have compatibility issues if you were to use a card that has both a bulky shroud and inverted 1x8 + 1x6-pin connectors (latch facing away instead of towards the cooler) since there may not be enough room for the first 2 pins to overhang.

    Also, I may have misunderstood what you meant at first (since you mentioned both extension and straight-to-PSU cables), but to clear things up: You select the "PSU cables" option and in the drop down lists you can select the specific 8-pin PCI-E option instead of the 6+2. No need to pick extension cables since you can also just use the "Custom PSU cables" option if you have specific length requirements. The extension cables are mostly meant for people who have either an unsupported or non-modular PSU which their "PSU cables" option cannot fulfill.
     
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  3. Psycrow

    Psycrow Limp Gawd

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    Aah thx that makes sence :)

    currently i have 2 x 970 gtx using 1 x 8 pins and 1 x 6 pins but my current cables has this 6 + 2 adapter thing hanging around and it looks messy with the cable managament if you wanna keep it nice and smooth.
    But i will choose PSU cables and find the right lenght...the only lesser problem is the price and shipping fee since i live in EU and it cost me over 50-60 EU for 2 cables..are there not other or cheaper company that sell moddet cables ?
     
  4. Psycrow

    Psycrow Limp Gawd

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    Here you can see what i have https://eustore.cablemod.com/product/cablemod-se-series-xp2-xp3-km3-fl2-basic-cable-kit/
    If you look at these 2 green identicaly cables with the 6 + 2 adapter..I have 2 of these in black/blue

    This : https://eustore.cablemod.com/configurator#cfgload:5b09c45bca3641.99412252 60 cm seems to long when i basicly only need 20-25 cm...i could try and curl the remaining cable around the back plate of the case

    Or this : nhttps://eustore.cablemod.com/configurator#cfgload:5b09c516ba6cc3.80329605 i choosed 30 cm here but pays 20 eu more :/
     
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