What the heck is this cable?

SpongeBob

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New psu xpg core reactor 650 gold. Has a 8 pin Y cable. They made super stupid. The short side of the Y has your standard squares and shield looking plugs. The long one that would actually be convenient for plugging in has this one that is mostly shield plugs wtf is this for? It doesn’t match my mobo cpu plug and added a half hour of fighting
 

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New psu xpg core reactor 650 gold. Has a 8 pin Y cable. They made super stupid. The short side of the Y has your standard squares and shield looking plugs. The long one that would actually be convenient for plugging in has this one that is mostly shield plugs wtf is this for? It doesn’t match my mobo cpu plug and added a half hour of fighting
If you had 2 8 pin cpu power connectors.
 

SpongeBob

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If you had 2 8 pin cpu power connec

I'd return that PSU A.S.A.P. Even my Seasonic GSX 550W comes with TWO 8 pin power connectors, not a Y cable. Anything and everything made by data is mediocre IMO.
All of my other PSUs also have come with two cables for the CPU.
The psu does well in reviews I could always order a custom cable I guess.. Yeah it doesn't have anything on the main large mobo cable but the CPU cable with the 8 pin was really confusing. I didn't think mobos had 2 x 8 pin connectors that are different. The who 2 different really confused me.
 

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The psu does well in reviews I could always order a custom cable I guess.. Yeah it doesn't have anything on the main large mobo cable but the CPU cable with the 8 pin was really confusing. I didn't think mobos had 2 x 8 pin connectors that are different. The who 2 different really confused me.
On higher end boards designed for serious overclocking its quite common to have more than one CPU power connector.
 

Luke M

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Your picture is terrible, but that indeed seems not to be an EPS connector. Is it a PCIe connector? Or some strange manufacturing error?
 

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Your picture is terrible, but that indeed seems not to be an EPS connector. Is it a PCIe connector? Or some strange manufacturing error?
Your picture is terrible, but that indeed seems not to be an EPS connector. Is it a PCIe connector? Or some strange manufacturing error?
No idea here’s the last best pic I have
 

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It's almost the same as my 6+2 pcie connector. Weird.

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Luke M

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Ok, I got it. This is a splittable 4+4 connector which is keyed so that either 4-pin part can be used in a 4-pin socket. It should fit in an 8-pin EPS socket.
 
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