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.
 

Nasgul

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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.
 

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.
 

Nasgul

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Finally, the two EPS connectors provide compatibility with the high-end mainboard, but we don't like the fact that both of these connectors are installed on the same cable. Two EPS can deliver high power levels, so they should use dedicated cables, especially in single +12V rail PSUs.

That's from the Review from here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/xpg-core-reactor-650w-power-supply-review/6

personally, I wouldn't buy it.......just like back in 2008 when everybody was being brainwashed with "multi-rail" PSU are the way to go and they were more stable and no risk of fire and other crap..........well! Where are we now? Single 80+A rail. If adata wants to start a new trend? I hope it doesn't take off. Or they're just TOO CHEAP to include a 2nd cable.
 

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?
 

SpongeBob

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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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Nobu

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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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