SATA to 4-Pin Peripheral adapter?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Nick.D, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Nick.D

    Nick.D Member

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    So I'm in an annoying situation right now... I was in the middle of a playthrough of a new game, then my power supply broke. I have a backup, but it isn't powerful enough to run my graphics card, so I have to use my on-board gpu--and the newest games that that can run are from ~2003ish... So I went through a bunch of trouble to get a power supply from one of my older computers (which was actually in a different state... It's a long story), and after about 2 weeks of waiting for it, it doesn't have any 4-pin peripheral power cables, which my video card needs 4 of! It does however, have a bunch of extra SATA cables, which I think replaced the 4-pin cables, so it should do a similar thing?... Are there adapters that can help me out here, and if so, where would I get them?
     
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    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Nick.D

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    The video card is a GeForce GTX 660, and the power supply I wanted to use the adapters on is 660 watts, as for it's name I've got no clue--It's all in Chinese.

    Also, this is what I meant when I was talking about the 4-pin power cable.
     

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    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    A gtx 660 should only require 1 - 6pin pci express power connector from the power supply. I'm sure a 660 watt psu will have a 6pin connector.

    The connector will look like this, connector on the right.

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  5. Nick.D

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    ...I'm a moron. It requires 2 of those, and the 2 that came with it happened to have a slot where you can plug in the cable I was talking about. It just occurred to me that I can unplug the ones that came with it, and use those. Thanks
     
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You'd honestly be better off with a newer PSU, most no-name chinese ones are bad enough to be a fire hazard. The difference in efficiency will pay for itself over time.
     
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    And you can usually use them for several years and multiple builds depending on much you upgrade. My original CX600, a relatively cheap but decent power supply, is kicking along in a friends build. Bought it in 2011 and used it near constantly.
     

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