How can I convert my PCI-E plugs from my PSU? Need 4 more 4-Pin (Molex, for HDD)

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  1. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I have the following PSU:
    http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_45&products_id=82
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194004&ATT=17-194-004&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r


    I have used all 6 of the 4-Pin/SATA plugs, and all I have left are 2 PCI-E Plugs. The only problem is, I have 2 more HDD's to power, and 3 more fans to run, and I'm out of 4-Pin (Molex) connectors.


    How can I convert this:
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    to a standard 4-Pin Hard Drive power connector?


    I have 2 PCI-E cables, and I'd like to convert them to a total of four (4) Molex (4-pin) power connectors.




    Please post specific links :x:
     
  2. XR250rdr

    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    Just get molex Y adapters
     
  3. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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  4. Blazed Monkey

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    night crew? :x:
     
  6. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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  7. POONTANG

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    buy a new psu
     
  8. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    maybe a little help from the morning crew :x: :hs:
     
  10. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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  11. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I don't want to add more power onto those rails, when I have a completely unused rail for the PCI-E that I have no use for.
     
  12. scrotomus

    scrotomus you're a scumbag

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    jesus dude, buy a server
     
  13. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I have 12 HDD's :mamoru:


    Server tower filled with nothing but HDD's is the next step :run:
     
  14. TriangleMan

    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    just buy another computer dude
     
  15. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    why should I spend all that money on another computer, when this one works just fine. I've got over 2TB of storage in this thing, no need for another PC :wiggle:
     
  16. TriangleMan

    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    all that money? computers are cheap son
     
  17. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    let me rephrase: Why should I spend the money to buy a new CPU, RAM, Processor, MoBo, etc. When all I really need is the right adapters?

    >$20 vs. <$100
     
  18. ROcHE

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    Looks like the PCI-E plug is 12volts only. Yellow = 12volts on most PSU :dunno:
     
  19. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    eh?
     
  20. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The standard 4-pin connector you need has 2 ground wires (black), 1 +5v wire (red), and 1 +12v wire (yellow). Yellow normally = +12v. He's saying that the free connectors you have 3 yellow & 3 black, and that with no +5v red, it probably can't be properly converted.

    What you need is this:
    [​IMG]

    $7.99 at CompUSA (link)

    Cheaper if you look harder (link)
     
  21. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    That's what I was going to suggest next.

    Also, it's not like your house where you have a limit on each circuit breaker. You can keep adding drives and splitters as long as you don't go over the total power output of your PSU.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    The power load on those molex plugs is hardly enough to strain the wires, even with multiple Y adaptors. And the amperage per rail isn't limited, only the motherboard amperage and the total amperage are. Y adaptors will work just fine.
     
  23. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    oooooOOOOOOOoooooooohhhh, I get it :uh:



    Thanks guys :wavey:
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You mentioned that you don't want to put more strain on the hard drive
    rails. Hard drives idle at around 7-10 watts. They use maybe 3/4 of an amp. If all you're doing is adding hard drives, you could probably split all the molex connectors.
    I assume this is not a gaming rig, if you're willing to give up the sli connectors, so you
    don't have to worry about your power consumption.
     
  25. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    nope, not a gaming rig, I haven't really done any PC gaming since before CS:Source came out :hs:


    Mainly I just use it for data storage. I download TV shows and movies, and stream them to my D-Link Media Player so I can watch them on my HDTV. I guess you could say I'm a collector of sorts. Right now, I currently have 39 different TV series (the entire series run, every season of each show), and 232 movies, and I add new stuff every day :wiggle:


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