View Full Version : Things to come updated PCI-E Power connector

12-28-06, 04:02 PM
Came across this butey a ThermalTake 1200w w/ 6 yes SIX PCI-E power connectors 3 of which are 8 Pin somethings says that 6 pin won't be enough the good thing is they are backward compatible to 6 pin connectors and has been certified by nVIDIA them selves, 72A 36A for PCI-8 + PCI-6 and 36A for the other channel for the PCI-E connectors with 40A for the rest of the system. http://thermaltake.com/product/Power/ToughPower/W0133/w0133.asp THe thing i like the most about it is the 14CM fan :)

12-28-06, 04:11 PM
Yea, a few new PSU's have 8 pin connectors.

12-28-06, 04:13 PM
I find it odd that PSU manufacturers have pushed out connectors that no one can even use. Usually they lag a bit behind.

12-28-06, 05:16 PM
Maybe they know something we don't ,mybe the R600 id going to have a 8pin connector for the PCIe card

12-28-06, 06:14 PM
It looks to me like that 8 pin pcie power cord will come apart.

Think 20+4 pin connections.

(just a thought, but it looks like it to me?)

Not sure what the hell youd use it for... lol

12-28-06, 07:09 PM
I don't think it does come apart but there is a slit perhaps that slit is so that it slots into a 6pin connection with the two pins over lapping on the top.
I loved my TT 680w PSU gone with Sparkle due to the larger fan so it was quiter and it is. Lot less noise then 2 80mm fans. But with a 140mm fan it
will be nice suprised noone lese has bothered with them. bigger is better, more arera so more airflow and less rpm's so quiter but they seem insitent
with 80mm and 120mm fans. Also as it has 6 PCI E power slots you have tripple play SLi GTX cards :D