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Can you make/buy 8 pin pci-e for a video card

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Morning EE, I want to move a video card to a different pc. That pc doesn't have modular plugs on the power supply. They are all hard wired. I have more than enough power (750w). The video card in there now is an 8800gt & will be replaced by a 280oc. The 8800gt uses 2x6 pin. The 280oc uses 1 6 pin & 1 8 pin plug. Can you make/buy 8 pin pci-e that will work. I have experience with soldering if needed. I have extra molex & 6 pin plugs on the power supply. Any questions just ask.    Thanks Ed
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http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/PCI_Express_(PCIe)_8pin_power

May be able to splice out 3 12-v+ lines and the grounds from molex and splice in to a 6+2 or 8 pin PCI-e. Scavenging from a dead supply would be the requirement here...

Or spend like 5 bucks and wait...
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&index=blended&field-keywords=molex%20pci-e%20adapter&tag=fstchrm-20
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Check the card specs too, the extra +2 is just a ground they loop into the last ground pins on the 6-pin. Sometimes can get away with not an 8 and just pop the 6 in, not my first choice unless Mfg says it's OK
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DeadRatRacer, Thanks 4 the quick reply. I looked at both links & there in lies my solution. Thanks Ed
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