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What kind of cable is used for hooking up a graphics card to a motherboard?

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January 22, 2014 11:47:41 AM

I'm asking this because I really want to buy some BitFenix Alchemy cables for my 780, but I'm not sure what the cable is actually called. Could you tell me? :) 
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January 22, 2014 11:50:14 AM

You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!
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January 22, 2014 11:51:38 AM

Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.
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January 22, 2014 11:54:39 AM

thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...
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January 22, 2014 11:56:20 AM

Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?
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January 22, 2014 11:57:41 AM

thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk
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January 22, 2014 12:04:34 PM

Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk

No I don't need to sleeve it on my own, I am going to be buying them. I don't have the patience to do it on my own. I just need to know what the cables are.
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a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2014 12:06:46 PM

thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk

No I don't need to sleeve it on my own, I am going to be buying them. I don't have the patience to do it on my own. I just need to know what the cables are.

It's the PCI-E ones (6 or 8 pins). Here's a link.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c537/s1537/list/p1/C...
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January 22, 2014 12:09:48 PM

Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk

No I don't need to sleeve it on my own, I am going to be buying them. I don't have the patience to do it on my own. I just need to know what the cables are.

It's the PCI-E ones (6 or 8 pins). Here's a link.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c537/s1537/list/p1/C...

And PCI-E is for my graphics card, correct?
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January 22, 2014 12:09:48 PM

Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk

No I don't need to sleeve it on my own, I am going to be buying them. I don't have the patience to do it on my own. I just need to know what the cables are.

It's the PCI-E ones (6 or 8 pins). Here's a link.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c537/s1537/list/p1/C...

And PCI-E is for my graphics card, correct?
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January 22, 2014 12:13:22 PM

thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
thatfancypenn said:
Xexoxix said:
You don't connect a graphics card to a motherboard with a cable, you use a PCI slot. If you want your power cables connected to your GPU a different colour, you can buy sleeving or pay someone to sleeve your cables for you. Hope this helps!

I mean the cable that comes out of your graphics card.


Here is one you could buy.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14079/cab-593/Bitfeni...
Why would you want a different cable though? The one you plug in for your power supply is fine.
Here are more:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-...

What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?

Not 100% sure. If you want all your cables a different colour though here is a video on sleeving your power supply cables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pRjXZ1EMk

No I don't need to sleeve it on my own, I am going to be buying them. I don't have the patience to do it on my own. I just need to know what the cables are.

It's the PCI-E ones (6 or 8 pins). Here's a link.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c537/s1537/list/p1/C...

And PCI-E is for my graphics card, correct?


Yes. Other devices can be plugged into PCI-E slots, like nice sound/wireless cards but most of the time you will see graphics cards in there.
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