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

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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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html
  4. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    What are all the cables I could get and I would be able to see? Just the 8-pin, 24-pin, and 6-pin?
  5. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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
  6. There is no cable required to hookup a gpu to a mobo.
    The card is slotted to the mobo and additional power is provided by pci-e leads from your power supply.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14068/cab-584/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_6-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Black_BFA-MSC-6PEG45KK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=B42woAGY
  7. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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.
  8. Best answer
    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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved-Alchemy_6-Pin_PCI-E_Ext-Page1.html
  9. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved-Alchemy_6-Pin_PCI-E_Ext-Page1.html

    And PCI-E is for my graphics card, correct?
  10. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved-Alchemy_6-Pin_PCI-E_Ext-Page1.html

    And PCI-E is for my graphics card, correct?
  11. 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/Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeve_8-Pin_PCI-E_Extension_Cable_-_45cm_-_Red_BFA-MSC-8PEG45RK-RP.html?tl=g2c537&id=6VcJEJgk
    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-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

    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/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved-Alchemy_6-Pin_PCI-E_Ext-Page1.html

    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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