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October 14, 2012 5:38:27 AM

So I am building my first computer. The only problem is with the PSU and all the connectors. I have a OCZ 600w and a z77 pro extreme 4. First I dont know what the red 8 holed slots on the psu are. second Can I plug multiple devices into one cord. Example: can I use one cord ATA power cord (had several slots) in my blue ray and another in my hard drive. Please help.

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October 14, 2012 6:00:08 AM

I'm assuming your PSU is modular (PSU has little plugs you can put cables into). Look at your PSU's manual and it should tell you where each plug goes. Or in most cases, the plugs are color coordinated.

Also, with most PSU's nowadays, you can plug in multiple devices with one plug. This is called daisy-chaining. This is normal and 100% safe, you have nothing to worry about.
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October 14, 2012 6:03:52 AM

mocchan said:
I'm assuming your PSU is modular (PSU has little plugs you can put cables into). Look at your PSU's manual and it should tell you where each plug goes. Or in most cases, the plugs are color coordinated.

Also, with most PSU's nowadays, you can plug in multiple devices with one plug. This is called daisy-chaining. This is normal and 100% safe, you have nothing to worry about.


The red slots say GND (assuming ground) and v2 on them. I think I need to plug them into my PCI slots for my video card. Its a Sapphire 7870 if that helps.
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October 14, 2012 6:05:52 AM

If it fits without any hassle, then most likely, yes, they are for PCI-E devices :) 
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October 14, 2012 6:08:52 AM

Yea I think so. They fit in the PSU and the other end to the video card.
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October 14, 2012 6:09:48 AM

Yes. I just remembered a few PSU's usually have PCI-E connectors colored as red, so this is most likely the case with your PSU :) 
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