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Posted · Original PosterOP

((I AM USING A CORSAIR RM750X PSU))

I want to buy a soundcard for my pc. It uses the pcie slot and a 6pin pcie power cable. The thing is. I don't know if I have any empty slots to be able to use it.
Here are my specs. Please look into my pc and tell me if I can connect a pcie 6pin connector.

RTX 2070

Intel core i7 9700k

corsair vengance 16gb ram.

1x HDD

Corsair Lighting Node PRO

((I AM USING A CORSAIR RM750X PSU))


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

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DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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2 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

((I AM USING A CORSAIR RM750X PSU))

I want to buy a soundcard for my pc. It uses the pcie slot and a 6pin pcie power cable. The thing is. I don't know if I have any empty slots to be able to use it.
Here are my specs. Please look into my pc and tell me if I can connect a pcie 6pin connector.

RTX 2070

TL;DR: you have enough connectors, grab the second 6+2 pin PCIE cable.

 

Your PSU has four 6+2 pin connectors (where the +2 can be snapped off to make it a 6 pin). Your videocard probably uses one or two 6+2 pin connectors, so you will have two 6+2 pin leftover.

The four 6+2 pin connectors come on two cables, so perhaps you don't have the second cable plugged in, so you might have to grab that from the PSU box (or where-ever your stored it).

 

I am just wondering what soundcard uses a 6 pin PCIE, never really seen that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, minibois said:

TL;DR: you have enough connectors, grab the second 6+2 pin PCIE cable.

 

Your PSU has four 6+2 pin connectors (where the +2 can be snapped off to make it a 6 pin). Your videocard probably uses one or two 6+2 pin connectors, so you will have two 6+2 pin leftover.

The four 6+2 pin connectors come on two cables, so perhaps you don't have the second cable plugged in, so you might have to grab that from the PSU box (or where-ever your stored it).

 

I am just wondering what soundcard uses a 6 pin PCIE, never really seen that.

The sound blaster ae-9. I think it is a 6 pin one. Tho I am not sure.

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CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It says 1 x 6-pin (PCI-e) Power Header


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🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

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3 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

The sound blaster ae-9. I think it is a 6 pin one. Tho I am not sure.68212006_Skrmklipp.PNG.4bf01b9d1cde2649570c3fb80b3f7127.PNG

2 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

It says 1 x 6-pin (PCI-e) Power Header

Yea, I see that on the website!

It's just not something I had ever seen before.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, minibois said:

Yea, I see that on the website!

It's just not something I had ever seen before.

I have this cable leftover? is this the one. 1011455159_Skrmklipp.PNG.376d96cf6ec6dbc2ac2877a675faffc8.PNG


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

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CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also my GPU uses 2 6pin


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🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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6 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

I have this cable leftover? is this the one. 

Yep, that cable.

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You plug the green part into the PSU and either one of the red parts into the soundcard.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

Yep, that cable.

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You plug the green part into the PSU and either one of the red parts into the soundcard.

Thank you.


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, minibois said:

Yep, that cable.

image.png.36da9fcfac54aaea38d546bad865f4f4.png

 

You plug the green part into the PSU and either one of the red parts into the soundcard.

I just remembered something. Does my watercooler use the other 8pin slot in the psu? It is the corsair hydro h100i platinum rgb

The thing is I bought my pc kind of prebuilt. Not actually prebuilt since I ordered it and chose the parts and they built it for me. So I don't know the cabling very well.


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

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Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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Just now, Tigerleon said:

I just remembered something. Does my watercooler use the other 8pin slot in the psu? It is the corsair hydro h100i platinum rgb

The watercooler uses a SATA power from your PSU (like a HDD or 2.5 SSD would use), a PWM header and USB 2.0 header (the latter two being on your motherboard).

Your 8 pin EPS goes to your motherboard, so no the H100i does not use an 8 pin


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, minibois said:

The watercooler uses a SATA power from your PSU (like a HDD or 2.5 SSD would use), a PWM header and USB 2.0 header (the latter two being on your motherboard).

Your 8 pin EPS goes to your motherboard, so no the H100i does not use an 8 pin

Hey thank you man. I went in and put a cable in. The thing is. I got scared when I was going to  put the cable in. I didn't see the last 8pin in the PSU because the other 3 was blocking my sight. I had to plug them out and the put them back in again. Is it okay to leave a cable hanging just like that in the case?


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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1 hour ago, Tigerleon said:

Hey thank you man. I went in and put a cable in. The thing is. I got scared when I was going to  put the cable in. I didn't see the last 8pin in the PSU because the other 3 was blocking my sight. I had to plug them out and the put them back in again. Is it okay to leave a cable hanging just like that in the case?

You mean if it's okay to leave the other 6+2 pin PCIE cable hanging, next to the soundcard?

Yeah, that's fine.


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Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

"Why do we suffer a lifetime for a moment of happiness?" - Anonymous

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, minibois said:

You mean if it's okay to leave the other 6+2 pin PCIE cable hanging, next to the soundcard?

Yeah, that's fine.

No like put the cable in the psu for now before buying the soundcard 


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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1 hour ago, Tigerleon said:

No like put the cable in the psu for now before buying the soundcard 

Yes, that's also fine.


"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.

Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

"Why do we suffer a lifetime for a moment of happiness?" - Anonymous

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, minibois said:

Yes, that's also fine.

Thanks


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update. Ordered the soundcard.


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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