Anyone know of a good alternative to this power cable for Mac Pro video card

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  1. AmazingRobie macrumors 6502

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    Hello. Does anyone know of a reliable/stable alternative for this power cable? Preferably with a sleeve, but not entirely necessary at this point.

    I waited almost an entire month and nothing showed up and I cannot wait to try and purchase from China again, already loads behind waiting for this part.

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

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    Dual Mini PCI-E 6-Pin to Standard PCI-E 8-Pin Video Card Power Cable for Apple G5/Mac Pro - 50cm

    Description

    * Dual Mini-PCIe 6Pin Mac-Pro G5 to Standard PCIe 8Pin Video Card Power Cable.

    * Made of Premium High Quality UL 1007 18AWG Wire.

    * Sleeved Type Looks More Nice and Clean Cable Management.

    * Length: 50cm, Customized Available, Please Contact With us Before Order. Thanks!

    Package Includes:

    * 1pcs x Dual Mini 6Pin to Standard PCIe 8Pin - 50cm


    https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot...&orderId=94270601594212&productId=32822042322
     
  2. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Bummer that it got lost. I think that's the same one I ordered and despite taking a couple of weeks to arrive it really is a high quality cable (I like the sleeve too).

    Are you in the US? I don't want to assume since we have users here from all over.
     
  3. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep. Texas. I've been watching the tracking like a hawk, daily, and it finally started moving about a week ago. I agree that its high quality as it was referred to me by someone I know knows their parts, but I've been waiting to test out this 580 graphics card on a new computer I recently purchased and now the return window is lapsing so I'm going to be in a spot if everything isn't 100% when I do get to test it.
     
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    It looks like bookemdamo found a US-based cable for you.

    But if you really need something immediately, you can use two existing Mac Pro GPU cables and an industry standard 2x6-pin to 1x8-pin adapter. In fact the adapter may have been supplied with your 580.
     
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  8. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay. Thanks for the suggestions! I'm going to order something tonight. I've already filed for refund from original source which should might take up to 11 days. Take care all.
     
  9. bjar macrumors regular

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    I ordered this cable from same seller a few weeks ago and I got it 2 days later (also in Texas). It is uglier than the sleeved one but it works.
     
  10. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which one? The eBay cable? I just noticed that the moddiy cable takes up to 2 weeks to US as well. That's too long...
     
  11. bjar macrumors regular

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    Yes the eBay one. Link provided by bookemdano. Sorry I hit reply on the wrong comment. I ordered it on 9/13 and got it 9/15. I was surprised and not expecting it until the following week.
     
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  13. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please to ask. Which video card are you using it with? You haven't had any issues...

    I do not care what it looks like, just that it will work well during intensive video editing with the RX 580 Pulse. Thanks.
     
  14. bjar macrumors regular

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    I have a gagabyte aureus RX580. I haven’t had any issues.
     
  15. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    It will work fine with the RX 580 Pulse. All that matters is that both the cable I linked and RX 580 use an 8-pin PCI-E connector. You will not have any problem with that cable.
     
  16. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great. That's the one I think I'll get then. Like I mentioned, don't really care what the aesthetics are, just that there won't be any problems when the system is under load. Thanks for the suggestion bro.
     
  17. tu2thepoo macrumors member

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    For what it’s worth, I followed h98’s advice (I think it was h98?) and just got an EVGA powerlink and two mini-6pin adapter cables. Works like a dream on my GeForce 1080.
     
  18. AmazingRobie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would love to be as resourceful and as trusting in my own skills as you guys and MacGyver a solution. Thanks for the tips.
     

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