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  1. #1
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    Asus ROG Z690 Formula quick charge power head

    What 6 pin cable am I to use on the extra power head? I have a 3080ti GPU so I do not have a spare PCI-E port on my Corsai RM1000X PSU. Can I convert a cable to use one of the CPU ports on the PSU? Or is ther an adapter I can use? If yes, what are the voltages for that power header?

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    MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus z690 Formula
    ProcessorIntel 12900k
    Memory (part number)Corsair CMK32GX5M2A4800C40
    Graphics Card #1Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti OC Edition
    MonitorAsus ProArt PA329C
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Samsung EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15 chromax
    CasePhanteks Eclipse P600S
    Power SupplySeaSonic PRIME GX-1000
    Keyboard Drop CTRL High-Profile
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    OS Windows 11

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    Use the 6 pin PCIe cables (or 6 pin plus 2 pin pig tail) to go from one of the eight pin PCIe / CPU ports on the PSU. The 8 pin ports on the PSU handle both 8 pin cpu cables and 6 pin PCIe cables. If you can, use a 6pin cable that has the 2 pin pigtail on the MB or 3080 ti side. With the pigtail, the cable will be rated for 150 Watts. With only 6 pins, it's 75 Watts

    Don't use the CPU cables. It's not worth the chance of frying a $2k piece of equipment. Pin outs are likely different as is the connector.

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    Administrator Array Silent Scone@ROG's Avatar
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    Mar 2016

    The Quick Charge header requires a PCIE 6 pin. If you're not using the USB C header port, there's no need to install the cable. Or equally if you do not plan to plug in devices that will draw 60W

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