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    Default Cable pinouts and reusing unused cables.

    Hi,
    Newbie on the site and wanted to start by thanking everyone for the posts and reviews that helped my choice of power supplies. I got the Silverstone ST50EF-Plus SC for my SFF build. The unit has two PCI-E 6 pin connectors, but I will never run more than one video card, so I am wondering if there is a way to convert that unused PCI-E cable to something like an extra SATA power connector? And how would it be done? Your input is appreciated.

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    GermanBeer

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    Default First...Welcome to this board. :-)

    This IS your PSU. http://www.enhanceusa.com/file/115_specification.pdf
    Look at the bottom of the page. PCI-E is 3x12V and 3Xground. Now look at SATA. 1x12V, 1xground, 1x5V, 1xground and 1x3.3V. So no it can not be done.
    SATA at the present time only uses the 12V & 5V but 3.3V will come into play in the future...I guess.
    Just buy a couple of Y' connects for SATA.
    Worth a good looking over. http://www.badcaps.net/

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    Thanks, that's an excellent illustration of the power supply connections and explains everything.

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    Well if you've only got one PCI-E connector free, then no as GY stated.

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