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Corsair PSU connetors and various pins issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Avie, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Avie

    Avie New Member

    Good Evening peeps

    I'm doing cable moding on my next build and I am having a problem with some of the PSU conectors and my understanding of pins.

    Down below is a pic of the PSU I'll use a Corsair RM1000 the problem I have is that I do not find these 24 Pin connectors divided in 14 / 10.

    Any source where I could get them from ?

    My MB has a 4 pin CPU and a 8 pin CPU power input.

    8 pin CPU is no problem with a two 8 pin EPS connector but there is no 4 pin CPU output on the PSU. Do I use a second 8 pin EPS connector with only for cables and a 4 pin connector on the other end ?


    Also ... beeing new to cable moding I see various videos talking about male and female atx pins for the core components. In the "How to cable ..." video our lord and savior J-S.C did not talk about the difference between them and I only see ATX PCIE EPS PINS in the store. No male or female. Can you enlight me ?


    Thanks for your time :)


    <img src="http://www.corsair.com/~/media/corsair/product%20photos/psu/rm-series/rm1000/large/rm1000_dc_side.png" alt="Corsair rm1000 Psu" width="750" height="442" />
  2. freeq

    freeq Administrator Staff Member

    It's probably too late for you, but I'll answer anyway.

    The Corsair RM1000 PSU terminal looks like this:


    The 14- and 10-pin-connectors you are looking for can be found at the Singularity Computers store. 4-pin EPS/ATX connectors as well as the 8-pin counterpart for your PSU are also available there.

    To clarify the words male and female in the context of cables and connectors:

    Generally speaking, a male plug/pin/connector is made to be inserted into a female counterpart, a female plug/pin/connector is made to have male counterpart inserted into it.

    Take these ATX-pins for example:





    The connectors in your PSU are fitted with male pins. If you want to build a cable to be attached to the PSU, you will have to use female pins on it.


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