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I have a PCI card that needs 4 pin power hooked up to it and wondering if there is a way to supply it inside this server.

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it appears that this care may work without the power connection for self-powered devices, I can't understand why it wouldn't as the 75W you can draw through a PCIe slot should more thatn suffice for the signal pins to work - of course if you wanted to power seven devices off that board then I would understand why the extra 12V would be helpful. That said I found this review (amazon.com/review/R1CYY8UP9W7C3R) which puts me RIGHT off using that card at all, please have a read so you can bear it in mind. –  Chopper3 Jun 10 '13 at 15:22
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I've done some awful things...

I've had to pull power from a SAS backplane drive connector in order to provide a 4-pin Molex connector to a very specialized PCIe card.

What are you trying to do, though?

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That. Is. Dirty. But I love it. :) –  EEAA Jun 10 '13 at 14:59
    
I am hoping to add USB 3.0 via this card: link , which requires the additional power. –  JamesJ Jun 10 '13 at 15:02
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I could never buy Dell servers - the typeface they use on those riser panels makes my teeth itch... –  Chopper3 Jun 10 '13 at 15:16
    
How did I guess that this would be @ewwhite ... ? –  mfinni Jun 10 '13 at 15:18
    
@mfinni Am I that predictable? –  ewwhite Jun 10 '13 at 15:25
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