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Old 12-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for this cable for a project I'm working on. A company i found sells them for $20 a piece. I figured it looked like a cable that would be used in the computer industry. Has anyone here came across, or used a similar cable before?

I and a friend need a few of these, and I dont want to pay $20 a cable from that company if they can be found, or made elsewhere for cheaper.

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Old 12-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Do you know what type of cable it is? Or what it is commonly used for?


Here's a site that has a lot of different types of cables that are really cheap, they might have it:
http://monoprice.com
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Do you know what type of cable it is? Or what it is commonly used for?


Here's a site that has a lot of different types of cables that are really cheap, they might have it:
http://monoprice.com
Monoprice for the win. All my network and HDMI cables are from there. If they don't have it, no one will (for cheap).
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Do you know what type of cable it is? Or what it is commonly used for?


Here's a site that has a lot of different types of cables that are really cheap, they might have it:
http://monoprice.com

Thats the thing, i have no idea what it is, or what they are usually used for.
I bought a computer system for my salt water fish tank. The system has inputs for these types of cables to hook up different sensors etc to monitor the tank.
The company that makes the computer sells them for $20, but i doubt it is a proprietary cable that only they use.

I will check around monoprice and see what they have. I have ordered HDMI cables from there before and didnt even think to check them for this.
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Could you please provide us with a link to that cable? I found the site but I can't find the cable.
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Could you please provide us with a link to that cable? I found the site but I can't find the cable.
Sure! Link

For some reason the watermark on the image isnt the site i found it on. I guess these two companies are one in the same or a stolen image.

This isnt the website of the company that makes the computer, their website has no pictures of it. This site has them on sale for 15 right now, and the manufacturer of the computer has them for $10 right now, but with their shipping its not worth it.

I was hoping to find them for a few bucks a piece so i can get a bunch.
I dont want to spend $120 bucks on a bunch of them when they look like something you should be able to get 10-12 of for 30 bucks.
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looks like an older PCI E cable.
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looks like an older PCI E cable.
Really? Do you have any links to some?
Also below is a picture of the "ports" these cables will plug into.


Do they still look like the cables you suggested?
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All I could find was this:
http://www.aquacave.com/digital-aqua...-000-2687.html

It's only a few bucks less. I'll keep looking.
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All I could find was this:
http://www.aquacave.com/digital-aqua...-000-2687.html

It's only a few bucks less. I'll keep looking.
Thanks for your time, everyone else too.

Do these look proprietary?
Or is this a standard connector i can buy and wire them myself?
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