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Again, that connector is for motherboard power, not PCIe power. If you plug that into your GPU you will cook it.
This. Be careful.
 
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What is your EXACT PSU? Show me that, and I'll find you the proper sleeved cable extenders to make it work correctly (like above). That way you'll get the right power, and it'll look nice.
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I have the PC Power and Cooling 610 W Silencer. It has 2x 6 pins for power, but one of the 6 pins has a 2 pin connector as well that you can clip on or off with one of the 6 pins. If only they did that on both the PCI-E power cables. Their labeled PCI-E.

I is confused...


EDIT: Found this on newegg

Pretty sure that's it...I just don't understand how that works though. I thought the 6 pin connector can only handle 75W...how does a cable that basically converts a 6 pin (75W) to a 8 pin (150W)?
Edited by Sylon - 7/26/11 at 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
I have the PC Power and Cooling 610 W Silencer. It has 2x 6 pins for power, but one of the 6 pins has a 2 pin connector as well that you can clip on or off with one of the 6 pins. If only they did that on both the PCI-E power cables. Their labeled PCI-E.

I is confused...


EDIT: Found this on newegg

Pretty sure that's it...I just don't understand how that works though. I thought the 6 pin connector can only handle 75W...how does a cable that basically converts a 6 pin (75W) to a 8 pin (150W)?
See if SVC will ship to Canada. If so, pick up 2 of these. If not, these adapters (2 of them) from newegg.ca will also work fine, but they won't look as nice.

EDIT:
No, you definitely don't want a 1x 6pin to 2x 8pin adapter. That will put far too much stress on that single 6pin. You'll want to use BOTH of your 6pin PCIe connectors.

You COULD just buy one of the adapters I listed above, and use your existing 6+2pin. Again, just won't look as pretty.
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30 bucks for cables to run a card bought for more than half a grand. Lol...I'm just gona pick up a new PSU for the 580 that way I can pretty much leave this rig as is and use it as a server or something haha.
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30 bucks for cables to run a card bought for more than half a grand. Lol...I'm just gona pick up a new PSU for the 580 that way I can pretty much leave this rig as is and use it as a server or something haha.
Fair enough.

If you happen to EVER plan on going SLI, you'll want an 850w. Otherwise, a solid 550-600w will be enough.
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Worse to worse, we can make you one.
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Hell with all these adapters and shipping. Just get a more modern PSU for like $40 AR and use yours as a spare.
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The shop opens in a half an hour. The 610W Silencer I've had for years, took it out and wow so much dust inside!!! The copper coils were covered in a thick layer of dust!

Gona pick up a Corsair TX V2 series, 600~ to 750W. I'm very interested in seeing what kinda frames I get with the 580 and a Q6600.
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