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i just got two of these and i have this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153043-actually not the right card... i cant even find it on thermaltake's website
it says it supports sli but i dont think it supports sli with these beastly cards. the power connectors are 2 6plug on each card. my power suppy has 2 dedicated 6-pin slots and a hardwired 8-pin cable. will this work and i just need adapters or do i need a new psu as well. any help is appreciated
and yes i know this PSU isnt the greatest
Edited by Tipless - 10/5/11 at 9:33am
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You'll need a molex to pci power adapter.

Each card will need 2x 6pin pci connectors in them.
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
You'll need a molex to pci power adapter.

Each card will need 2x 6pin pci connectors in them.

Not for this PSU, it's a Modular unit, look in you PSU box for the other 2 PCIe 6-pin cables, and hook them up.

It comes with 4 PCIe 6-pin, two HW and two Modular.
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Originally Posted by bleach View Post
Not for this PSU, it's a Modular unit, look in you PSU box for the other 2 PCIe 6-pin cables, and hook them up.

It comes with 4 PCIe 6-pin, two HW and two Modular.
Ah yeah, just looked.
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yes sorry i linked to the wrong one. i noticed after yall said that it had 2 hardwired. it only has one 8-pin hardwired. this changes things. and thermaltake doesnt list my PSU anymore. the model is tr2 rx-850 ap
the modular plugs look the same only i have 1 8-pin pcie hardwiired and not 2 6pin
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ok i found a partial image and some specs for it:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0312759
this is what it is. can i do the 2 6-pins to one card and then split the 8-pin to 2 6-pins to the other card? this card supposedly supports sli crossfirex...
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You'll need a molex to pci power adapter.

Each card will need 2x 6pin pci connectors in them.
this, some video cards have this molex to pcie connector
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this, some video cards have this molex to pcie connector
Most ship with at least one of those, and while they're ugly, they do work.
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so then my 2 new cards should come with one each lol.
also do i need to use two seperate plugs for these adapters? or from the same plug be ok?
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post #10 of 16
You'd be better off spreading the load over as many plugs as possible.
I'd use one native PCIe connector and one molex adapter per card, just to spread the load as much as possible.
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