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My buddy was looking at a gtx570, but his psu only has 2x 6pin power cables for the GPU. What's his best option?

He was thinking this card, is it worth it? I don't know much about zotac nor the reputation of fermi 570's.
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post #2 of 10
Umm, most GTX 570's are 2x 6pins, 580's require 6 pin/8 pin. Only eVGA Classified 570 requires a 8pin
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 10/26/11 at 10:48pm
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post #3 of 10
Aren't they all 2x 6 pin? Infact I haven't seen a single one that is 8/6.
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They're all 2x 6 pins. The Zotac you posted is good, although I would get an Evga card instead.
    
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post #5 of 10
You can even see in the pic that the zotac 570 uses 2 6pin connectors, so assuming since the psu came with 2 6pin cables, you should be good to go.
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Quote:
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Aren't they all 2x 6 pin? Infact I haven't seen a single one that is 8/6.
Classified version is

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post #7 of 10
Reference GTX570 use 2x6pin power but Non reference GTX570 use 8pin+6pin power.... that's it
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post #8 of 10
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Yeah.. my DirectCUII is 8+6... Was wondering if the windforce and twinfrozr are 6+6.

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post #9 of 10
molex to 8 pin? HA! ive got 2 molex 6 pins for my 2nd 98

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post #10 of 10
This Zotac is OK but there are other 6+6 pin alternatives worthy of consideration:

a. Galaxy : uses non reference cooling and with massive $50 rebate, making the final cost to be $330+$12-$50 = $292
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814162075

b. Sparkle : use reference cooling which is good if your friend does not wish to deal with heat dumped inside the case. Cost is $340+$12-$20=$332
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814187130

c. MSI Twin Frozr III PE/OC : $370+$12=$382 but this comes with Batman Arkham City coupon (worth $50). 770MHz (vs 732MHz standard)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127582
Review:http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,5.html

d. Gigabyte Windfore OC : $345+$12=$357 and it also comes with Batman Arkham City coupon ($50). 780MHz.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814125384

(Newegg lists this card as dual six pin but I checked Gigabyte website and a couple reviews and they confirm this card is 6+8 pin.)

Just beware that one MSI version uses a GTX470 PCB which might not be desirable to some:-
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1133...0-shorter.html
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1137...g-rma-msi.html
Edited by windfire - 10/27/11 at 12:38am
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