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Ok so just got my 2x eVGA gtx460s I went to put them Into my rig and had a total Brain lapse. (Its soooo hot here.) I have a XFX 650w PSU with 2x 6 pin PCI-e plugs. My cards need 2x 6 pins each, I have some molex to pci adapters here but just wondering how I should run the cable setup.

In my scattered brain I figured 1x 6 pin to each Card and then a molex - pci-e adapter on seperate rails? Does this sound ok?
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Sounds good.

That 650w PSU can handle those cards no problem. You'll be fine bud. thumb.gif
 
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Shoudl have no issue, in the past i have used a molex and thus far have been fine smile.gif but a 650 watt psu is enough as well biggrin.gif GL with the build
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Shoudl have no issue, in the past i have used a molex and thus far have been fine smile.gif but a 650 watt psu is enough as well biggrin.gif GL with the build

This.

I had to use molex connectors when I was running my old Rocketfish PSU... Haha. tongue.gif
 
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Awsome heres some more SLI noobness will my Crosshair V take cards in slots 1 and 5 wanna try space them a bit for some thermal goodness. I can only find info on dual sli in 1-3 slots.
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Awsome heres some more SLI noobness will my Crosshair V take cards in slots 1 and 5 wanna try space them a bit for some thermal goodness. I can only find info on dual sli in 1-3 slots.

That, I'm not sure on.. However I don't see why it wouldn't work. Just make sure you have both of them running a x8/x8 at the bare minimum.
 
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Yeah it says it supports x16
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Yeah it says it supports x16

But is that with 1 card running?

My board is x16 but my 470's run at x8/x8 in SLI.
 
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The board should run 16x 16 with 2 cards and 16x 8x 8x with triple cards.

But after looking at the manual (Section 2.2.1 and 2.2.5) since im not 100% familiar with amd boards
here is the break down of you slot speeds:

(top of board)
#1 -16x slot
#2 -Pci-e 1x slot
#3 -Pcie 8x/1x slot
#4 -PCI slot
#5 -Pcie 16x/8x slot
#6 -Pcie 4x slot

So from the looks of it if you are using 2 cards you should be using slot #1 and slot #5 to get full 16x/16x speeds (section 5.2.2 talks about this) and if you go with a 3-way sli use slot #3

But even if you did have cards running in 8x speeds, the difference between 8x and 16x is pretty much unnoticeable (i think it was like 0-4% which is about 1-2fps)
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