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Hey everyone, be warned, this question probably deserves to be in the top 10 lamest questions ever, but I just finished installing my new PSU and I had a few questions. (Mainly PCI-E related) But anyways, the question at hand is that the PCI-E connectors on this power-supply are un-like any I've handled before and quite frankly I didn't know what to do with them. I'll post pictures below and explain:

This is a semi-modular PSU so it only came with one PCI-E cable hardwired and it looks like this. Now, why are there two 6+2-Pin connections and not just one...?


Do I use both of them like this? Can I even use both of them off the same cable at the same time I.e. in a xFire or SLI config.? (P.S. - I don't have the rig running like this I used up a modular slot and added another 6+2-Pin cable that looks exactly like the one above)


And this is how I have the rig running right now.


Sorry for asking such an what I assume to be easy question, but this has me genuinely stumped. redface.gif
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yes you are fine they do that for looks mostly you are fine its on a 12v rail useilly and they do it cause most cards take x2 6 pins
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A 560 Ti requires 2 pcie 6 pins? wow didn't know it was that much of a beatly card. yeah, he's right, it's fine. you are good to go sir.
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A 560 Ti requires 2 pcie 6 pins? wow didn't know it was that much of a beatly card. yeah, he's right, it's fine. you are good to go sir.

lol o yea any new card in mid range needs x2 6 pins some need 8+6 pins as well but o well lol
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yes you are fine they do that for looks mostly you are fine its on a 12v rail useilly and they do it cause most cards take x2 6 pins
So you're saying that I can use both of the 6-Pins off of the same cord and be perfectly fine? As in picture #2.
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A 560 Ti requires 2 pcie 6 pins? wow didn't know it was that much of a beatly card. yeah, he's right, it's fine. you are good to go sir.
Yes, it takes two 6-pins. It's pretty power hungry, especially at the clocks I have it running at! wink.gif
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So you're saying that I can use both of the 6-Pins off of the same cord and be perfectly fine? As in picture #2.
Yes, it takes two 6-pins. It's pretty power hungry, especially at the clocks I have it running at! wink.gif


YES SIR! thumb.gif
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YES SIR! thumb.gif
+Rep for you! Thanks for the quick replies everyone! Looks like I get to redo some cable management tomorrow... rolleyes.gif
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Yeah its totally fine with it being fed from one cable with 2 6 pins
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+Rep for you! Thanks for the quick replies everyone! Looks like I get to redo some cable management tomorrow... rolleyes.gif

thanks ;p
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