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post #1 of 6
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Hi,

Im building a new computer and have a GTX 760 which has one 8 pin and one 6 pin connectors on the top of it. And I have a Corsair RM650 modular power supply.

Theres an 8pin cable (that plugs into the PSU) which splits into 6+2pins and 6+2pins as shown below:




My question is, do I just use this ONE cable for both connectors on the graphics card (6pin and 6+2pin) or do I need TWO of these separate cables coming from the PSU? Hope that makes sense! I dont want to give it double the voltage it needs and risk damaging it.

Thanks! thumb.gif
post #2 of 6
Plug 1 8pin and 1 6+2 into the gpu.

Edit: sorry didn't really look at the pic. plug the 8pin into the psu and the other 6+2 into the 8pin slot and the 6pin into the 6pin spot.
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post #3 of 6
Use one cable for both connectors. You will not fry anything if you use 2 cables, just better for cable management.
Edited by kifinas - 3/15/14 at 4:52pm
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post #4 of 6
You could go with one cable or two... whatever your prefer.. two won't "double" the voltage, and the card will just draw just the current it needs.

The reference 760 shows to have two 6 pin conectors... which card do you have?
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post #5 of 6
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Ok perfect thanks all!

One quick extra question; if I use two separate cables can I connect other components to it. For example use the 6pin in a TV Card then 6+2pin in the Graphics Card? Or does the graphics card require all the power from one cable?

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You could do either way, but I would use one cable for gpu and the other for your tv card.thumb.gif
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