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Do I have to use a cable with a splitter to run from my power supply to graphics card like the one shown in the image? Or can I run two seperate 6 pins from the PSU to the Graphics card? videocardcabled.jpg 69k .jpg file
post #2 of 7
depends on the graphics card.

BUT if it uses two 6 pin and not and 8 and 6 pin it will be fine. even using an 8/6 pin cable is ok for most - but there may be better OCing stability running two cables in that instance.

EDIT btw, you can put the image in your post:


since that looks like one of EVGA's 1K+ PSU cables - i'm not asking if the PSU can handle it. tongue.gif
Edited by looniam - 1/29/16 at 2:52pm
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Please embed any pictures instead as it will save everyone the trouble of having to click on a link.
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just did that for him thumb.gif
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post #5 of 7
As for the question in the OP you can do both.
Please fill out your system under your sig so we can see what you have.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Spazztastic View Post

Do I have to use a cable with a splitter to run from my power supply to graphics card like the one shown in the image? Or can I run two seperate 6 pins from the PSU to the Graphics card? videocardcabled.jpg 69k .jpg file

I always run separate power cables to my gpu's.
my GTX 980 takes 2 6 pin and my GTX 970 takes a 6 pin and an 8 pin, therefore I have a total of 4 separate power cables running to my gpu's.
so yes you can run separate 6 pin power cables if you want. I think separate power cables is best for not having any future power problems
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the fast response! You were right about the EVGA powersupply. 1300W definitey oversized currently but leaves plenty of room for upgrades later! I have AMD fx 8320 processor on a crosshair V formula-z motherboard with 2x dual-x R9280 sapphire gpu. First build, looking to go all out with cable sleeving and what not. Double sleeving is hard so I wanted to do two single 6 pin connectors instead of jumpering them like the factory one in the image.
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