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Can i power the evga gtx 980 ti classified using splitter?

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I have a Corsair ax1200i psu and is considering going for 2 x evga gtx 980 ti classified which each requires 2x8-pins to power.

Just to be safe and sure, can i buy a splitter like the one below and connect 1 end to my psu 8-pins outlet and then use the dual 8-pins to connect to the evga gtx 980 ti classified?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8252/cab-148/8-pin_PCI-E_to_2x_PCI-E_8pin_Y_cable.html?tl=g11c413s427&id=Aq8xriFM

If feasibe, is there anywhere i can get a better brand/quality splitter or is the one below sufficient to do the work?

Thanks.
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Your PSU has 6 x 6+2-pin PCI-E connectors.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Your PSU has 6 x PCI-E connectors.

Yup, correct. I used all and left with just 2 8-pins slots.

wondering if can i put in a splitter to get each cards powered from a 8-pins slot on my psu.
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Yup, correct. I used all and left with just 2 8-pins slots.

wondering if can i put in a splitter to get each cards powered from a 8-pins slot on my psu.

 

I don't know.

 

However, I don't understand. How did you use all of them up with only one video card? You should have 4 left.

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post #5 of 6
Official specs for 8-pin PCI-E power is rated at 150W so I would say no.
post #6 of 6
"Can i power the evga gtx 980 ti classified using splitter?"

No, not on GPUs

But you can probably use a splitter on whatever else you may have connected.
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