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hey guys just finishing up on putting my rig together and theres somethign im still not 100% sure on, let alone the best way to do it is, ive got the PCI-E 6 pin connecter going to the GTX but it has 2 plugs for power (for consistant power right?) and so it has adapters so you can turn the normal 4 pin power connecters into a 6 pin using 2 of the 4 pins. im just wondering what is better, use the 8 pin to 6 pin PCI-E adapter that came with my psu or use the adapter to make 2 4 pins into a 6 pin
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The adapter would be easier?
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Doesn't your PSU have dual PCI-E connectors?
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easier would be the 8pin to 6pin adapter, i just want to make sure thats the correct way to do it, that its not feeding it off the same rail or something and defeating the purpose of having 2 feeds
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Doesn't your PSU have dual PCI-E connectors?
the dual pci connecters consist of a 6 pin and an 8 pin that comes with an adapter, thats the best one to use?
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the dual pci connecters consist of a 6 pin and an 8 pin that comes with an adapter, thats the best one to use?
Is this your PSU?


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Features
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4 pin)
1 x 12V (P4)
1 x 12V (8pin)
8 x peripheral
6 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
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yes that is it, why is it too small?
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yes that is it, why is it too small?
No it's not, but the specs clearly state 2x PCI-E connectors.
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No it's not, but the specs clearly state 2x PCI-E connectors.
yes, well like i said it does have the 8 pin that comes with an adapter to 6 pin, i was just making sure that it was okay to power the card with both or if that was for dual card, the instructions for the adapter were leaning me that way. thanks for straightening that out for me
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Speaking of 8 pins, do you notice how noone has mentioned that nvidia, or maybe it was evga, since I have a evga8800gtx, that they designed it to have an 8 pin connector? If you look at the PCB you can see where they made one of the spots for a connector with 8 pins, maybe they knew they would get crap about it like ati did and went without it. I am wondering if this can be modified with an 8-pin connector as part of a volt mod.
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