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I just rmad a 9800gtx+ and got back a gtx260. My power supply is a ocz stealth xtream 700watt. It only has 2 6/8pin connectors. So how would i connect it? 1 6/4pin on each card and one molex 6pin connector. or 1 card with 2 6pin and the other with 4pin/6pin connector.
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Yes, your PSU is more than enough for running 2x GTX 260 (I am running 2x 4870 with the same PSU). You have to use molex to PCIe 6-pin power connectors though for the second card, but apart from that, there shouldn't be an issue.

Here is what you need (you will need 2)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-PCI-E-6-pin-t...item4cef5a20e5

OR

You can get 2 of these (I have 2 of these personally)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-018-_-Product

Either will work, I would suggest the splitter personally (although a little more money), but the molex to 6-pin will work just the same.
     
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I got a couple of those pins laying around. Dose any one know if it will take any power away? Cause those pins are only have 5 power connectors.
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post
I got a couple of those pins laying around. Dose any one know if it will take any power away? Cause those pins are only have 5 power connectors.
That pin doesn't do anything anyways.


EDIT: Also, on an 8-pin, the added 2 pins are ground wires...
     
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Ah cool nice to know +rep
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