PSU Cable: one 6-pin PCIe out of PSU, splits into two 6+2 pin PCIe outputs?
I'm currently running a Corsair HX650 Advanced High Performance PSU. I'll be upgrading my equipment soon (including the PSU), but I've still got a question regarding this unit.
My GTX 780 (EVGA Classified one) has just arrived, and I'd like to give it a test run. It requires two 8-pin PCIe connectors. My PSU only has 6+2 pin connectors available, but I've read those should work just fine.
I've currently got 2 output slots for 6-pin PCIe cables available on the PSU. Both those cables, if used, split into two 6+2 pin connectors.
My question is:
Can I use a single cable to power the GPU (thus using one PSU output slot, one cable and the 2 6+2 pin connectors at the end of that single cable
Do I have to use the two sperate outputs on my PSU, run two cables and use one 6+2 pin connector on each cable to provide plenty of power to my GPU?
Honestly, PSU technicalities isn't my strong suit, so I rely on you guys to provide some advice If only one cable can do the job, that's the route I'd go obviously, cable managment wise.
As always, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Yes you can use a single cable, it is a single +12 volt rail PSU and the cable can handle the amperage.
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Thanks! Less cable clutter is always nice
I have got the same question but about the R9 290, cause i have been having some problems and power beeing wrongly delivered to the card could be it. rolli59 can you answer me? You seem to know about this.
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