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PCI-e: Not sure how to connect graphics card to power supply

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November 5, 2013 7:05:04 PM

I have just purchased an EVGA GeForce GTX 680. I plugged it into the PCIe slot and now need to connect to power, but I have a small problem.

The card comes with an 8-pin splitter that connects to two points on the card. The PCIe power cable from my supply looks as though it can be 6-pin OR 8-pin, depending on the needs. I first want to confirm that I am right in my evaluation and secondly identify how to connect this to the 8-pin adapter. I have included pictures of both the cable from the power supply and the adapter to connect this to the card.




a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2013 7:07:16 PM

what power supply do you have??

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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2013 7:11:04 PM
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You just need two of these, that is 2x(6+2 pins)
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2013 7:13:08 PM


Thats a wierd splitter? Never seen on like that. But yes the pcie power cable in the first picture can be used as a 6 or 8 pin and the other two pins can only lock in one way. You shouldnt need that other piece if your power supply has two 8 pin pcie connectors. Just force them in there they can only go in one way
November 5, 2013 7:29:28 PM

Thanks for the help. I did not realise there was only one way to do it, but that photo is a heck of a lot clearer than real life. They should make them that big in the first place :p 

My power supply has room for two 8-pins, but only one is currently in the system. Guess I will need to pick up an extra cable, but that is easily done.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2013 7:30:43 PM

ElricOfGrans said:
Thanks for the help. I did not realise there was only one way to do it, but that photo is a heck of a lot clearer than real life. They should make them that big in the first place :p 

My power supply has room for two 8-pins, but only one is currently in the system. Guess I will need to pick up an extra cable, but that is easily done.


Glad to help!

Good luck :) 
November 5, 2013 8:09:11 PM

I just want come clarification that I am looking at the right thing. Is this:
http://www.centrecom.com.au/bitfenix-sleeved-8-pin-vga-...
what I need to run from my power supply to the video card via the PCIe socket in said power supply (a SeaSonic)?

If not, would the correct cable be called a PCIe Power Cable rather than VGA?
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