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How to connect a 8 pin GPU to a 6 pin PSU?

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December 25, 2013 3:55:34 PM

Hi guys

I'm absolutely noob in this subject

I just got a R9 280x Sapphire (2 x 8 pin) and my PSU (recently bought) has one 6 pin cable and a second 6+2 pin.

What now??
December 25, 2013 4:17:41 PM

You will need to get a molex to 8 pin adapter. Check your gpu box - they are sometimes included.

Also, make sure your psu is up to the task with that gpu. If you don't have the required connectors "stock", you may not have enough grunt to run that card safely. I'm guessing you have the Toxic edition - the specs call for a 750w psu.
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December 25, 2013 4:21:45 PM

Luckily, 6+2 equals eight.

Not to be snarky, the, using both the two and the six on your GPU should work.
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December 25, 2013 4:27:11 PM

Straitis said:
Luckily, 6+2 equals eight.

Not to be snarky, the, using both the two and the six on your GPU should work.


The Toxic sapphire requires 2 8pin connectors.

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December 25, 2013 4:58:48 PM

unfortunately I CANT put pictures here... otherwise I'd show you my issues here

My GPU is the Vapor-X - it has 2x8 pin out
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December 26, 2013 5:08:56 AM

joaodjota said:
unfortunately I CANT put pictures here... otherwise I'd show you my issues here

My GPU is the Vapor-X - it has 2x8 pin out


Please see my original response:

You will need to get a molex to 8 pin adapter. Check your gpu box - they are sometimes included.

Also, make sure your psu is up to the task with that gpu. If you don't have the required connectors "stock", you may not have enough grunt to run that card safely. I'm guessing you have the Toxic edition - the specs call for a 750w psu.
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