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2 x 6 pin PCIe power connector

I bought corsair CX500M power supply and a Gigabyte 270x graphics card. Now the problem is. Since the PSU is semi-modular it has 6 pin peripheral, 6+2 pin PCI-E, 6 pin SATA, and 4+4 CPU. Now, how can I connect my PSU to a graphics card with 2 x 6 pin?
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    You can use the six pin peripheral and the 6+2 pin. That will properly power the GPU. Hope this helps!
  2. That PSU comes with 2 x 6+2 PCIe power so none issue use both 6 pin parts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    There is no 6 pin peripheral only 4 pin and it is also called MOLEX.
  3. Here's what the "6+2" looks like:
    http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg

    Just use the 6 pins you need.
  4. Ok, but here are my cables: 8 pin (type 3) on one end (that end goes into PSU), and 2 x (6+2 (it sais PCI-E on the 6 pin) on the other end. And one with 6 pins that goes into PSU and 4 molex and 1 weird one (I think it's for floppy) on the other end, also the 2 of 2 molex to 1 x 6 pin that I've got with the graphics card
  5. You use the 2 x 6+2 and only plug in the 6 pin part leaving the 2 part out of the connector. The adapter that came with the card is of no use for you since you have the correct connectors on the PSU!
  6. So do I use both of those PCI-E 6 + 2 (without the 2) from one cable or do I wait for tomorrow to buy the correct cables
  7. Yes it is fine from the single cable, the PSU has a single +12 volt rail and the single cable can handle the power for both connectors.
  8. Where do you get the information from?
  9. The www but most of it is experience if you look up my profile you will see and I am currently running a HD7950 on a single PCIe power cable with two connectors from a OCZ ZS550watt PSU.
  10. So I'm about to use the cable that has 8 pins on the side that goes into PSU and 2 PCI-E off the other end and into my graphics card. If I got it wrong will it fry up my gpu or will it not work?
  11. I can not see how it can go wrong since the PSU side connector goes to the PSU and fits only one way and same applies to the other end!
  12. Ok, thanks, I hope I didn't piss you off that much
  13. Paleozoik said:
    Ok, thanks, I hope I didn't piss you off that much



    You are welcome, no worries I am used to helping people and it takes a lot to piss me off although it can get frustrating at times!
  14. Just wondering, sorry to revive old thread. But, what is the purpose of the two pin connector there? Is it meant to just be left hanging? :P
  15. CAaronD said:
    Just wondering, sorry to revive old thread. But, what is the purpose of the two pin connector there? Is it meant to just be left hanging? :P


    High end cards have 1 or 2 8 pin connectors and then the 2 pin is plugged in with the 6 pin making a 8 pin connection.
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