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January 1, 2014 10:04:19 AM

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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January 1, 2014 10:07:50 AM

You can use the six pin peripheral and the 6+2 pin. That will properly power the GPU. Hope this helps!
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January 1, 2014 10:20:50 AM

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
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January 1, 2014 10:31:33 AM

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!
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January 1, 2014 10:34:30 AM

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
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
January 1, 2014 10:36:55 AM

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.
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January 1, 2014 10:39:03 AM

Where do you get the information from?
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January 1, 2014 10:45:16 AM

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.
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January 1, 2014 10:47:18 AM

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?
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
January 1, 2014 10:49:00 AM

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!
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January 1, 2014 10:53:56 AM

Ok, thanks, I hope I didn't piss you off that much


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a c 1362 U Graphics card
January 1, 2014 11:15:14 AM

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!
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