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Someone told me that my GPU needs two 8 pin connectors and the psu I selected has one. I know my psu only has one 8 pin connector, but does my gpu actually need 2? And if so, recommend one please?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zrLA
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  1. TigsSwigs said:
    Someone told me that my GPU needs two 8 pin connectors and the psu I selected has one. I know my psu only has one 8 pin connector, but does my gpu actually need 2? And if so, recommend one please?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zrLA

    That's not true, the 280x doesn't need two 8-pins, only one 6 and one 8 pin.
  2. So if it requires one 6 pin and one 8 pin, is my psu good? I checked and it doesn't say it has a 6 pin. Any recommendations?
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    TigsSwigs said:
    Someone told me that my GPU needs two 8 pin connectors and the psu I selected has one. I know my psu only has one 8 pin connector, but does my gpu actually need 2? And if so, recommend one please?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zrLA


    TigsSwigs said:
    So if it requires one 6 pin and one 8 pin, is my psu good? I checked and it doesn't say it has a 6 pin. Any recommendations?


    your psu comes with 2 6/8 pins, so i think you should be good.
  4. Ciatzo said:
    TigsSwigs said:
    Someone told me that my GPU needs two 8 pin connectors and the psu I selected has one. I know my psu only has one 8 pin connector, but does my gpu actually need 2? And if so, recommend one please?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zrLA

    That's not true, the 280x doesn't need two 8-pins, only one 6 and one 8 pin.


    Why don't you actually look at Sapphire's specifications for the SAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 280X 3GB GDDR5?

    It clearly states:

    • 2X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

    This is a non-reference design, factory overclocked card that can draw a lot more power than a reference design card.

    The graphics card itself will check if you have or haven't connected the appropriate PCI-E power connectors.

  5. ko888 said:
    Ciatzo said:
    TigsSwigs said:
    Someone told me that my GPU needs two 8 pin connectors and the psu I selected has one. I know my psu only has one 8 pin connector, but does my gpu actually need 2? And if so, recommend one please?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zrLA

    That's not true, the 280x doesn't need two 8-pins, only one 6 and one 8 pin.


    Why don't you actually look at Sapphire's specifications for the SAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 280X 3GB GDDR5?

    It clearly states:

    • 2X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

    This is a non-reference design, factory overclocked card that can draw a lot more power than a reference design card.

    The graphics card itself will check if you have or haven't connected the appropriate PCI-E power connectors.


    Sorry dude, didn't see it was the toxic model, you're right.
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