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January 12, 2014 10:07:19 AM

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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January 12, 2014 10:11:30 AM

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.
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January 12, 2014 10:21:58 AM

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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January 12, 2014 10:28:12 AM

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.


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January 12, 2014 10:29:25 AM

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.

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January 12, 2014 11:37:02 AM

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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