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January 18, 2014 8:06:08 AM

Hello, I currently have a Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze. I just picked up my second EVGA GTX 760 Dual FTW 4GB. I've read that my PS has more then enough wattage but my problem is it only one 8 pin PCI cable. Can I just buy another 8 pin cable? or am I in need of a whole new PS?

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January 18, 2014 8:19:44 AM

Per the specs of your power supply, it should have come with two 6-Pin PCI-E and two 6+2-Pin PCI-E. Each EVGA GTX 760 Dual FTW 4GB card (that I'm finding) requires one 6-pin and one 6+2 pin (or 8-pin) PCI-E power cable. You should already have all the necessary cables.

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January 18, 2014 8:22:17 AM

Jjdhawg said:
Hello, I currently have a Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze. I just picked up my second EVGA GTX 760 Dual FTW 4GB. I've read that my PS has more then enough wattage but my problem is it only one 8 pin PCI cable. Can I just buy another 8 pin cable? or am I in need of a whole new PS?


Hi - That PSU includes 2 - 6pin pcie and 2 - 6+2(8)pin pcie connectors, more than enough to run 2 760's in
SLI. Check your cables, they came with the PSU.
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January 18, 2014 8:23:35 AM

I assure you, mine came with 1 6+2 and 3 6 sadly. But I guess based on what you've found, I should just be able to buy another 8 pin and use it?
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January 18, 2014 8:56:30 AM

So just to update, I've looked at the paperwork that came with it and you guys are right in what it should have came with. (Not that I doubted you but I wanted to be prepared when I called the shop I bought it at :p ) I called the shop I bought the PS at and told them about the mix up in the box and even though it wasn't their fault they gladly offered me a 6+2 pin cable free of charge. Thanks for the help :) 
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January 18, 2014 8:59:24 AM

Jjdhawg said:
So just to update, I've looked at the paperwork that came with it and you guys are right in what it should have came with. (Not that I doubted you but I wanted to be prepared when I called the shop I bought it at :p ) I called the shop I bought the PS at and told them about the mix up in the box and even though it wasn't their fault they gladly offered me a 6+2 pin cable free of charge. Thanks for the help :) 


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January 18, 2014 9:00:45 AM

That's something you should have brought up with Thermaltake when you first noticed the discrepancy. Regardless, based on the part number found on this page - TRX-750M, I would say that this is the cable you need.

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January 18, 2014 9:11:50 AM

Yeah I totally understand it was a thermaltake issue, I just want to hook up my new card now and not wait for their slow response. I called the shop looking to buy a cable if they had one available and after our conversation the guy just told me to come get one he had laying around, don't want to give the impression I blamed it on them and grossed them out or anything lol. :p 

P.S. thanks for the help :) 
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