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First time builder: Confused on how to connect power to my GTX 770 card

Hello, first time PC builder here. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

My graphics card (GTX 770) requires two power connections- one is 6 pin and one is 8 pin.

My Corsair CX600M PSU is modular, but has two permanent cords attached to it: one is a large 2x12 bundle (obviously for the main MoBo power connector), and the other is a 2x4 which looks like it should be connected to the Mobo ATX 2x4 12v connector. This is correct, right?

The remaining modular slots on the PSU are as follows: One 4x2 (there is a label nearby, "6+2 PCI-E & 4+4 CPU) and three 3x2 (there is a label nearby, "Periphiral & SATA").

Several cords were included with the PSU, one is a 4x2 on one end and two 6+2 ends daisy chained on the other.

Question: How to power the graphics card?

Do I use this single 4x2 cord with the two daisy chained 6+2 ends? It will fit, but I am concerned as the amperage for both connectors on the card would then be coming from a single cable? It would seem to me to be cooler and safer to use two separate cables for each graphics power connector.

To do this, I could use the 4x2 slot on the PSU only to power the 4x2 input on the card and get a 2nd cord for the 3x2 input? If I do this, is it ok to use one of the 3x2 outputs on the PSU or are those only for "Peripheral & SATA"?
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  1. Best answer
    Use the 6+2 single daisy chain connector you will have no problems what so ever, it was designed like that.
  2. bluehowell said:
    Use the 6+2 single daisy chain connector you will have no problems what so ever, it was designed like that.


    Thank you, Bluehowell!
  3. No bother :)
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