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My CX500 PSU has 6+2 PCI-E cable, but I need 1 8-Pin and 1 6-Pin

Does someone know if my CX500 PSU has a 6pin connector? Because it has 6+2 which I can use to make 8pin, but I would still need a 6 pin to power my GPU. It requires One 6Pin and one 8Pin. Unfortunately I cannot buy cables and plug them into my PSU, as I am stuck with the ones it has, but I am not sure if it has another 6Pin, since it is a prebuilt and haven't looked behind the motherboard.
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    The cx500 has 2x pcie connectors. A 6-pin and a 6+2-pin. It's buried somewhere. My concern is that together with the pcie slot you have a possible draw of 300w (150 + 75 +75), leaving 200w (or less) to power the rest of the system. I'd not push a high OC with that.
  2. tea urchin said:
    What you are asking indicates the cx 500 is not powerful enough for the graphics card.
    What gpu do you wish to use?

    GTX 970. My friend has the same CX500M while I have the CX500, and he has had no problems. I have asked before and was told that 500W is the least that it requires. My GTX 660 uses about the same power as the 970 so I should be fine. I just didn't know if my PSU had the right cables.
  3. Karadjgne said:
    The cx500 has 2x pcie connectors. A 6-pin and a 6+2-pin. It's buried somewhere. My concern is that together with the pcie slot you have a possible draw of 300w (150 + 75 +75), leaving 200w (or less) to power the rest of the system. I'd not push a high OC with that.


    Exactly what I wanted to know! Haha don't worry, I do not plan on overclocking the GPU, and my CPU is locked anyway :P
  4. Ok then, you'll be good with a 970 since that's only a 150w card on average, and most only use 2x 6-pin connectors, so we'll within tolerances even on a cx500. What separates a cx500 and a cxm500 is the capacitors on the secondaries. The CX uses cheap caps, the cxm uses Japanese caps, far superior quality.
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