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Connect PSU to GPU, 2 pcie cables, 6pin connector hanging

Hello,

I need to connect a gtx980ti with my PSU. My PSU has 2x8pin pcie slots, the gpu requires 2x8pin connectors.

My PSU shipped with 2 cables in the following configuration:
8pin connector-->one 6pin & one 6+2 pin connectors (the 8pin splits into 2 connectors, all male).

Can I connect PSU with GPU with these two cables? Resulting set up would be:
- 8pin on PSU side, 6+2 on gpu side, 6pin connector hanging
-same for the other gpu slot. 8pin on psu, 6+2 on gpu, second 6pin hanging.

I am having trouble finding simple 8pin-->8pin pcie cables in my currrent location.

Thank you!
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    Why would you not use the 2 on the same lead? Since one cable comes with 2 slots for a GPU, why not use it? It is not a problem unless you are doing some extreme overclocking. And it is okay to do it in the above configure too. You can leave them hanging.
  2. Ryan_78 said:
    Why would you not use the 2 on the same lead? Since one cable comes with 2 slots for a GPU, why not use it? It is not a problem unless you are doing some extreme overclocking. And it is okay to do it in the above configure too. You can leave them hanging.


    Thank you for the quick answer! I dont think I can use the same lead.

    Each of the cables has 2x8pin connectors total (1x8pin and 1x6+2. The remaining one is just 6pin, no +2). I need a total of 3 8pin connectors: one for psu and 2 on the gpu. Hope that makes sense.

    Will try with the 2 cables and report back.
  3. A psu is designed for flexibility to attach various 6 and 8 pin pcie connectors.
    It matters not if those connectors are on the same or different cables.
    The psu power comes from one main source and can be distributed in many flexible ways.
    Exactly what make/model is your psu?

    I think you are referring to a modular psu where one end of the cable goes into the psu, and the other end into the gpu.
    Two gpu connectors on the same cable is no issue.
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