Cant figure out if my power supply has enough pins

The power supply i have came with the build from cyberpowerpc it is an ATNG model ATM-600FB. Its a 600W supply. I have a gtx 1060 gigabyte Xtreme, it currently uses a 6+2 to power it. Im looking to upgrade to the gtx 1080 gigabyte Xtreme but when i looked at the specs it requires an 8+8 pin to power it. I tried looking at the PSU manufacturers website but it wouldnt tell me anything about how power connector pins it has, I see there is an extra 6 pin unused but i dont see the +2 for it which i would need for the 1080

Where can I find the info about my PSU to know if have 2, 6+2 pin? Do some PSU only have a 6+2 and a 6 or is there another +2 hiding somewhere?
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  1. that1guy02007 said:
    The power supply i have came with the build from cyberpowerpc it is an ATNG model ATM-600FB. Its a 600W supply. I have a gtx 1060 gigabyte Xtreme, it currently uses a 6+2 to power it. Im looking to upgrade to the gtx 1080 gigabyte Xtreme but when i looked at the specs it requires an 8+8 pin to power it. I tried looking at the PSU manufacturers website but it wouldnt tell me anything about how power connector pins it has, I see there is an extra 6 pin unused but i dont see the +2 for it which i would need for the 1080

    Where can I find the info about my PSU to know if have 2, 6+2 pin? Do some PSU only have a 6+2 and a 6 or is there another +2 hiding somewhere?


    it should have dual 6+2 yes

    I would not trust that psu though


    I would upgrade it on principle before risking a 1080
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  2. that1guy02007 said:
    The power supply i have came with the build from cyberpowerpc it is an ATNG model ATM-600FB. Its a 600W supply. I have a gtx 1060 gigabyte Xtreme, it currently uses a 6+2 to power it. Im looking to upgrade to the gtx 1080 gigabyte Xtreme but when i looked at the specs it requires an 8+8 pin to power it. I tried looking at the PSU manufacturers website but it wouldnt tell me anything about how power connector pins it has, I see there is an extra 6 pin unused but i dont see the +2 for it which i would need for the 1080

    Where can I find the info about my PSU to know if have 2, 6+2 pin? Do some PSU only have a 6+2 and a 6 or is there another +2 hiding somewhere?


    The best connector for this PSU is from your hand to the garbage can. Helping someone connect a $600 GPU to a shoddy, junk PSU isn't something I can ethically assist with.
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  3. I've seen PSUs with a 6+2 pin(ie an 8) and a 6 pin. I don't know why they'd do that, except to be cheap, but they do it sometimes.

    Last I saw, the 1080 costs around $500. Why would anyone want to power a card like that with a sketchy power supply? One of life's mysteries.
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  4. dontlistentome said:
    I've seen PSUs with a 6+2 pin(ie an 8) and a 6 pin. I don't know why they'd do that, except to be cheap, but they do it sometimes.

    Last I saw, the 1080 costs around $500. Why would anyone want to power a card like that with a sketchy power supply? One of life's mysteries.


    so it's just a cheap PSU then, i guess that now begs the question, would i need to up the watts at all if i upgrade to a 1080. According to the cooler master PSU caclulator my PC only needs 450 minimum with the 1060 or the 1080. Whats the rule of thumb when buying a PSU, the PSU should be 3x the wattage of what your components need combined?

    i7 6700 (with generic liquid cooler)
    1TB Sata 7.2 HDD
    x4 120mm fans
    Gigabyte 1060 6GB GPU
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  5. that1guy02007 said:
    dontlistentome said:
    I've seen PSUs with a 6+2 pin(ie an 8) and a 6 pin. I don't know why they'd do that, except to be cheap, but they do it sometimes.

    Last I saw, the 1080 costs around $500. Why would anyone want to power a card like that with a sketchy power supply? One of life's mysteries.


    so it's just a cheap PSU then, i guess that now begs the question, would i need to up the watts at all if i upgrade to a 1080. According to the cooler master PSU caclulator my PC only needs 450 minimum with the 1060 or the 1080. Whats the rule of thumb when buying a PSU, the PSU should be 3x the wattage of what your components need combined?

    i7 6700 (with generic liquid cooler)
    1TB Sata 7.2 HDD
    x4 120mm fans
    Gigabyte 1060 6GB GPU



    No, the problem isn't the wattage, it's the overall quality of the power supply.
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  6. Spend a little bit of time checking this out: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    Compare prices and specs in Tier 1.
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  7. No, the problem isn't the wattage, it's the overall quality of the power supply.

    From what i've heard/read a 80+ Gold 600 can run a 1080 with a 7700k with 4 fans and liquid cooling
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  8. that1guy02007 said:



    No, the problem isn't the wattage, it's the overall quality of the power supply.

    From what i've heard/read a 80+ Gold 600 can run a 1080 with a 7700k with 4 fans and liquid cooling



    First off, Gold is simply a measure of power efficiency from wall, not a measure of the quality of the PSU. A Yugo gets more miles to the gallon than a Ferrari.

    Second, an ATM-600FB from ATNG isn't a Gold supply anyway, it's rated Standard.
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