I'm a little confused on how the power hooks up to the card.
My antec earthwatts 750w has a cable coming out that has a 6 pin and a 6 pin +2 pin. Do I hook these 2 up to the 5870 and leave the 2 pin hanging.
I guess I'm confused because some paperwork from the card said something about having 2 individual 6 pin connectors. This wire has 2 6 pin but on the same cable. Is this alright?
Mine is the Earthwatts 650w and it is exactly like yours. As other member said, some cards like the GTX295 requires that 6+2 cable. In your case, you will only use the 6-pin pair, plug those in your 5870 and leave that extra 2-pin hanging out.