Power hook up to video card

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Trying to ensure I used the correct cables from my power supply to my video card.

On the video card itself is 2--6 pin slots!! With my power supply, there were NO 6 pin cables! What I have is 8 pin, BUT that 8 pin has 6 grouped together, with 2 off to the side, so one is able to plug them into the video card--and the 2 separate ones just hang to the side. Is this ok???

The video card did come with 2--6 pin cables, BUT they are far too short.

So would the set up I mentioned above be acceptable?? Or is it best to head to microcentre and get the correct 6 pin cables????

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    You probably just have one 6+2 pin adapter on your power supply; it's ok if the two hang off - there are cards that also use 8 pins.

    What you need is the Molex (4-pins horizontal) to 6-pin adapter (Most high end cards come with these - is that what came with your card?). Plug the 4-pin side into one of the power supply cables and the 6-pin end to the other 6 pin power slot on your graphics card. Your power supply is big enough to handle that card (easily), so you should be good to go!
  2. Cool!! As long as that 6+2 is fine, Im happy!!

    AND a huge thanks to this site, wife and I had our new computer build up in a few hours! thanks all.
  3. Best answer selected by flames9.
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