hey guys, iam a bit confussed about 6+2 pcie connectors , i explain myself:
today i received my new gpu zotac gf gtx 580 amp so i started with my new pc build , when i arrived to the gpu part i was in a trouble, results that it has 1 pcie 6 pin connector and 1 pcie 8 pin connector so i connected 6 pin pcie from psu to the gpu and another 6 pin pcie from psu to a dual 6 pin to 8 pin pcie adapter connector that zotac brings in package, leaving 1 ot the two 6 pin adapter connector alone. So after being four hours asking me that something was trumping im coming here to ask you guys if im doing right or i should connect a 6+2 pcie together to form a 8 pin connector?
yes i know im very newbie about building pc's lol and sry for that sucky english, im working hard to get better at it
You don't need the adapter for your system.
Your card has a 6 pin and an 8 pin header.
Your PSU has 4x6+2 pin cables, so one 6 pin cable goes in the 6 pin header. And one 6+2 pin (making 8 pins) goes in the card's 8 pin header.
Your english is good enough, the fact that you try is what matters.