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GTX 460 with CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W

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November 5, 2010 8:33:33 PM

Does anyone know if the MSI GTX 460 and the Corsair 520HX modular PS will work together? I read that the GTX 460 needs 2x 6-pin connectors. I also read the Corsair doesn't have such connectors. However, on the Corsair site, it lists the PS coming with a PCI-E 6+2 pin. I'm fairly confused. Thanks!
a c 639 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 8:41:03 PM

You are fine. The HX series from Corsair is their Professional series and is probably the best power supply on the market. The 6+2 pin is exactly that, a 6 pin cable with another small 2 pin cable attached to it. It is used for 8 pin connections. If you only need a 6 pin connection, the smaller 2 pin wire separates and pulls out of the way.
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November 5, 2010 8:59:19 PM

Correct: One 6+2 pin connector is different than 2 x 6-pin connectors. A 6+2 pin connector means the plug will separate to power either a 6- or an 8-pin plug.

You will need an adapter to provide the second 6-pin plug, like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that adapter, the Corsair will provide plenty of power.
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November 5, 2010 9:06:46 PM

Thank you very much everyone! I was worried I'd have to buy another PS.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 9:25:15 PM

The Corsair 520HX is an SLi/X-fire capable unit and as such comes with two 6+2 pin leads, so no extra leads need to be bought.
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November 5, 2010 9:47:58 PM

The PSU is modular, and they give you a bunch of different cable types. You only have to use the ones you need. Mine actually came with a really cool velvet-like drawstring sack to keep your extra cables and accessories in.
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November 5, 2010 10:07:48 PM

Sorry - I assumed the OP was correct and had one 6+2 cable. Thanks for the correction.

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November 13, 2010 3:21:48 AM

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November 13, 2010 3:37:09 AM

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