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GTX 460 with CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W

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!
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  1. 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.
  2. 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=N82E16812189120&cm_re=PCIe_power_adapter-_-12-189-120-_-Product

    With that adapter, the Corsair will provide plenty of power.
  3. Thank you very much everyone! I was worried I'd have to buy another PS.
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    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.
  5. 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.
  6. Sorry - I assumed the OP was correct and had one 6+2 cable. Thanks for the correction.
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