I recently purchased an MSi r5770 Hawk graphics card. being a noob at all of this, the question I have is this. There's a 6 pin connector on the end of the card. Is this for the 6 pin from my power supply instead of powering it through the mainboard, or do I hook a 6 pin to both? I'm using a Corsair TX750 supply and running it through an MSI Xpower board. Chipset of an I7 - 950 processor
It connects directly and only to the power supply. That PSU should most definitely have a 6-pin adapter (probably many). Place the card in the slot until it snaps, plug in the power cable, and you're good to go.