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Need advice on hooking up my gfx card

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November 16, 2011 3:38:52 AM

Hey everybody,

I just recieved my new EVGA GTX 580 3GB today and am just about ready to hook it up so I can try it out on Skyrim.

I just have one concern regarding the PSU. Reading the installation instructions that came with the card, I have noticed that it requires both an 8-pin AND 6-pin PCI-E power connector on my PSU. Looking at the specs of my current PSU online I discover that it has a 6-pin and a 6+2-pin but no 8-pin.

Will the 6+2-pin connector do the same job as an 8-pin?

Thanks for any help, the community here have been very helpful in the past!

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November 16, 2011 3:41:36 AM

November 16, 2011 3:42:54 AM

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November 16, 2011 3:58:36 AM

It's the same way on most PSU's, there are rarely if any straight 8 pin PCIe connectors.
November 16, 2011 4:11:09 AM

Right. Cool. Thanks guys. Just waiting on this weather to clear then I'll get it done.

Very psyched right now!
November 16, 2011 4:35:12 AM

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