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December 26, 2011 5:59:01 PM

So I got the GTX 560ti, and when I opened the case, I discovered that it actually requires more power from the PSU. Apparently I need special cables coming from the PSU to go into the card, but I don't see any extra cables. The card came with two cables that fit the card and have odd white connectors with 4 holes on each end, two per cable. Anyways, the problem is I can't find the two cables from my PSU that I need to hook into my graphics card. I asked if I had a good enough power supply for this card beforehand, but I will say again that it is 500w. My other thread was here:

So, could anyone tell me what the problem is? Do I need a new PSU or do I just not have the right cables?

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a c 255 U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 6:33:27 PM

The adaptors that came with the video card should work , your power supply should have two cables that will plug into the ands of the adaptor and the single end with 6 holes will go into the video card. You have to look for a matching connector for those white connectors with 4 holes(called molex connectors).
a c 255 U Graphics card
December 26, 2011 6:42:17 PM

You may want to consider getting a new psu , 750w would be good in case you decide to get another 560Ti for SLI.

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$104.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $89.99

Any of the above would be a good choice if you have plans on picking up another 560Ti , if you don't then you can go with a 650w of the same brands.
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January 7, 2012 2:36:43 PM

I don't plan on buying a new power supply, since the other thread said I would not need one if I am just running this card alone. I won't be buying a new card either. Anyways, the connectors that came with the card have the part that goes into the gfx card at one end, and two (molex?) on the other. Which means I would need 4 cables? I only have two free connectors in my case. Also, the card does not fit into the place where my main GFX used to be, so I had to put it in the next one over. Yet it does not seem to recognize it and start the computer when I do that.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2012 3:18:14 PM

(if not overclocking) you need a 500w psu with a minimum of 30A reading on 12v rail (combined) for this setup, check rating of your psu

check your psu for 4 pin power connector in which you can use the adapter which you have got with 560ti
January 7, 2012 7:07:13 PM

Alright turns out I found the cables, so thanks for the help!
January 7, 2012 7:08:05 PM

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