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Can I use a SATA to 6-pin adapter for another GPU?

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February 20, 2012 4:15:29 PM

PSU: 700w XION XON

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

GPU:

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


I just bought the PSU because it said it supported SLI and wanted to leave doors open... only came with 2 6-pins though. My bad. I should have looked at it little closer.

Now that I'm ready to try 2 GPUs, I don't have the connectors. Can I use one of these things and work it all out?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-inch-SATA-15-Pin-Male-6-Pin-P...

I'd appreciate a quick response because I'm about to press the fire button.

This seems important but it's like reading Greek for me:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/cantstandya/PSUi...

I expect no less than one response to have a newegg link to a Corsair PSU.

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Anonymous
February 20, 2012 4:19:47 PM

yes you can just make sure all connections are properly connected and that all upgraded components are set to go.
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February 20, 2012 4:22:14 PM

Hi there, welcome to the forums.
First, I would be very cautious about putting two GTX 560 Ti's on that PSU. It's not 80+ certified , and can only deliver 550w on the 12v lines, which are the important ones.

Basically if you are going to run a pair of 560 Ti's, you need to change your PSU. There's a reason it only came with 2-6pin connectors, because that's all it can really support.
While you may not want to hear it, you should get a better PSU before you add a second 560 Ti in. You have a combined 50a on the 12v rail, but it's a multi rail system on a low quality PSU. I suggest you read this article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306437-28-single-rail...
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February 20, 2012 4:32:20 PM

striker410 said:
Hi there, welcome to the forums.
First, I would be very cautious about putting two GTX 560 Ti's on that PSU. It's not 80+ certified , and can only deliver 550w on the 12v lines, which are the important ones.

Basically if you are going to run a pair of 560 Ti's, you need to change your PSU. There's a reason it only came with 2-6pin connectors, because that's all it can really support.
While you may not want to hear it, you should get a better PSU before you add a second 560 Ti in. You have a combined 50a on the 12v rail, but it's a multi rail system on a low quality PSU. I suggest you read this article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306437-28-single-rail...


Truth hurts.

I'll probably still try it and burn down the house though.
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February 20, 2012 4:32:36 PM

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February 20, 2012 4:35:29 PM

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