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Xps 720 only has 6 pin connectors. Need 8 pin connector for gtx 580.

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May 8, 2012 4:28:55 AM


Hi, my xps 720 was recently packing 2 gtx 460s running sli until the main card just crapped itself barely a year old. I am considering upgrading to a single card and have my sights on a gtx 580 from gigabyte.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3684#ov

I noticed it requires a single 8 pin connector but my xps 720 has 4 6 pin connectors and i noticed that gigabyte doesnt supply 6 pin to 8 pin converters. Was wondering if just getting a normal converter like this would suffice?
http://www.avadirect.com/images/item...PCIE8PPCIE.jpg

Hope u guys can help recommend what card i should get otherwise that might better suit my rig. Do not want to have to change my power supply. Getting my pc ready for diablo 3.
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May 8, 2012 5:07:22 AM

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$429.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $409.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless there is a specific reason why you want tp go with Gigabyte then you can go with the Evga card which does come with the two 6 pin connector to one 8 pin connector adaptor that you need. Here are some adaptors to look at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
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