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Question about the 6+2 pin PCIE power cable

Hi guys,

So I've been building my new computer for the first time and my GTX560 TI requires 2 pcie power cables to be connected. When I bought my PSU, Rosewill Hive 650W, it only came with 1 PCI express and it fitted perfectly into my graphic cards 6pin slot and PSU's8 pin slot.

Here is the picture of the PCIE 6+2 pin cable that came with my PSU.
- the 6+2 pin went into my gtx560 ti only using 6 pins and the 8pin went into my PSU

Now I want to buy a second piece but I'm not sure what to get... I've had experience with a 6pin not even going into the GPU's slot....

These two molexs came with the GPU but it doesn't fit anywhere..... so I have no clue what to do with it

If I wanted the same thing as the one in my PSU packet which one do I get?


What is the portion that goes into the PSU called? What is the portion that goes in the GPU called?

Does the shapes (square & weird shaped hexagon) matter? The one I have and the ones in the newegg picture have different patterns.


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  1. ct1615 said:
    you need to connect newegg/rosewill. the hive 650 comes with two PCI-E power cables and you are the first to only receive one cable with the PSU. they will second you the second cable. for the time being you can hook up the adapter that comes with the video card to your molex PSU cables and run that power cable to the video card.

    the 6 pin from the molex doesn't fit into my graphic card or PSU hole. It goes in half way and then its stuck. Or am I suppose to do it some other way?
  2. ct1615 said:
    i just want to make sure we are on the same page.

    1) you installed the molex modular cables to the PSU?

    2) you then took the video card adapter (most likely male molex) and attached them to the female molex cables coming from your PSU?

    3) you then took the vidoe card adapter PCI-E power end (6-pin) and it only goes half way into your video card?

    Firstly, thanks for helping me ct615.

    I'm new to building computers so I don't understand most of these terms. The 6 pin molex I got with my GPU isn't connected since it only goes half way through my GPU. I'll show you a picture since thats the best way I can explain it.

    ATM, the GPU is only connected to the PSU's pcie

    The adapter that came with GPU doesn't even go in the GPU. It only goes in half way and there seems to be something blocking it.

    What did you mean by molex modular, male molex, and female molex?

  3. Best answer
    check to see that nothing is blocking the adapter from going in. perhaps one of the metal casings got stuck or is loose.
  4. Best answer selected by Pilly_99.
  5. yup, that was the issue, I had a friend come in and fix it for me.

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