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Power supply does not have 2x PCIe connections

Last response: in Systems
November 8, 2012 9:37:52 PM

So I am in the process of building this machine: and just got all the pieces today. When looking at the graphics card installation instructions it says to use 2x 6pin PCIe cables to provide power and to not use a splitter but to use two separate cables. But when I look at what I have on that power supply it only came with a single PCIe cable although that cable does have a second connector that I can attach to another device.

If I just plug both plugs from the single cable into the graphics card will this be an issue?

Sorry for the seemingly basic question but I have been out of the PC game for awhile and graphics cards were not this complicated when I was doing my own builds 15 years ago.

Thanks guys!

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November 8, 2012 10:00:03 PM

I think that psu comes with a 6+2 and 6 pci-e connector. Just use both even if they look like they're on the same cable it'll work just fine.
November 8, 2012 10:01:45 PM

Best answer selected by jrf.
November 8, 2012 10:06:25 PM

Thanks for the confirmation!
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