Installing Corsair CX500M Power Supply

My son and I are trying to build a gaming PC. I have a Corsair CX500M power supply, and a Geoforce GTX 650 video card. The video card has a 6 pin connector, which I assume should be connected to a 6 pin output from the power supply. But the only cable that has (2) 6-pin connectors has them too close together to reach the video card from the power supply.

One of the cables has an 8 pin on the end, with (2) 6+2 connectors . Can I use one of those?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. yes, 6+2 connectors are made so that they can support an 8 pin or 6 pin connection.
  2. Thank you so much. Fired it up, and am installing the operating system right now. Mods can mark this "solved."
  3. Actually I believe you mark it as solved, thats how it was whenever I stated a thread.
  4. Typolo said:
    Actually I believe you mark it as solved, thats how it was whenever I stated a thread.


    I have CX500 PSU, will it be able to power Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270x 4GB DDR5 DUAL-X OC? Getting it at a very good price. Also, want to know if my PSU can power two cards (Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270x + XFX AMD Radeon HD 7700) at the same time or not.

    1. My PSU is Corsair CX500.
    2. Processor is Intel i3 (Intel (R) Core (TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07 Ghz 3.06 Ghz).
    3. RAM two 2 GB DDR3 (total 4GB)
    4. GPU is XFX AMD Radeon HD 7700
    5. Operating system is Windows 7 64 bit
    6. The whole system is more than 3.5 years old.
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