I'm thinking of getting parts to build my first PC And not sure of some things..The gpu has two 6 pin connecters beside each other (so total 12) and the PSU says: PCI-Express Connecter: 2 x 6 + 2 Pin?? I aint sure about that...so 2 of 6 pins what about that + 2? (sorry im a noob just trying to figure stuff out XD)
(Solved) - PSU And GPU work together? :O(13 posts)
G4IM Hi! I would but.....They're from new egg and I heard that...nvm il just give the links
Extra: Is the PSU good for 1 Motherboard, 1 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 DVD/CD Burner, and pretty much it including the 2x6 pin conecters for the GPU. So is everything good or should I get another power supply for what parts i'm going to get. O_o
As for the connectors, the 8 pin (6+2) on newer models of PSU's is backward compatible with 6 pin PCIe graphics cards. It allows either a 6-pin card or an 8-pin card to be connected by using two separate connectors - one with 6 pins and another with 2 pins in a single module. You can also use the power cables that come with the graphics card and connect them to the peripheral connectors of the PSU.
Minimum of a 550 power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 38 Amps.)
Two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles
Output+3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@46A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
PCI-Express Connectors 2 x 6+2-Pin
Will work together.
Really only need one PCI-E Connector from PSU to Video Card but have two so is Fine.
Raphoenix, im sorry but im still slightly confused...So with that PSU with the seperate 6+2 pairs I can just leave the two 2 pins hanging and just use the seperate two 6pins? Im a big noob in this stuff haha
The specs of the PSU says PCI-Express Connector - 2 x 6+2-pin. so, yes you can connect and use the 6 pin connectors since the GPU has only 6 pin (the 2 pins are not used).
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