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Assassin2050
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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)

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Assassin2050
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Wait I think there are a Pair of 6 pin and 2 pin, so can I just use both of the 6 pins and let the 2 pins hanging some how....

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G41M
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Assassin2050, Hi!. Can you give the models of the PSU and GPU. Even better are the links where you would be getting those parts.

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Assassin2050
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G4IM Hi! I would but.....They're from new egg and I heard that...nvm il just give the links

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/P.....6817139028

GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/P.....6814130622

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

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raphoenix
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If Budget permits and you like Corsair, this one provides what you need plus is good for future and is standard.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/P.....6817139010

Product Specs
http://www.corsair.com/us/hx-s.....r-psu.html

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G41M
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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.

Power Supply Calculator.

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Assassin2050
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G41M so that PSU I linked you, is it able to use 2 seperate 6 pins? not 2 on 1 pair??

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Assassin2050
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Basicly with the PSU im showing, is it a yes or no for the GPU ;P

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raphoenix
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GPU
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

PSU
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.

Rick

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Assassin2050
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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

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G41M
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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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Assassin2050
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Okay! Then its settled, with that PSU u can use the seperate 6 pins from each of the both pairs on that gtx 570 :) CLOSED! Thx.

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Assassin2050
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Im going to start another post...Similar to this i just wanna check with the geeks about other things with the PSU if it has all the wires I need for the parts....

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