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MatthewEn 07-07-15 12:35 PM

PSU suitability for upgrade
 
Apologies if this has been asked recently, I did my best to see if anyone had asked this, although didn't find anything here.

Hello all,

I have a 600W PSU which came with my case when I bought it; with 2x6pin outputs for PCI, the PSU also came with 2 cables which has 1x6+2pin + 1x6pin (I've attached pictures of both the PSU and cables for clarification).

http://i.imgur.com/9UyPr3R.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/id9U8ix.jpg

I am currently using the PSU to power my GTX 680 which requires 1x8pin and 1x6 pin. I'm looking to upgrade my GPU to a model which requires 2x8pin connectors, and requires a 600W PSU.

The issue I have is that the cables supplied with the PSU are not capable of powering the card on their own. Is there any way in which I can use this PSU to power the new GPU, through either buying alternative cables, or using both the PSU PCI outputs to power each of the 8pin connectors on the card.

Thanks in advance.

Matt

Thelosouvlakia 07-07-15 01:48 PM

Hmm if you can't buy a new PSU you should be able to find adaptors online.
2x6pin to 1x8pin

Ok ok some will say it's wonky, but hey! At least it isn't molex to 6pin...

MatthewEn 07-07-15 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia (Post 854319)
Hmm if you can't buy a new PSU you should be able to find adaptors online.
2x6pin to 1x8pin

Ok ok some will say it's wonky, but hey! At least it isn't molex to 6pin...

Thanks for the advice!

kiwi91 12-07-15 10:14 AM

It is Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 600 W, isn't it? That PSU should have 2x cables with one 8 pin and one 6 pin PCI-E connector.
You have one cable connected to your PSU and can't you just connect other cable on your PSU so you have another 8 pin available? Or I misunderstood you?


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