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Cheapest video card compatible with my build and PSU?

SenorG_

39 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/4FpL9W

This is my current set up, in the market for the best card for < $150. Don't know much and wanted something compatible with my PSU since it only has 4 PCI-e connector slots that have 10 pins each? Anyone that could help would be great please D:

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Does't that PSU have 2x PCI-Express 6+2-Pin connectors?

You can hook up any GPU with 1x6, 1x8, 1x6 + 1x8, 2x8... no problem

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/QWbkcf/evga-video-card-02gp42958kr

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

@Splatterlord

https://s12.postimg.org/et4yaiofh/14409316_1191185794274785_309019251_n.jpg

As I said, I don't know much. Just counted the 10 holes on the connectors, figured it was 10 pins? Don't really understand the whole +2 and everything when it comes to the connectors D:

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

the 10 pins (actually holes) are on your PSU BOX.

There is a cable that has 10 pins on the one end (to go into the box), and on the other end it has 8 pins. The 8 pins are seperated into a 6-pin block and a 2 pin block

Upper row, fourth picture: https://www.overclockersonline.com/images/articles/antec/neopower650wblue/connectors.jpg

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool, I wasn't sure if it was safe for my system to use a cable like that. Not sure how the power is distributed and was worried about over/underloading the GPU and messing something up. Thanks for the clarification!

So if I want to connect to a GPU that has one 8-pin and one 6-pin connector on it, I'd need a single cable that supports both, or just one cable each?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It is only one cable for a 6 pin or 8 pin GPU. The cable has 10 pins on the one side and on the other side it has 8 pins. The 8 pins are split in to a 6-pin and a 2-pin.

If the GPU only need 6 pins you just put the 6 pin connector in. If the GPU need 8 pins, you put in th 2-pin connectore first, and then the 6-pin. The 2-pin has a nozzle which will be held down by the 6-pin.

Also you can't plug them in wrong, because some plugs are square and outher have rounded corners.

However, if you get a GPU with 2x6 pin , 1x8pin + 1x6pin or 2x8pin, you will need 2 power cables.

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