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*Just another newbie requesting assistance with a PSU+GPU question*

XDestroyer
  • 75 months ago

So I am building my own gaming rig and I have the Antec BP550 Plus (4 12v1 ports and 1 12v3 port) and a Sapphire R9 270X. (Needs 2 6pin connectors) should I connect the GPU using the 12V1 port with molex connectors? And is it ok if I only plug it in to the psu with 1 port? (There are 2 molex connectors on 1 single connector) Sorry if I confused you, I can phrase it better if you want lol.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

the bp550 has 1 6pin and 1 6pin+2pin, so you dont need molex for your gpu

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the 6+2 pin for the CPU?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the 4 pin is usually for the cpu. But sometimes an 8 pin is used

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

like seth said the cpu only uses 8 or 4, in 4 pins each, not 6+2, the 6+2 is so if your gpu requires 6+8pin, but since some gpus like the 270x need 6+6 its a smarter psu design to just have a 6+2 if you need the 8 or 6

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a semi modular PSU. The mobo 24 pin power and the 6+2 connector is bundled together. Isn't the mobo power and cpu power always bundled together in a semi modular psu?

And If the 6+2 pin is for the GPU, then where is my CPU connector? I do not see a 4 pin or 8 pin connector anywhere. I am really confused right now haha.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh nvm I was mistaken. The psu has the 24 pin, 6+2 pin AND the 4+4 pin bundled together. Turns out I'm as blind as a bat haha.

So anyways, its safe to plug in the 6 pin and 6+2 pin connector to the GPU right?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

yes you plug both 6pins into your gpu, and just let the 2 pin be on the side

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for your help. I'm probaby annoying you now but I have one more question lol. When I plug in the 6 pin connector to my gpu, should I connect the other end to the 12v1 or 12v3 port in my psu? (sorry for all the questions)

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