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Offline Bill

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video card upgrade
« on: Oct 01, 2015, 09:19 AM »
I checked the extra cables supplied with my Antec PSU after looking again at the GTX 980 card.  The photo appears to show one 8 socket connector in scuzzy's new build, or is it really 2 four socket connectors?  I have an unused cable with one connector to the PSU with three 4 socket plugs as if to power adjacent HDs, but no 8 socket connector.  Does that mean to use some version of the GTX ( I'm thinking EVGA GTX 960) i will also need a new PSU?

I just looked at the specs. of my current card, a GTX  550 TI, and it requires a 6 socket connector, which I guess answers my question.  Dang, I hope this doesn't become necessary.
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2015, 10:28 AM by Bill »
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Re: video card upgrade
« Reply #1 on: Oct 01, 2015, 01:12 PM »
You're not really considering the $500+ GTX 980 card, are you? I'm guessing that's a typo.

My GTX 960 has an 8-socket connector. The original PSU cable on my build is a single 8-socket connector on the PSU end, and a dual 8-socket connector on the GPU end. I cut the second connector off of the cable as I will never have a second GPU card installed, and I did not want a connector just dangling around.

FWIW: My GTX 960 came with a power splitter, which converts a pair of 6-socket connectors to a single 8-socket.

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Re: video card upgrade
« Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2015, 01:30 PM »
No, the 980 was a typo.  But thanks for the information.  But even with the 960, I don't have a second 6-socket connector available to use the supplied converter.
I hope all this is academic, come on UPS, you're late!!
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Re: video card upgrade
« Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2015, 02:10 PM »
Let's hope it doesn't come to that. But in case it does, don't forget there are other GPU cards that will get by with a 6-socket connector.

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Re: video card upgrade
« Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2015, 02:14 PM »
Good thought, I just happen to like EVGA and am presently using a GTX variety.  Guess, if necessary, I can go shopping for something else.

Turns out there is an EVGA GTX 950 with the 6-pin format.   At least its there to be explored.
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2015, 02:31 PM by Bill »
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