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PSU, Video Card and Molex question & concerns.

#1r3sonancePosted 8/21/2013 6:37:53 PM
I read somewhere that you shouldn't use molex cables on your video card is this true?

my gigabyte 760 came with one so....whats up with that?
http://www.msy.com.au/pimages/cable/4pinto6pin.jpg

I also heard that when you're SLIing you should avoid using the molex cables.

I read it up somewhere online, when they were reviewing SLI 760 GTX.. can't find the link atm.

Here's my PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

says it SLI ready..

Was it necessary for me to use the Molex cable? Or does my PSU have enough power pins to avoid using molex cables.

ATM i only have (1) 760 GTX but i plan to install another one in the future when its needed..


thanks
#2ThescyyPosted 8/21/2013 6:43:56 PM(edited)
You're fine, it has 4x 6+2 pci-e power connectors.
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#3Dillinger7311Posted 8/21/2013 6:44:54 PM
Thescyy posted...
You are fine, it has 4x 6+2 pci-e power connectors.


Yea just use 2x 6+2 pci-e power connectors. Dont worry about the garbage molex adapters that come with the 760.
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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 8/21/2013 6:45:54 PM
I think those adapters add resistance to the cables, something like that. Can't remember...
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#5r3sonance(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:48:55 PM
cool thanks for the quick response guys guess i gotta reinstall my video card then and NOT use MOLEX cables.
#6r3sonance(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:49:58 PM
actually do you guys/gals recommend me doing that now?

or can I just do that in the future whenever I install another 760 GTX??

thanks
#7Dillinger7311Posted 8/21/2013 6:58:11 PM
r3sonance posted...
actually do you guys/gals recommend me doing that now?

or can I just do that in the future whenever I install another 760 GTX??

thanks


I would do it now. Heres a pic of a 6+2, It should say PCI-E right on the connector, maybe not though.

http://i.imgur.com/0xUhYSr.jpg
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#8r3sonance(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 7:07:13 PM
thanks bro bean :)