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OK, home stretch. But now I'm stuck installing the graphics card

#1DigitalIncisionPosted 2/13/2014 10:01:17 PM
I have an EVGA GTX-770 and a Corsair CX600M power supply. As far as I can tell, I have only one cord that plugs into my graphics card, but two ports. The only way I can connect to the power supply is via a long adapter cable ... I think. Here's what I have below:

Card: http://img.imgcake.com/card1jpgyt.jpg
Cable 1 (Came w/ card: http://img.imgcake.com/cab1jpgba.jpg
Cable 2 (Came w/ card: http://img.imgcake.com/cab2jpgur.jpg
Both of those: http://img.imgcake.com/cab3jpged.jpg
Monstrosity that came with PSU: http://img.imgcake.com/cable1jpgha.jpg
Monstrosity that came with PSU: http://img.imgcake.com/cable2jpguv.jpg

OK. Do both of those ports on the card have to be used, or just one? The one on the right with eight pins looks like it should work with Cable 2, but it will not go in all the way/stay in. I also have nothing to connect to the opposite end of Cable 2.

Cable 1 does fit into the six-pin slot on the GPU. Cable 3, the monstrosity, can connect to my PSU and the other ends of the six-pin can connect to the monstrosity. Is that all I need, or do I need both? Please note the way that the monstrosity plugs into the PSU -- it's a 6-pin.

I'm really, really, really new at this. Please help.
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#2Ep1taph303Posted 2/13/2014 10:05:20 PM
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#3Ep1taph303Posted 2/13/2014 10:05:47 PM
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#4aak57Posted 2/13/2014 10:08:30 PM(edited)
Do you have all the cables that came with the PSU? Some of them will have "PCI-E" labeled on them, and they should be 6-pin connectors with an extra 2 pins hanging off. They are separate from the Molex connectors (the wide 4-pin things part of the "monstrosity"). Those are what you want to use and yes, you have to use both ports on the card.
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#5DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 10:07:29 PM
oh wait there's also this from my PSU

which is two six-pins with a little two-pin that lines up with it, and the other side goes into my PSU

http://img.imgcake.com/dscablejpgaq.jpg

Are the little slots with two-extra what's needed? can I take the six+2 and plug that into the eight, and then plug the other six into the six, and leave the 2 hanging, and plug into my PSU?
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#6DigitalIncision(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 10:08:04 PM
aak57 posted...
Do you have all the cables that came with the PSU? Some of them will have "PCI-E" labeled on them, and they should be 6-pin connectors with an extra 2 pins hanging off. Those are what you want to use and yes, you have to use both ports on the card.


OK yes I have found that now. So I use the six+2 for the eight, then the six on the six and leave the other 2 hanging?
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#7aak57Posted 2/13/2014 10:08:45 PM
DigitalIncision posted...
aak57 posted...
Do you have all the cables that came with the PSU? Some of them will have "PCI-E" labeled on them, and they should be 6-pin connectors with an extra 2 pins hanging off. Those are what you want to use and yes, you have to use both ports on the card.


OK yes I have found that now. So I use the six+2 for the eight, then the six on the six and leave the other 2 hanging?

Correct.
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