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AnsweredInstalling my GTX 1060 Connector Issue

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2017/07/17 04:41:50 (permalink)
Hello everyone,
 
 This is my first post here, as I just bought a new graphics card - GTX 1060 SSC.
 
So my case is this (I know almost nothing about graphics cards etc., so don't laugh):
My old GTX 650 was using a 6pin connector and obviously my PC has it. Now, the new one requires a 8pin connector which came in the box. So on one end of the cable there is the male 8pin connector and the other end a dual female 6pin connector. I have a Cooler Master k280 case with 500W PSU. The only cable that goes out of it (which I can use for the card) is the old 6pin connector which of course I could connect to the dual 6pin, but I don't think that this will work properly, since the other female 6pin won't be used.
 
So can I find an adapter for this and will it be able to run with my new GPU without causing issues?
Do I need to buy a new PSU?
 
Thanks,
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Re: Installing my GTX 1060 Connector Issue 2017/07/17 09:07:29 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Hyperbolized 2017/07/17 12:03:25
Welcome to the forums! What model PSU do you have? You can use the included 8 to dual 6 pin adapter. but you would need two 6 pins to power the card. the 8 pin PCIe plug is rated to 150w of power draw and a 6 pin is only 75w, so both are required for the card to function.
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Re: Installing my GTX 1060 Connector Issue 2017/07/17 10:14:56 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Hyperbolized 2017/07/17 13:58:51
Honestly I would recommend getting a power supply with the correct connections.  You can adapt them and it will be for the most part ok, but is it worth a possible problem with a nice new video card?  Or possibly not enough amps from the rail or rails to properly power the video card. 
 
I'd get a new power supply just so you know it can handle it.  I recommend EVGA, SeaSonic and Corsair for brands.  I've used them all and I prefer EVGA and SeaSonic over the rest out there.

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Re: Installing my GTX 1060 Connector Issue 2017/07/17 14:12:00 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums! What model PSU do you have? You can use the included 8 to dual 6 pin adapter. but you would need two 6 pins to power the card. the 8 pin PCIe plug is rated to 150w of power draw and a 6 pin is only 75w, so both are required for the card to function.




I know only that it came with the Cooler Master K280 and it is 500W. I have also a picture of it: 
 
Mindless_Rage
Honestly I would recommend getting a power supply with the correct connections.  You can adapt them and it will be for the most part ok, but is it worth a possible problem with a nice new video card?  Or possibly not enough amps from the rail or rails to properly power the video card. 
 
I'd get a new power supply just so you know it can handle it.  I recommend EVGA, SeaSonic and Corsair for brands.  I've used them all and I prefer EVGA and SeaSonic over the rest out there.




 
You both think that I could harm my GPU if I try only with an adapter? Maybe I will have to buy a new PSU.
Because I hear a lot of different opinions, half are saying it won't, and the other that it will harm it.
post edited by Hyperbolized - 2017/07/17 14:15:15
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Re: Installing my GTX 1060 Connector Issue 2017/07/17 14:35:12 (permalink)
http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/extreme/extreme-power-plus-500w/
Looks like that unit only has the single six pin.
Your options are as follows, connect the second 6 pin with a dual molex adapter, shown HERE, not recommended as the two adapter solution may not work long term.
Replace the PSU with a unit that has a single 6+2 PCIe power connector so that no adapters are needed. All the EVGA units would work, our two 500w models are linked HERE.
Or to return the card and get a GTX 1060 that only requires a single 6 pin PCIe power plug, the single fan models have only a single six pin and the SC model is linked HERE.
post edited by EVGATech_RayH - 2017/07/17 14:37:33
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Re: Installing my GTX 1060 Connector Issue 2017/07/17 20:40:10 (permalink)
soz for sticking my beak in,
 
in days if old when men where bold these worked a treat but you can pick them up cheaper but it'll give you an idea
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15-Pin-SATA-Male-to-8-Pin-6-2-Pin-PCI-Express-Female-Video-Card-Power-Adapter-/152435658453?epid=1480147859&hash=item237ddf8ed5:g:ljQAAOSw3v5YoavS
 
but tbh maybe time to dust off the old wallet and pickup a https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=10&family=Power+Supplies&chipset=750+Watts
 
cheap as chips  
 
post edited by baconinabun - 2017/07/17 20:42:40
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