Seasonic M12 and new geforce 580 GTX (cable problems)

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by lukx, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    Ok I got Seasonic M12 700W ... but it oryginaly came with 2x 6p pci-e cables.
    Now I'm planning on buying new assu gtx580 and it neews 2x 8p cables.
    My PSU has basically output for 2 6p cables so my question is do I have to buy new PSU also or for now I can buy some 6p to 8p cables and be fine with it? Or it's not advised?
    |Also where I can buy those cables if this kind of thing is possible?
     
  2. CarpeDiem99

    CarpeDiem99 Limp Gawd

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    Which specific Asus model are you looking at getting? Stock 580s require a 6pin and an 8 pin, so your power supply would be able to handle that using 2 x 6 pin to 8 pin cable, and 2 molex to 6 pin cable.

    edit: those cables are also provided with the card you buy so you don't need to buy them separately.
     
  3. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    I want to get ASUS MATRIX ROG 580GTX (it got 2x8p inputs).
     
  4. Zero82z

    Zero82z [H]ard as it Gets

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    Your best bet is to try and find some molex to 8-pin PCI-E or 6-pin PCI-E to 8-pin PCI-E adapters.
     
  5. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    Cool, thanks ! I'm glad I don't have to buy new PSU :)
     
  6. Zero82z

    Zero82z [H]ard as it Gets

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    Certainly not; your Seasonic is plenty for a system with a single GTX 580.