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    Default PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Do I need a PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards?http://www.bleedinedge.com/guides/ps...select_02.html

    I have an Antec Truepower 430w power supply and I don't think it has a cable like that.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-908&depa=0

    I have a refurbished Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express video card on order but I'm thinking I might need an updated PSU or an extension for it. What do you guys think?
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...pe=Refurbished

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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    The only PCI-E 6600GT i know of that needs a power connector is the AOpen one. The card can draw all of its required power from the PCI-E slot

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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by sr4470
    The only PCI-E 6600GT i know of that needs a power connector is the AOpen one. The card can draw all of its required power from the PCI-E slot

    Thats good to know but whats the little tab for in the picture thats attached to this message then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    Thats good to know but whats the little tab for in the picture thats attached to this message then?
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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglee
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    And SLI is for what again?

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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    SLI - Scalable Link Interface. It is the ability to use a pair of PCI-E video boards but produce only a single output. http://www.nvidia.com/page/sli.html
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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    SLI - Scalable Link Interface. It is the ability to use a pair of PCI-E video boards but produce only a single output. http://www.nvidia.com/page/sli.html

    I'm guessing you'd need 2 PCI-express ports on your board to make that possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    I'm guessing you'd need 2 PCI-express ports on your board to make that possible.
    Yes you would be correct there and a SLI conector, but that comes with the board.
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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    Yes you would be correct there and a SLI conector, but that comes with the board.

    Do they have to be 2 of the exact same card?

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    Default Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Yes both card have to be identical or it will not work properly or at all.
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    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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