8pin to 6pin pcie power connector

tjoepie

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Noob PSU question:

I was gonna get a PSU with 3x6pin and 3x8pin for my new rig :
http://www.thermaltake.com/product [...] /w0133.asp

This for SLI and one day maybe 3way SLI.

But now I see the new 9800GTX has 2x6pin and not 1x6pin and 1x8pin:
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7513.html

On the PSU site it says the 8 pin connectors are downward compatible but what does that mean?
The 8 pins won't fit over the 6pins of the gtx looking at the pic's.
There seems too much plastic in the way on the side to fit the 8pin with 2 pins unused.

Any idea's what to do or should I just get another PSU with 6x6pins?
I tought one with the 8pins option would be more futureproof?
 

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