Question Does my Thermaltake Smartpower 650W PSU has 2x8 pin for running 2 GPUs at the same time?

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Hi,

The only thing that I want to know is that if it has 2x8 pin cable or not. It's full name is Thermaltake Smartpower 80PLUS 650W.
Update: Just found a writing and it says: "24 Pin x 1 CPU 4+4 Pin x 1 PCI-e 6+2 Pin x 2 SATA x 6 4 Pin Peripheral x 4 4 Pin Floppy x 1". So, can I run 2 Nvidia GPUs at the same time?
 
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1080s are way expensive than 3070s right now, there are 2 choices for me and looks like I will get 1060S.
Right now 1060S is like $480 and 2060 is $610, I think I should definitely get 1060S in this case.
 
You do realise that you won’t be able to SLi those cards and that SLi support is not that good anymore.

Also while 650w is enough that’s a really mediocre psu, you might be pushing your luck running 2 cards for any purpose.
 
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You do realise that you won’t be able to SLi those cards and that SLi support is not that good anymore.

Also while 650w is enough that’s a really mediocre psu, you might be pushing your luck running 2 cards for any purpose.
I am aware of everything you mentioned, thanks for writing tho. If I prefer to get a new quality PSU, I won't be able to get a new GPU. So I always decided to continue with the same one. Some people said that PSU is also going to damage my components, what is the posibility?
 

DSzymborski

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I am aware of everything you mentioned, thanks for writing tho. If I prefer to get a new quality PSU, I won't be able to get a new GPU. So I always decided to continue with the same one. Some people said that PSU is also going to damage my components, what is the posibility?
"If I prefer to get car insurance, I won't be able to get a sports car."
"If I prefer to repair the gas leak in my kitchen, I won't be able to get a skylight."

This PSU isn't even a particularly good choice to power a GPU.

The important stuff comes before the fun stuff. It's your money, so you're free to not go that way, but your plan here is a very poor idea.
 
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Then I will have to sell my 1060 for a new PSU. Until that, I am able to run 2 GPUs with that PSU right? Just want to be clear. If it has enough cables...
 
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You really shouldn't unless you want to run the risk of becoming, very suddenly, the owner of 0 GPUs.
I was thinking like I need a better GPU because 1060 doesn't satisfy me anymore. When I get a new GPU, I would start mining with my 1060. While I am doing my staff with the newer one, 1060 would work for mining at the same time. The only thing that I am worried about if it has enough cables to run 2 GPUs or not.
 

DSzymborski

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I was thinking like I need a better GPU because 1060 doesn't satisfy me anymore. When I get a new GPU, I would start mining with my 1060. While I am doing my staff with the newer one, 1060 would work for mining at the same time. The only thing that I am worried about if it has enough cables to run 2 GPUs or not.
That's the problem; that you're not worrying about this. This PSU isn't really safe enough to run one expensive GPU. To run two simultaneously is just utter madness.
 

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