Question Old PSU compatible with 2080ti

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I’ve trying to look for an answer but drawing a blank.

I have a 1200W CoolerMaster Silent Gold Pro from a PC back in 2013. And with my new build I just bought a EVGA RTX 2080ti FTW3 Ultra.

The Card requires two 8pin connectors (6+2 right?) and my question is do I take 2 of those cables and plug it in even though they both have an extra 6pin connector attached to the end?

Big noob here pls help
 

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I’ve trying to look for an answer but drawing a blank.

I have a 1200W CoolerMaster Silent Gold Pro from a PC back in 2013. And with my new build I just bought a EVGA RTX 2080ti FTW3 Ultra.

The Card requires two 8pin connectors (6+2 right?) and my question is do I take 2 of those cables and plug it in even though they both have an extra 6pin connector attached to the end?

Big noob here pls help
Whew, I was a little concerned when I saw "2080 Ti" and "old PSU," but this was one of the rare competently made Cooler Master PSUs of this era.

Don't worry about the extra six-pin connector. Lots of cables have connectors in which it's not envisioned that all the connectors will be used. And yes, 8-pin connectors are typically 6+2. It's done this way so that people aren't accidentally using the wrong pinout which is a risk in a solid 8-pin connection that's going to have 2 pins not go into a 6-pin connector.
 
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Dec 7, 2019
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Whew, I was a little concerned when I saw "2080 Ti" and "old PSU," but this was one of the rare competently made Cooler Master PSUs of this era.

Don't worry about the extra six-pin connector. Lots of cables have connectors in which it's not envisioned that all the connectors will be used. And yes, 8-pin connectors are typically 6+2. It's done this way so that people aren't accidentally using the wrong pinout which is a risk in a solid 8-pin connection that's going to have 2 pins not go into a 6-pin connector.
haha yeah trust me, I wouldn’t want to use something unless I thought there was a chance it could work, that answered my question though! Thanks!
 

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