[SOLVED] PSU cabling confusion about upcoming GPU upgrade

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Hi! Tech newbie here..
I finally decided I want to upgrade my GPU and leaned towards geting an used GTX 1080 ti.. Until I remembered about an [strike]little[/strike] issue of the pins..
Is it correct that I would be missing either 6 or 8 pcie pin for the GTX 1080 ti upgrade (since I've only got 6+2 and the 4+4 looks to be plugged in MBD)? I saw at least 2 unused IDE 4pins and some discussions about adapters..
Would feeding the GPU with the (2x molex => 6 pcie) adapter work or it would probably just cause issues for the system? :/

My current setup:
PSU: EPS-650W Energon (cable list https://www.inter-tech.de/en/products/psu/atx/eps-650)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660
SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102 2TB
RAM: Kingston 99U5474-026.A00LF 2x4GB
MBD: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V
 

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Good deal and a solid PSU:
http://luxnet.lv/electronic/datori-piederumi-aksesuari/datoru_komponentes_category/barosanas-bloki-pc-category/corsair-power-supply-cx650--650w--80-plus-bronze--135mm
CX650M
 
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Had a feeling that's coming.. What would be the entry PSU (specifics/models) for 1080 ti?
 

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https://www.expressshop.lv/lv/datortehnika/komponentes/barosanas-bloki/corsair-cx650-650-watt-power-supply-eu.htm?utm_source=salidzini_lv&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=salidzini_all_rw&utm_content=Baro%C5%A1anas%20bloki&utm_term=CORSAIR%20CX650%20650%20Watt%20Power%20Supply%20EU%20(CP-9020122-EU)&utm_source=salidzini&utm_medium=ad_item
Corsair CX650
 

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Good deal and a solid PSU:
http://luxnet.lv/electronic/datori-piederumi-aksesuari/datoru_komponentes_category/barosanas-bloki-pc-category/corsair-power-supply-cx650--650w--80-plus-bronze--135mm
CX650M
 

jankerson

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I wouldn't recommend anything less than a High Quality PSU for running a GTX 1080Ti and 650W.

Seasonic Focus Plus
EVGA G2 or G3
Corsair RMX

Anything less than the above and you put the new GPU at risk.
 
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I think that's a CX650 with a faulty picture of CX650M judging by the written model: CP-9020122-EU
I found this one - an actual CX650M http://oreol.lv/lv/shop/corsair-cx650m-semi-modular-atx-power-supply,-100-240v,-650w-detail.html
Thanks for the suggestion!

Btw, what do you think about the 100€+ PSU's (Seasonic Focus Plus, EVGA G2, Corsair RMX) mentioned here by others? Legitimately a defensive step of getting something "more stable" or them just being more mainstream and known?
 

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Excellent choice and good quality.

The others mentioned are a step up from the corsairs I linked.
The Corsairs I linked are really decent and a good value.
 

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In the PSU discussion thread...

Not a list, but just issues posted as time goes on.

Normally in gaming machines from what I have been seeing, what they aren't supposed to be used for.

Last one I saw took out a GPU, and yeah it was the new model CX550M.....

Just keep an eye out they will be there as time goes on I predicted this would happen as time went on.

I saw like 5 in less than a month BEFORE I started tracking them, that's when I stopped recommending them completely.

I don't believe they are really any better than the old ones, not really.

I do believe if people would stop putting them in gaming boxes it would be better.
 

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