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unrealmaniak

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MSI GTX 760 HAWK - 6 to 8 pin usage
« on: 04-September-13, 10:06:27 »

Hello,
I have a question, I haven`t found answer in no review of this GPU. GPU needs 2x8pin PSU input, however there are 6 to 8 pin reductions in package. I would like to ask, whether it is safe to use this reduction. I have PSU Enermax NAXN 80+ 500W (Model ENP500AWT) which has 1x6+2pin and 1x6pin connector - so I would use following: 1x8pin(6+2) and 1x6pin(reduced to 8pin). 
Thank you for answer,
Peter
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« Reply #1 on: 04-September-13, 10:31:17 »

hi, i have my hawk connected to one 6pin+2pin connector and one 6pin connector with reduction to 8pin. It works perfectly well.
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« Reply #2 on: 04-September-13, 21:50:55 »

Worked just fine here as well, in combination with a Corsair 650HX PSU that only has 6pin cables (Maybe they'll make off the shelf 8pin ones I can buy eventually - *crosses fingers*)
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« Reply #3 on: 05-September-13, 13:58:35 »

hi, i have my hawk connected to one 6pin+2pin connector and one 6pin connector with reduction to 8pin. It works perfectly well.
If I may ask you - what PSU are you using? I have only 500W enermax - I think it should be suciffient, bud who knows :)

I have recived an answer from MSI tech support which confused me a little bit:

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Dear sir/madam
Thanks for contacting MSI technical support.
Regarding your concern, i think you should change other PUS, N760 HAWK need 400W.you can use this link to calculator the power supply  ...msi.com/service/power-supply-calculator/

problem is, that nVidia gtx7xx-series GPUs are not included in mentioned calculator :-/ and information that N760 HAWK itself needs 400W  :shocked_anim: sounds for me a little bit overestimated...

thanks for help
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« Reply #4 on: 05-September-13, 20:57:33 »

A system with a GTX760 requires 30A on +12v and a 500W PSU minimum. Overclocked cards like GTX760 Hawk will require a slightly more powerful psu. The support answer is rubbish. Neither the card alone requires 400W nor is a 400W psu sufficient for a system using a N760 Hawk.
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