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What cable do i need to power my graphics card and where do i plug it in on the motherboard

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Question by:davy999
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by:EvilKnievel
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Hi,
that depends on your videocard, but mostly you need to connect one or two 6-pin pci-e connectors. They should come from your pc's power supply. If there are no pci-e connectors coming from the power supply, you can always go for molex->pci-e adapters or sata-pci-e.
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As already stated by EvilKnievel, you need a PCI-e connector. To clarify:

It looks similar to this - with or without the extra two pins on the side:
PCI-e connector
In the unlikely event that you don't have one on your PSU you need something like this:
http://www.advancetec.co.uk/25cm-atfx-pci-express-power-cable-adaptor-4-pin-male-molex-to-6-pin-female.html

adaptor
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by:davy999
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This is the grapics card       MSI GeForce® GTX 760 2GB Gaming

This motherboard
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790FX-GD70(MS-7577) (CPU1)

would they be compatible

Thanks Davy
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The video card:
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N760-TF-2GD5.html#specification
Interface - PCI Express x16 3.0

The motherboard:
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/790FX-GD70.html#/?div=Detail

Slots

• 2 PCI Express x16 slots(PCI_E1 & PCI_E4) support up to PCIE 2.0 x16 speed (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• 2 PCI Express x16 slots(PCI_E3 & PCI_E5) support up to PCIE 2.0 x8 speed  (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• When 4 PCI Express x16 slots are all installed, the PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange form x16/ x0/ x16/ x0 to x8/ x8/ x8/ x8
• 1 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
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by:nobus
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i would first calculate if your PS can handle the needed power : http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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