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Randon_Guy 4 months ago

My 1060 arrived today which needs a 6 PCI cable.

Shouldn't there have been one in the box?

This is the link to the card.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-6gt-oc-v1-6gb-gddr5-vr-ready-graphics-card-1280-core-1544mhz-gpu-1759mhz-boost

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Gilroar 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

The cable is from your power supply.

If your power supply doesn't have the needed cable you should probably replace it.

Randon_Guy submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Cheers, Ive got the cables out the loft.

Just assumed that there would be one in the box (theres a folded section the box that looks like it would be where the cable would go)

Was just worried that I'd been sent a card someone had previously returned.

Rin_Itoh 2 points 4 months ago

Some GPU's will include an adapter for something like 2x SATA power to 1x 6-pin PCIe. Other than that your PSU should come with the correct cable. The reason they won't include one in the box is that the PSU cables can be wired differently from unit to unit. By this I mean that the position of the 5v positive wire might be in a different spot. If you send 12v on a lane that is built for 5v, it is going to be a VERY bad time. On the opposite end if you send 3v on a 5v then the card won't be getting enough power to function.

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