In my imaginary build, with my imaginary wallet, I have been looking at PSUs and Video cards, to see if the PSU can support the video card's power requirements.
Specifically, does this PSU (EVGA 650W Gold): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg0650gr
support this video card? (GTX 770 DC2OC-2GD5): http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5
According to the ASUS website (http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX770DC2OC2GD5/#specifications), the card requires "up to 300W additional 6+8 pin PCIe power".
From the picture of the back of the PSU, besides the MOBO and CPU connectors, I see four 8-pin connectors labeled VGA, two 6-pin connectors labelled PATA, and three 6 pin connectors labelled SATA.
1) Are these two compatible?
2) What is the meaning of the output of the PSU? Mainly are the outputs I've listed, supposed to correspond with the connectors? I can't understand how, since there are 8 outputs and 12 connectors.
3) What are each of the 3 types of connectors (VGA, PATA, SATA (I'm guessing for HDDs?) for?
4) Since there are only 3 SATA connectors, does that mean that I can have a max of 3 hard drives with this PSU?