I'm having some major trouble putting my new PC together. I can admit that I'm not an expert, but it seems like I may not have enough power connections to hook up both my motherboard and my GPU. Here is what I'm trying to run:
Power supply: Cooler Master GX II 750w
Mother board: MSI Z87 XPower
GPU: GeForce GTX 680 Classified
I also have 2 Hard Drives, 1 SSD, and 2 Optical drives.
So far, I just can't tell if I have enough power cords coming from the power supply. If anyone can help, I also have a couple questions.
What is an ATX Power connector, and do I need to connect two 4 pin power cords, or will one 4 pin be enough? There are two 4 pins ports on my mobo (which, according to the manual, "allow you to connect an ATX power supply". I dont know what ATX is, andI don't know if both of the 4 pin ports need power. I can only seem to fit in a single 4 pin plug anyway.
My GPU requires two 4 pin power plugs, but it came with two adapters, each of which are 4 pin plugs that split into two 3 pin plugs. Does that mean that I need to plug in four 3 pin power cords into each, or will two single 3 pin cords convert/adapt into two 4 pin plugs? Hope that makes sense....
Lastly, do I need a different power supply as far as you can tell? Thanks for any help, greatly appreciated,