GPU POWER

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Maximum PC - - BASICS BUILD GUIDE -

SOME GRAPH­ICS CARDS need ad­di­tional power, be­cause al­though they draw power di­rectly from the PCIe slot they’re placed into, the higher-end cards de­mand more juice to run cor­rectly. Don’t worry if you for­get, and you power on the sys­tem without it, be­cause you’ll re­ceive a mes­sage on boot telling you to power down the ma­chine and plug in the ad­di­tional ca­bles. PCIe power ca­bles are usu­ally la­beled, and come as a daisy-chained plug. In our build, how­ever, our card doesn’t need any ad­di­tional power. So, for us, it’s sim­ply a mat­ter of ty­ing the ca­bles up, and putting them some­where out of the way in the bot­tom of the chas­sis. Once this is done, you sim­ply reat­tach all the pan­els you re­moved in step one, which are safely stored in your chas­sis box, and you’re good to go.

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