Hello G2G! I need to dust off my avatar/profile because I need some hardware help. If anyone from "back in the day" is around here still, you'll remember that I am VERY hardware stupid, so please be gentle on me!
I need cables, apparently. I have a new GTX 970 that when it was tried to be installed, I was told: "you need two 6pin PCIe cables that are 12" long" and that "both ends of the cables need to have the long plugs." Even with that simple explanation, I have ZERO idea what to order from Amazon!! I am willing to take photos of the inside of my machine if need be. I just need direct links to Amazon showing me EXACTLY what I need to order!
Just in case, here's some info about my computer. Also... my Daddy built this for me about a year ago, just before he died. (He was PoppyAl here on G2G). He did not leave any "extra" cables or anything lying around. My current GPU doesn't seem to plug in to the PSU directly, so there's no cables there that can be used. I guess I'd have to show photos so you'd see what I mean, since I don't know the right terms or how to explain.
I have as of now:
Ultra X4 1000 watt PSU
AMD FX-8350 38 °C
Vishera 32nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (8-8-8-20)
MSI 990FXA-GD65 (MS-7640) (CPU 1) 52 °C
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 61 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 ATA Device (SATA) 24 °C
223GB OCZ-VERTEX3 MI ATA Device (SSD)
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS95 ATA Device
HELP?? I just need to know what stinking cables to order so the current GPU can be swapped out for the new one. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!