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EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2GB Power Cable

So I bought this graphics card used, and realized too late that I don't have a power cable that can connect to it, so it's effectively useless. The merchant I bought it from won't give me one, so I have to go and buy one myself. Problem is, I don't know what kind of cable it uses.
My computer is a Cybertron Borg-Q http://www.cybertronpc.com/customkititems~kc~gm4213a~group~home~cat~gamers.htm with an MSI AM3 V X16 2D3 M16 GL R MATX motherboard and an LSP 550W ATX power supply.
I'm 95% certain it can, but just to make sure, this configuration can run the GTX 960 SSC, right? Secondly, what kind of power cable does this graphics card use, and will it work with my power supply?
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  1. Graphic Cards use PCIE cables from the power supply and you need one made for that specific PSU if it supports one.

    With a very low quality PSU like that one I'd replace it before running the card.
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  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Graphic Cards use PCIE cables from the power supply and you need one made for that specific PSU if it supports one.

    With a very low quality PSU like that one I'd replace it before running the card.


    1. What kind of PCIE cable does this graphics card require? I know there are 8-pins and 6-pins, but it's my understanding that only a certain pattern of 8-pin will work.
    2. What PSU do you recommend? (I have a small budget)
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  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $26.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-03 13:49 EDT-0400
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    From what I've seen, that card requires an 8 pin pci-ex connector. So if your power supply has an 8 pin, or a 6+2 pin, you're good. Otherwise you'll need to buy a power supply with at least one 6+2 pin pci-ex connector.

    The power supply you have now is low quality but it would still work as long as it has the connector.
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  5. dontlistentome said:
    From what I've seen, that card requires an 8 pin pci-ex connector. So if your power supply has an 8 pin, or a 6+2 pin, you're good. Otherwise you'll need to buy a power supply with at least one 6+2 pin pci-ex connector.

    The power supply you have now is low quality but it would still work as long as it has the connector.


    I believe it does have an 8 pin. So to buy that connector, should I just search "8 pin pci-ex" or do you think I'd need to be more specific?
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