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The GTS 250 i have uses 1 pci-e 6pin dont think a low card whould need a 8 pin confused.gif
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Ok, this is confusing. On one site, it says 2x molex, on another it says 2x pci-e...
post #13 of 19
Just plug a normal 6pin into the 8pin slot, the only difference is two grounding wires. 6pin is thereotically capable of delivering the same wattage as an 8pin.

And for the GTS250 it doesn't the power of an 8pin anyway, a 6pin will do you fine.
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Just plug a normal 6pin into the 8pin slot, the only difference is two grounding wires. 6pin is thereotically capable of delivering the same wattage as an 8pin.

And for the GTS250 it doesn't the power of an 8pin anyway, a 6pin will do you fine.
no, 6 pin is limited to 1/2 of 8 pin wattage
    
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post #15 of 19
I've always felt that if a PSU doesn't offer the connections you need its probably not up to the task. I know that using the molex to pcie connectors is ok but personally I want a PSU that is designed out of the box to power whatever I am connecting to it...
post #16 of 19
4 molex -> 2 6-pin pci-e -> 8-pin pci-e
=
ugly bundle of cables.
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post #17 of 19
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no, 6 pin is limited to 1/2 of 8 pin wattage
Read what I said.
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I owned 2 Zotac 250 AMP! Edition cards that each used a single 8pin PCIe for power. They have pretty nice overclocking headroom which is why I imagine they went with the 8pin.

The ones I had came with a 2 PCIe to 1 8pin PCIe adapter. Works like the molex adapter but instead takes 2 normal 6Pins to make the 8pin for the card.
 
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
I owned 2 Zotac 250 AMP! Edition cards that each used a single 8pin PCIe for power. They have pretty nice overclocking headroom which is why I imagine they went with the 8pin.

The ones I had came with a 2 PCIe to 1 8pin PCIe adapter. Works like the molex adapter but instead takes 2 normal 6Pins to make the 8pin for the card.
Great news then because I have 2 PCI-e connectors which would probably save a lot of room.
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