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I'm asking because i'm deciding between these two PSU's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-044-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817815010

I'm probably gonna SLI 560 ti's so i'll be fine with either 650w or 700w, but i've heard great things about the antec but it only has 2x6+2 pci-e pins vs the other psu having 2x6 and 2x6+2 pins so SLI'ing would be easier. So if i got the antec i'd have to rely on molex connectors and it only has 5 and i need 4 to get the 2 other 6 pin power connectors for the second card...so i'd only be able to have 1 for whatever else they're used for, which is why i ask the question in the thread
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Fan Controllers. Legacy hard drives/CD Drives. Some Soundcards(Molex to floppy eg xonar dx). Motherboards that need the extra power for OC.
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Fan Controllers. Legacy hard drives/CD Drives. Some Soundcards(Molex to floppy eg xonar dx). Motherboards that need the extra power for OC.
so in the long run when i do have two 560 ti's do you think it's an ideal thing to do just to have 1 molex adapter left?
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no graphic card should be using molex connectors you should be using the 6pins
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no graphic card should be using molex connectors you should be using the 6pins
...well if you don't have enough 6 pins to SLI, like for the antec psu it only has 2 which is fine for one card, but when you add another you need another 2 that it doesn't have which is when you use molex to 6 pin adapters like this..

http://www.pchelpwebshop.co.uk/image...to_6pin%29.jpg
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i know but they aren't recommended at all they're ment to be used as a temporary solution until you get a new power supply
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Don't touch that Xigmatek Unit, it's based on the HEC/Cougar CMX build, but the actual build quality (namely soldering and component choice) is poor. Performance also does not justify the price.

Are you in the US and what's your budget for a PSU?
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Don't touch that Xigmatek Unit, it's based on the HEC/Cougar CMX build, but the actual build quality (namely soldering and component choice) is poor. Performance also does not justify the price.

Are you in the US and what's your budget for a PSU?
anything 80 and below if possible before rebate, and yes I'm in the US. Also 650w and up preferably.
Edited by venomblade - 6/17/11 at 2:51pm
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plug your cathodes into dem molex
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Just got a 700w OCZ Modular PSU for like 40 bucks after rebate on newegg.. im in the US.
    
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