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Hi, i new to the whole PC gaming scene so im sorry if i sound like an idiot.

i want to use the GTX 460 however it need 2x6-pin connectors, when i look for a PSU it says it only has 1 6-Pin connector, what do i do? is there a wire i can plug or something? please help i do not understand what i need.

oh and do you need a specific psu for a motherbaord .etc?
Edited by Xtremexx - 7/17/11 at 9:19am
    
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What PSU's have you been looking at? Anyhow, must have misread the info or something possible? I'm sure the PSU has more than one 6-pin connector - as anything else would seem strange.
     
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You could just get this.
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You could just get this.
so that switches it to 2 pci e 6-pin conections, ok maybe
    
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What PSU's have you been looking at? Anyhow, must have misread the info or something possible? I'm sure the PSU has more than one 6-pin connector - as anything else would seem strange.
i was looking at something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alpine-600W-Qu...ht_1616wt_1132
    
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post #7 of 35
PSu arent compatible/incompatible with parts (usually) so dont worry about getting an AMD/Intel certified PSU. And as fro the 6 pin just use a molex to 6 pin adapter and plug that into your card.
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what are molex ports normally used for?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtremexx View Post
i was looking at something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alpine-600W-Qu...ht_1616wt_1132
please do not get this unless you want your pc to go up in flames.
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what are molex ports normally used for?
molex is for fans, HDD, DVD drives, basically EVERYTHING can be run off a molex, if you have enough of them. But i wouldnt get that PSU if i were you. It looks too good to be true and the seller might kno somthing you dont.
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