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ATI 6870 Power issues

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Hi All....
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Wondering if you guys can help me...
I bought a new 6870 but my PSU only seems to have 1 of the 6pin connectors...can i run it with only one or should i upgrade to a bigger PSU?

Also what PSU ....I'm running a 500w at the moment.
was thinking of buying a 700w? after that it gets a bit expensive..

thanks all!!
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The card has to come with a pair of cables so you can connect 4 pin into 6 pin
    
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Nope...only cables is the crossfire goodie and a hdmi to the new small connector convertor...
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That can't be right, who makes the card? I have a sapphire and it came with two 4-pin molex to 4-pin PCI-E cables. But to answer your question, yes you need two 4-pin PCI-E power cables to power one Radeon HD 6870 graphics card.
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