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haha...i'm a dummy, i know.

I have a GT430 and since doing my case mod, it just looks pathetically small in there.

Im planning on buying a beefier card soon, but a while back, when cable management wasn't my thing, i cut off the 6 pin cables from my PSU figuring i wouldn't upgrade any time soon. It's the PSU in my sig rig.

now, can i use one or two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201004

to power a new card? If not, i'll spring for a new modular PSU, but i'd like to see what i can do with only a couple 4 pin molex connectors to work with. Also, are there any good GeForce cards with only 1 6pin power connecter? i noticed the Radeon 6850 only has one, but i'd like to stick with Nvidia.

Thanks for any advice!

Chris
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post #2 of 31
Most cards come with an adapter for powering the card off 4 pin molex plugs.
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post #3 of 31
You really ruined the value of your PSU with that move.
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post #4 of 31
Wait, why the hell would you defile an expensive PSU like that? Its easier ti just tie them up in a knot and stuff them somewhere.

GTX 450 if you want to stay nvidia.
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The most powerfull nVidia card right now that's out there with only one 6-pin power connector, is The GTX 550 Ti, which actually is quite a good card which in term of performance is placed right between the GTS 450 and the GTX 460 . I own a Zotac version of 550Ti and I've had it overclocked to 1025 mhz on the core and 2400 mhz on the memory. Quite a bugger smile.gif.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14566533 
You really ruined the value of your PSU with that move.

haha...dude, i have successfully voided every single warranty i had with my build. i built it specifically to mod it all. a $90 psu isn't gonna keep me up at night. i was just curious if i could power a psu with only molex plugs. sounds like i can, so i'm good. but thanks for your concern!

i'll check out the 550 ti for sure, and thanks for the input all!
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Just remember that you need two *dedicated* molex strands per 6-pin adapter.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brettjv;14570689 
Just remember that you need two *dedicated* molex strands per 6-pin adapter.

noted. just looking at the gtx 550ti, noticing the adapter has 2-molex connections. thanks for confirming that Brett.smile.gif
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post #9 of 31
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here's a question though...can i run a 4 pin molex splitter from one molex making it 2, and THEN hook up the GPU adapter?
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post #10 of 31
I used Molex to PCI connectors to power my GTS 450 and a GTX 470 no problems. However I just use the cables now since I found them chillin' behind my mobo. xD
 
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