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PCIe Adapters, yes or no -- Your opinions

Poll Results: Do you have issues with using PCIe adapter cables?

 
  • 47% (10)
    Yes, I refuse to use adapter cables, the PSU must have the connections native
  • 9% (2)
    No, but I require my adapters to be of the highest quality
  • 23% (5)
    No, I'm fine with adapters as long as they're of at least decent quality
  • 19% (4)
    I really don't care either way
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Do you require every power supply you buy to have the exact number of PCIe connectors you need or more, or are you fine using molex/SATA/whatever->PCIe adapters?
post #2 of 8
Personally, I'd like to have atleast four 6+2's

However I've never had any issue with molex to PCIe.
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post #3 of 8
Only ever broken this rule on PSU's I've chopped cables on. Otherwise, refuse to use all the way!
post #4 of 8
I will buy a new PSU if I end up needing more connectors, instead of using adapters.
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post #5 of 8
Live by the rule: if the connectors are not there, chances are it can't power it.
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post #6 of 8
I don't really care, but I suppose I'm a bit odd. As long as it works, I'm good to go. My cable management (or the lack of) looks awful, but temps are fine so it works for me.
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post #7 of 8
Temporarily using an adapter to power my 460. Both of my psu's only came with one 6+2 PCI-E connector.

Even have a 120mm fan running off a SATA connector using this.

But it's almost upgrade time so it's whatever for me at this point.

Forgot to post my vote:
Quote:
No, but I require my adapters to be of the highest quality

Edited by crashdummy35 - 10/24/11 at 6:09pm
 
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
Live by the rule: if the connectors are not there, chances are it can't power it.
You know I gotta respect what you want to do and your gut feeling, but say hello to the Corsair TX650 (all of them; 2), Antec Earthwatts original and Green 650W (2), OCZ ZS and ZT 650W (2), Rosewill Hive 650W (2), Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W (2), OCZ StealthXStream II 500W (1), Antec Neo Eco 450C (1), XFX Core Edition V2 450W (1), and so on.

Many common power supplies can handle more than their connectors suggest. That's why those adapters exist. But yes a lot of trash units that are overrated, can't do so.
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