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Molex to 8-Pin Adapter?

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Hello.

I've got a 1000W X3 PSU and it doesn't have any 8-pin ports for my video card. I just got a GTX480 that was on sale and it requires both a 6 & 8 pin connector.

I had wrongfully assumed my PSU had the 8 pin. So...Will a regular molex adapter work in this instance? Any suggestions? Found this on Amazon and I think it'll do the trick but I just want to make sure. Tia


Actually after checking my power supply, I need female connectors, so this one won't work, but its the basic idea. *sigh
Edited by ForumViewer - 10/25/11 at 3:16pm
 
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post #2 of 5
Cant see any one's that are female they are all male?

all my molex's are female so why arnt yours?
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Cant see any one's that are female they are all male?

all my molex's are female so why arnt yours?


Here's what they look like (this is a newer X3 than what I have).
 
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post #4 of 5
You will need to get something like this :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816133040

A female to female molex cable
post #5 of 5
Weird.. my PCI-E are 12 pin on the PSU.

I don't want to misinform you since I'm no expert but are the molex connectors rated for a GPU??
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