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single molex to power a 9600 GT safe?

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i was going to build a second rig out of the spare parts ive collected from upgrading my main rig, but the PSU i would be using only has one molex plug. I would be using a 9600 GT and i was wondering if it would be safe to split the single molex into two and use an adapter to turn it into a 6-pin PCI-E plug for GPU.
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IF my reasoning is correct the molex could be thought of as a 4 pin...So I couldnt say for sure

Sorry, its not definitive. Free bump for justice!
    
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I wouldn't be worried about the adapters as much as I'd be worried about what exact PSU you're planning on using. If its a good quality PSU, then it'll be fine. If its junk...then throw it away and spend the few dollars to buy a proper replacement. CX430's are regularly around $30 USD or so. I'm sure in NZ you could find some decently cheap but solid units.
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Molex lines should be good for up to 60W (which is enough) but like pioneerisloud said if the PSU is crap there could be problems.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Molex lines should be good for up to 60W (which is enough) but like pioneerisloud said if the PSU is crap there could be problems.

Honestly, a 9600GT should work fine without the PCIe connector plugged in. They did make variants of it without them, but that doesn't mean all cards will react the same (I've had 9800GT's work without the 6 pin, but some that don't).

But again, it all fully depends on the quality of the PSU. Your idea will work fine in theory.
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