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question about running 4 cards

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This is going to be for bitcoin mining and no gaming at all, just wanted to get that out there.

Cards will be undervolted also. Question was, the 4x5850 setup I had in mind requires 8 pcie 6pin plugs. Is it a bad idea to get a good solid 750-950w psu that has 6 of them and use the molex>pcie adapters? Or should I fork out the extra $150 for a way overkill psu?
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The cards don't care where the electricity comes from, just that there's enough of it.
Whatever costs the least and gets enough power to the cards would be the way to go.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Ah alright thanks. I just always remember hearing those adapters were a bad idea.

Edit: Does anyone know if I have to run them with crossfire bridges attached?
Edited by silverbullet134 - 4/6/13 at 9:08am
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