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Modding a 1U Powersupply for gaming use?

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I am currently deigning a case that is similar in proportions to the Digital Strum Bolt (Since those Moe's will not sell just the case!). I'm pretty sure that the PSU they are using is about a 1U PSU. I have figured that almost no one will need more that 500W for a single GPU rig even when overclocking. The problem that I have been running into is that none of thse PSU have 6/8pin connectors for video cards. Just how much wattage can I throw down one of these molex connectors?

What would you guys recommend?
    
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Still looking for some input guys... anything biggrin.gif
    
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Which power supply are you looking at? You could probably take thick gauge wire and solder it to the 12v rail(s).
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I had a HTPC that just used molex adapters to power a 3870, and it used a 1u as well. The PSU died after 2 years, not sure if that was related at all. I'm guessing not. The PC still works fine, but has a bigger case with standard PSU now.
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