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I want to get a reference 780, tho I have the corsair cx430 v2.
Is it safe to use it and since it has one 8 pin PCIE Connector, how will I connect the other 6 pin?

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So, you're spending 600 bucks on a GPU, and skimp on a PSU using a cheapo 40$ unit?

I mean, it's not that it is a low quality PSU (don't get me wrong, it's a great budget unit), but man, come on. Priorities.

Get a quality 550W one and it should be fine. Don't go crazy with overclocks though.
   
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You'll have to use the included molex-to-PCIe adapter to hook up the 2nd PCIe power connection to the card.

However, as Artikbot stated, you really ought to upgrade your PSU if you're getting a 780.

Tell us your location and we can probably help you pick an appropriate unit at a reasonable price.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

So, you're spending 600 bucks on a GPU, and skimp on a PSU using a cheapo 40$ unit?

I mean, it's not that it is a low quality PSU (don't get me wrong, it's a great budget unit), but man, come on. Priorities.

Get a quality 550W one and it should be fine. Don't go crazy with overclocks though.

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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

So, you're spending 600 bucks on a GPU, and skimp on a PSU using a cheapo 40$ unit?

I mean, it's not that it is a low quality PSU (don't get me wrong, it's a great budget unit), but man, come on. Priorities.

Get a quality 550W one and it should be fine. Don't go crazy with overclocks though.

Your avatar sums that up as well. lol

Go for a Rosewill Capstone 550W. You'll be fine
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

So, you're spending 600 bucks on a GPU, and skimp on a PSU using a cheapo 40$ unit?

Don't skimp, I already have it and thought it will be sufficient. How about the cx500?
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Go for a Rosewill Capstone 550W. You'll be fine

Actually, the 650w version is currently $64 shipped (w/ promo code RW20PPSU) currently, so that would be the weapon of choice.

Of course this assumes that OP is Stateside...
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post #8 of 11
IF it was a TX550M id be like, yes yes yes as my son has one and its real good unit so far.
Dont skimp its not worth the downtime or the financial costs if it all goes wrong, this i know only too well myself first hand redface.gif

Sell what you have and upgrade buddy thumb.gif
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post #9 of 11
Dont use a Corsair CX unless you have no other choice they are cheap for a good reason

Go with a Rosewill Capstone
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post #10 of 11
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Actually, the 650w version is currently $64 shipped (w/ promo code RW20PPSU) currently, so that would be the weapon of choice.

Of course this assumes that OP is Stateside...

Didn't know that. Good catch!
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