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I have this power supply and I would like to power my Sapphire 7970 OC but it looks like to me there is only 1 6 pin and 1 6pin+2 and the card requires 2 8 pin connectors. I have heard using adapters is not good idea. Any thoughts on where to find another 6+2 pin for that psu?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by Brennan Hodges View Post

I have this power supply and I would like to power my Sapphire 7970 OC but it looks like to me there is only 1 6 pin and 1 6pin+2 and the card requires 2 8 pin connectors. I have heard using adapters is not good idea. Any thoughts on where to find another 6+2 pin for that psu?

Thanks

Some video cards comes with adapters

So try and see some unboxings on youtube to see which ones that have
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will having a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter harm anything long term with overclocking or does it really matter?
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will having a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter harm anything long term with overclocking or does it really matter?

You can use an adapter but its not the best thing in the world to have

I think in the long run you would be better off with a PSU that had more 8 pins on it
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post #5 of 9
i'm running my 7970 off of a seasonic S12 650w using adapter and it works fine. on cheap PSU's running adapter is questionable. but seasonic quality negates that worry.
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i'm running my 7970 off of a seasonic S12 650w using adapter and it works fine. on cheap PSU's running adapter is questionable. but seasonic quality negates that worry.

Its not the quality of the PSU you sould worry about

It the quality of the adapter you sould worry about

Even the best made PSU in world can be killed by a crappy adapter i have seen that happed before here on OCN
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post #7 of 9
well i suppose. i used the adapter that came with the 7970 so kinda figured it'd be of sufficient quality since it's a flagship product when i bought it smile.gif
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well i suppose. i used the adapter that came with the 7970 so kinda figured it'd be of sufficient quality since it's a flagship product when i bought it smile.gif

You get it for free because they have to ship one with the card

I would not put too much trust in it
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post #9 of 9
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i bought a StarTech PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable.
no problems yet and i hear its a quality product.
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