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So I've never really dealt with a non-modular PSU but I'm doing a budget build for a friend of mine. I'm wanting it to be as future proof as I can get it but all the low end PSUs I'm finding only come with a 6 PCI cable, how can I hook up a a GPU that uses 1 or even 2 8pin PCI cables?
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You would most likely have to resort to using Molex to PCI-E, something like this would work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198022

Alternatively, you could get a more expensive power supply. I get you're on a budget and everything, but getting a better quality PSU is essentially future proofing in itself, which is something you also want.
Edited by PsYcHo29388 - 7/26/16 at 9:12pm
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You would most likely have to resort to using Molex to PCI-E, something like this would work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198022

Alternatively, you could get a more expensive power supply. I get you're on a budget and everything, but getting a better quality PSU is essentially future proofing in itself, which is something you also want.

I see, so would using a converter like that affect the performance of the card or OCing? And would a lower end PSU affect OCing as well?
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You would most likely have to resort to using Molex to PCI-E, something like this would work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198022

Alternatively, you could get a more expensive power supply. I get you're on a budget and everything, but getting a better quality PSU is essentially future proofing in itself, which is something you also want.

I see, so would using a converter like that affect the performance of the card or OCing? And would a lower end PSU affect OCing as well?
A low end PSU will most definitely limit you on OC potential, by how much is hard to say, depends on how low you go. As for molex adapters I'm not 100% sure.
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A low end PSU will most definitely limit you on OC potential, by how much is hard to say, depends on how low you go. As for molex adapters I'm not 100% sure.

Well I got lucky and picked up an EVGA 600 B1 PSU off Amazon for $40 with free shipping and no tax so hopefully that's good enough, EVGA's one of my personal fav companies lol but thanks for all the help! smile.gif
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Well I got lucky and picked up an EVGA 600 B1 PSU off Amazon for $40 with free shipping and no tax so hopefully that's good enough, EVGA's one of my personal fav companies lol but thanks for all the help! smile.gif
There is a reason why it was so cheap
Why you should not buy an EVGA 400-600 and 500B-600B
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There is a reason why it was so cheap
Why you should not buy an EVGA 400-600 and 500B-600B

Hmm, we'll see how it goes. Nonetheless I couldn't find a good 600W PSU that had the cables I was looking for within my budget but I've had several EVGA products including PSUs and the PSU is also backed by a 3 year warranty as well so I'll take my chances. Not to mention they're the highest rated PSUs on Amazon (not the best source I know) but they're highly rated on Newegg as well so I feel like if they we're truly that awful, they wouldn't be backed by a 3 year warranty or as highly rated, but that's just my opinion.
Edited by VulcanVFX - 7/27/16 at 5:06am
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Whatever rating you see on amazon and newegg is irrelevant and i bet almost anyone (if not everyone) that posted on there know that the unit is group regulated
Thats why its so cheap its group regulated which means the voltage regulation is not all that good

I did not say they where bad or awful i just said you get what you pay for and what you got is group regulated so thats why its cheap.
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