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"Power is never more in demand then it is today. My car needs it, the graphics card wants it, and so does Hilary Clinton. But... it might not happen for at least a couple of those."

"Take an educated guess... will my PSU be able to handle the GTX 280?"

Would this 6pin to 8pin adapter work?



Here is a LINK to a review of my PSU.


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There is no 270... There's the 280 GTX and the 260.

Since you ask about 8 pin, I assume you mean the 280. With that said, I think you may be fine with just 2 six pins. I would not recommend the 8 pin adapter as it has been proven to kill cards on occasion due to voltage and amp differences and such.

And I still don't know why you type like that lol.
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Quad rail design with only 15A per rail and 40A across those rails? Not very impressive for a 600W unit. It seems like an older design to me (confirmed by the relatively heavy 3.3V and 5V rails).

I would upgrade if I were you. The Corsair TX650 would be a nice pick for around $100.
    
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There is no 270... There's the 280 GTX and the 260.
"Fixed. Thanks!"

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I would not recommend the 8 pin adapter as it has been proven to kill cards on occasion due to voltage and amp differences and such.
"Good to know. How can they even sell stuff like that if there is even a chance of something like that happening?"

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And I still don't know why you type like that lol.
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id say a OZC gXs 600watt should do it and that 6 to 8pin should work
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Since my 8800GT is acting up Im going to be so sad if my Corsair cant handle one of these new cards
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Understandable. I agree with Chozart, the Corsair should be good for ya and has 8 pin power connectors.
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Since my 8800GT is acting up Im going to be so sad if my Corsair cant handle one of these new cards
I think your corsair will be fine. It's effectively a single rail design (even though as marketed with triple rails), and delivers 40A or so on this single rail. Much better than the OCZ (also in quality). It all depends on what the final verdict from ATI is. You might need to order some cables from Corsair if you don't have an 8-pin PCI-E power connector.
    
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"Fixed. Thanks!"



"Good to know. How can they even sell stuff like that if there is even a chance of something like that happening?"



"I type forum posts this way so you know what tone the following sentence/paragraph/whatever will be in. So you know before you read it where I'm coming from. Also I do it to stand out, just a little, on this big cold Internet."

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"I have to agree. It really does make you stand out. No one else ever types like that."

"Unfortunately I don't believe that PSU will be able to handle a GTX280. Maybe a GTX260. My recommendation would to get something like my 550W Corsair. After the GTX280 launches of course. To be a 100% sure it'll work."

"And yes, I am mocking you by typing like this"
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And the Internet isn't cold... luke warm maybe, but I find it quite fuzzy
    
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