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post #1 of 10
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I got a sound card for Christmas but my PSU doesn't have an available 4-pin connector!

I don't really know much about PSUs so I'm hoping you guys can help me out and recommend one that would have enough connectors and wattage for my current system and an addition 6870 and some overclocking for future proofing. Thanks.


EDIT: Nevermind, I found the 4-pin connector tucked away behind my CD Drive. Thanks for all the help though.
Edited by Rynoel - 12/25/10 at 1:53pm
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post #2 of 10
Get a modular PSU. Look for one with 6 or more 6/8 pin connectors.
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post #3 of 10
Soundcard don't need separate power.
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post #4 of 10
Well look for around 750- 850 watts for 2 video cards,and I would recommend Antec,Seasonic,or corsair right off the top of my head.

The 4 pin you need is like a floppy drive power connector.I suppose some psu's don't have one,but I never seen one.I have seen psu's with 2 or more of them though.
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post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
Soundcard don't need separate power.
When I tried installing the drivers it said to make sure the 4pin connector was plugged in.
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post #6 of 10
One 6870 max is 160w, OC x4 and 6870 CF, you are looking for somewhere around 650w from 12v, with a bit headroom, a solid psu can do 60a/720w on 12v should be fine. If you let us know your budget, I am sure members will find one for you.
post #7 of 10
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I don't really have a budget. I'll pay a little extra for something if it is worth it, but I don't need a super high-end PSU. I guess what ever the price for mid-end PSUs is, that's my budget.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
Soundcard don't need separate power.
Some do actually. Some of the Asus Xonar series need it, for example.

You don't need a new PSU for this though... you should be able to find an adapter to convert one of your existing molex connectors to whatever your sound card needs.

But if you want to get a new PSU anyway, then get this one for your stated needs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
post #9 of 10
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I don't think I have any available connectors to convert. Thanks for the suggestion on that PSU though, I'll look into it.
Edited by Rynoel - 12/25/10 at 10:25am
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post #10 of 10
my asus essence needs power from the psu, I used a converter, and im only running 300w stock power supply , everything running all good
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