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well my psu doesnt have a 6pin connector for another card 3850. would it be safe to use a converter? technician says its dangerous, sure it will work but chances of it dying due to low wattage could take its toll.

ive got a 500W psu and its been pretty reliable, duno how reliable with a dedicated gpu since ive been using 4670s which doesnt require a seperate power.

please let me know, ive only got 30mins to decide. xD
 

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Since its generic I wouldnt trust it, but most name-brand 500W PSUs are safe for dual 3850s.

I use 4pin-6pin PCI-E Connectors for GTX 260 Core216 Superclocked SLI and its no issue.
 

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I've got a converter to my 4870... been running it like that since i have had it, which is when they first came out, no problems so far. Do it
 

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thanks im in the store right now and they got wifi, based on your pro answers i might as well get it in a bit, thanks for quick replies,
+rep to both of you, ima buy it in a few minutes but i want more feedback, +rep for quick answers coz i dont have freebies
 

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Just realize that the issue would be with your "generic" PSU if you experience shutdowns during load
 

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Dude, you're getting a PSU!
Seriously, do yourself a favor and upgrade the PSU to a high quality single rail model from a trusted brand. Just be sure to get one with 2 6-pin connectors, although running a molex to 6-pin adapter will work just fine.
 
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its not like a no name zero china brand PSU, lol i forgot the name and it looks pretty solid. i mean ive never had power issues with it


adding also, is it really worth buying a new PSU for a new card? man im really lower on cash and jobless right now, lol. +rep spaceballsrules
 
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