With my new Antec SmartPower SP500, it game with several different kinds of connectors. I could use some more for when I went to add another video card and hard drive to my rig. I also am not using a floppy drive right now because of this, which really is no big deal. It would be nice though, is there anywhere that I can buy just the connectors?
Well to try to explain better, there is no power connection to my foppy drive because I have no connection for it. All the other devices such as my HDD, CD-ROM drives, and video card are using them all. When I went to get another video card down the road(SLI dual video cards), I won't have a power connection for that either.
Oh... Well for the floppy, there are Y adapters you can get for a couple bucks at any computer store. You'll want to upgrade to a better power supply which already has the extra connection for the video card when you get there.
If you would fill out your system specs (go to User CP) it would make it easier for us to answer your questions / give opinions on how to improve your set up.
My card came with its own Pci-adapter, and no it uses the molex connection. Its similar to the picture that you posted, except with a molex connector at one of the ends, which connects to my video card. I don't think I will ever need more power, as my supply is 500 watts.
you just might be supurised.... I had a 500w Aspire psu w/ 34a on the 12v rail running this system:
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
1gb Corsair XMS
Audigy 2 ZS gamer
2x Seagate SATA 80gb hd in RAID 0
2x optical drives.
the computer ran fine until I OC'd... it could handle a slight OC to 2.4Ghz w/ stock voltage but nothign more... also It couldn't handle a second 6600GT. I had to upgrade.
moral of the story is... a 500w psu does not mean you won't need to upgrade when you upgrade your computer.
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