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Can I use a 2x6-pin PCIe GPU with a 1x6-pin PCIe connector PSU

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May 8, 2013 3:36:50 PM

From what I have heard, it is possible to use a 2x6-pin PCIe GPU in a 1x6-pin PCIe PSU through the use of an adapter that converts 4-pin to 6-pin. Is this possible, and if so, would it be ok to have one connector plugged into the 6-pin connector and the other into the adapter?

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May 8, 2013 3:54:26 PM

yes it is fine. the major issue is does your PSU supply enough current to handle what you want to do.
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May 8, 2013 3:57:02 PM

bgunner said:
yes it is fine. the major issue is does your PSU supply enough current to handle what you want to do.


My PSU would supply enough current as far as I know (600W for a Radeon HD 7870 and FX-4300), but I'm not sure whether to go for the £25 Cit 650W PSU or the £59 Corsair Builder Series CX600 PSU.
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May 8, 2013 4:02:41 PM

the Corsair is of much better quality and should handle what you want fine as long as you don't add to many extra's tot he PC.
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May 8, 2013 4:11:36 PM

i think i am missing something, you said your psu can handle it but you also mentioned about 2 other psu's (not familiar with Cit btw, and yes corsair psu's are one of the best out there)
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May 8, 2013 4:12:45 PM

CX600 has all of the power connectors used on current motherboards. It also has more SATA power connectors and has two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Cit 650W PSU lacks an 8-pin CPU power connector and only has two SATA power connectors and one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
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May 8, 2013 4:21:58 PM

Cons29 said:
i think i am missing something, you said your psu can handle it but you also mentioned about 2 other psu's (not familiar with Cit btw, and yes corsair psu's are one of the best out there)


Sorry, when I said "my PSU", I meant the PSU I am planning on getting, rather than my current PSU.
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