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

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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  1. yes it is fine. the major issue is does your PSU supply enough current to handle what you want to do.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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    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.
  6. 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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