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So, is it common for a power supply to have only one 6 pin connector?

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June 3, 2013 1:55:32 PM

Because the one I just bought only has one, even though it shows two of them on the box!

It was this one, which was really cheap so I figured I'd try it out. Bad idea, I suppose.

I assume my video card won't work by using only one 6 pin connector when 2 connectors are needed, correct? Because my monitor was getting no signal, unless maybe I forgot something else.

Can anyone recommend me a cheap power supply? My old PS fan broke so I need a new one. The old one was 700 watts, but for my system I think I can handle 600 or maybe even 500.

Here are my specs if needed:
Windows 7
AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00 GHz
4 gb ram
GeForce GTX 460
Gigabyte GA-770T-usb3
HDD hitachi HDS721010CLA332

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June 3, 2013 2:07:44 PM

Yes, especially cheaper PSU's may not have more than one PCI cable. You could use a MOLEX adapter, but in general, you want a PSU that has the proper amount of connectors for your set up, and you do not want a cheap PSU. Any Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, etc... around 500w would do you, you could go for a higher wattage if you plan on adding components or if you wanted to use in a later build.
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June 3, 2013 5:19:19 PM

I doubt that Logisys PSU can even deliver any more than 312 Watts before it self-destructs. It will destroy components that are attached to it when it dies.

Get an XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or a SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 3, 2013 5:58:48 PM

its really a bad PSU that will never be able to deliver its power without causing damage to itself ( and possibly other PC gear)

if you want to get a solid budget PSU, return the logisys and get this unit instead (its $29 after instant rebate + mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 3, 2013 11:11:34 PM

Thanks guys, I'll take your advice.
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June 4, 2013 1:09:03 PM

I had that exact PSU for a while. Got a different one asap, my comp was drawing at least 400 watts under full load. I got the tx-650 for $60. It has 2 6 pin connectors.
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