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help please..... i am buying a graphics card in which specification says that 2*6 pin connectors.. but the psu i have has only

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December 5, 2013 11:26:32 PM

help please.....
i am buying a graphics card (r9 270x) in which specification says that 2*6 pin connectors..
but the psu i have (cooler master 500 rs 500 pcar a3) has only one 6 pin connector.....
does it mean my psu wont be able to handle my gpu??????????
what i do need to do??

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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2013 11:34:02 PM

You'll need to get a better PSU. Cooler master PSU's are known for being VERY bad. The PSU you have there will probably die within a couple of months with that GPU, but you you'll need another 6pin connector before you can use the GPU. I'd recommend you to buy a 600w PSU, either from XFX, Antec, or Corsair, it will suit the 270x better.
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December 6, 2013 1:32:42 AM

fjaesbog said:
You'll need to get a better PSU. Cooler master PSU's are known for being VERY bad. The PSU you have there will probably die within a couple of months with that GPU, but you you'll need another 6pin connector before you can use the GPU. I'd recommend you to buy a 600w PSU, either from XFX, Antec, or Corsair, it will suit the 270x better.


bro i just bought this psu a month ago..... :-(
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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2013 5:54:42 AM

paddylove said:
fjaesbog said:
You'll need to get a better PSU. Cooler master PSU's are known for being VERY bad. The PSU you have there will probably die within a couple of months with that GPU, but you you'll need another 6pin connector before you can use the GPU. I'd recommend you to buy a 600w PSU, either from XFX, Antec, or Corsair, it will suit the 270x better.


bro i just bought this psu a month ago..... :-(


Ugh.. This is unfortunately the only solution. You'll need a new PSU if you want to run the 270x..
You could buy an adapter for it though, but that brand isn't gonna cut it. The PSU will more either blow up or just burn out on you sometime, and IT WILL definitely damage your system. So i wouldn't take that risk AT ALL.
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December 9, 2013 2:05:13 AM


thanks brother........
then which gpu u suggest to me....?
my specs are..
amd fx 6100,
4gb ram
cooler master 500w
my budget is.. 15000 inr.. thats nearly 225 $.. but remember here in india the graphics cards are much costlier then usa.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2013 2:09:39 AM

i had a generic 400W running my i5 for 2 years and i had no problems...
your 500W coolermaster is not bad at all...
it can power your 270x as long as you don't have more than 2 hdds
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December 9, 2013 4:25:48 AM

m already using 2 hard discs.... :-(
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a c 78 U Graphics card
December 9, 2013 4:28:53 AM

It will probably be fine to use with the molex to PCI-e adaptors. Although the CM 500 isnt great, the 270x isnt a very power hungry card.
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December 9, 2013 4:31:33 AM

RobCrezz said:
It will probably be fine to use with the molex to PCI-e adaptors. Although the CM 500 isnt great, the 270x isnt a very power hungry card.


whats exactly this molex to PCI-e adaptors????????
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a c 78 U Graphics card
December 9, 2013 6:11:34 AM

It will probably be included in the box, and it converts standard 4 pin molex power plugs to PCI-e power that you need.
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