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I want to buy a Sapphire R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB GDDR5 but my PSU has only one 6pin PCIe

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January 23, 2014 3:43:24 PM

Hi,

I want yo buy Sapphire R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB GDDR5 but my PSU has only one PCIE 6pin connector is an Antec VP500PC.
Can I use one PCIe 6pin connector and one molex connector ?

This is my actual configuration without GPU :
AMD FX6300 X6 @3.5GHz
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 rev5.0
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 2x4GB
Seagate Barracuda 2x1TB SATA3 RAID 1
PSU:Antec VP500PC
a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 3:45:22 PM

the card comes with a dual molex to 6 pin adapter.

if that specific one does not for some reason, the adapters are only like $5
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 3:46:11 PM

If you only have sata power, you can use a dual sata to molex adapter on, then make a frankenstein config to go all the way up to pci, but it is not recommended at all.
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January 23, 2014 3:48:41 PM

I have 4 molex connectors and 6 sata.
What I was trying to say is that PSU good enough for that configuration or I have to buy other ?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 3:51:55 PM

which is why i said you would need the adapter. you have enough wattage, but not the right connector. It's a fairly low quality power supply so my personal recommendation is to buy a new 80+ bronze power supply. Seasonic and corsair are alright brands
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January 23, 2014 3:54:37 PM

Thank you !

Antec isn't that bad they make good quality PSUs.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 3:56:29 PM

They are considered a lower quality brand. they do make good ones, but you have to buy a good one. their low end ones are typically very low quality
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January 23, 2014 4:13:01 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
They are considered a lower quality brand. they do make good ones, but you have to buy a good one. their low end ones are typically very low quality

But people are saying Antec is a good quality brand like Seasonic and Corsair .
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 4:36:56 PM

Personal opinion backed up by various other people having problems with their antecs. they may very well be a good quality psu maker, but i have just heard more bad than good myself
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