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Artifacts caused by power supply or graphics card?

My graphics card has been putting out artifacts practically since I got it. I've let it slide as I only notice it when text appears on screen. I was wondering if it may be the power supply and not the graphics card. It's connected via 4x4 pin peripheral connectors (2 4 pins to a 6 pin converter). Also this part is a bit imbarrasing but it's connected to what I'm pretty sure is a 720p TV could that have anything to do with it?

My specs:
MSI R9 270x
Raidmax cobra 700w PSU
intel xeon e3 1230 v2
asus p8z77-v pro
8gb corsair vengeance pro
1tb seagate hdd
CM storm enforcer case
ASUS DVD drive
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    Does your power supply not have one 8 pin and one 6 pin PCIE power connectors?
    I would recommend changing you power supply, it is not a good quality unit. it can be a risk in killing all your connected hardware.
  2. Yeah, you need to plug the six pin GPU cable into a PCI-E plug on the PSU.

    But tbh your PSU is a piece of rubbish and will blow up soon no doubt. Stay away from Raidmax PSUs in the future. Refer to the link below for the good and bad PSUs.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  3. SethJPC said:
    Yeah, you need to plug the six pin GPU cable into a PCI-E plug on the PSU.

    But tbh your PSU is a piece of rubbish and will blow up soon no doubt. Stay away from Raidmax PSUs in the future. Refer to the link below for the good and bad PSUs.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html


    Yeah I know, the reason I went with it was because it was cheap and on sale. I figured it could work up until I needed to upgrade so I went with it.
  4. Suztera said:
    Does your power supply not have one 8 pin and one 6 pin PCIE power connectors?
    I would recommend changing you power supply, it is not a good quality unit. it can be a risk in killing all your connected hardware.


    It has 2x8 pin(6+2 according to the box) connectors, but they don't fit the GPU so I had to use the converters included with the GPU instead.
  5. THey should fit. 6+2 pin can be either a 6 pin with the 2 pin hanging out or a 8 pin.
    Link to what they look like: http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress6plus2
  6. Suztera said:
    THey should fit. 6+2 pin can be either a 6 pin with the 2 pin hanging out or a 8 pin.
    Link to what they look like: http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress6plus2


    O.O I feel really stupid right now... I didn't realize that those slid off, I figured that Raidmax was just horrible at labeling their product as well. It doesn't seem to help really though but it's a good thing to know none the less.
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