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I was wanting to get a ATI HD 4870 sometime after they get released. but i noticed on some of the prerelease pictures and spec's that the card will require 2 pci-e 6 pin adapters. My power supply(thermaltake W0100RU 500W) only has 1 pci-e power plug. Also i know from pre release specs it will meet the wattage requirements. Do you think i would be able to get a (LOGISYS AD201 12v Molex to 12V 6Pin Adapter) for the second pci-e power plug on the card a expect it will run fine?
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  1. Don't see why not.
  2. yes, in fact i'd be surprised if it didn't come with it included in the box
  3. Check newegg.com to see which manufaturer has an adapter for the added power.Not all carries them
  4. great i will have to keep that in mind when i am looking at it on newegg
  5. I thought the 4870 was in the sub-150 Watt TDP?
    I presumed a single PCI-e adapter would be enough?

    Oh well, my PSU has 2 PCI-e 6pin adapters, just means no Crossfire without molex.
  6. smalltime0 said:
    I thought the 4870 was in the sub-150 Watt TDP?
    I presumed a single PCI-e adapter would be enough?

    Oh well, my PSU has 2 PCI-e 6pin adapters, just means no Crossfire without molex.


    They give you 2 PCI-e adapter for a reason, DUH!
    Just plug them in!
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