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NVIDIA GF100 pre-release speculation (GTX 480 + 470)

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February 12, 2010 6:00:48 PM

Hi guys,
I been hearing a lot of rumors that the new nvidia card need to have power connector 8 pin + 6 pin. Problem is my power supply is 500W .. IT ONLY have two 6-pins, but no 8 pin. I HEARD rumor also that it the new cards can also support two 6-pins power connector which would be awesome saving me money to buy a new power supply.

What you guys think.. two 6-pins hopefully should support the new nvidia card coming out soon..?
February 12, 2010 6:19:29 PM

well, we don't know what the power consumption of the GTX4xx cards are going to be, it may be possible that your 500w can't cut it

though if you have a good quality (antec, corsair, PC P&C, OCZ, Enermax...), then more than likely you should be fine
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February 12, 2010 6:28:42 PM

I have 500w from Antec :)  .. I just hoping that the new card would support 2 6pins power.. Just posting this up to see people view.. Thanks
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a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2010 6:28:48 PM

Also, if they require an 8-pin PCI-E connector, i'm sure Nvidia will package in an 8-pin adapter...
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February 12, 2010 6:34:14 PM

oh *** I didn't know that.. you mean my power supply currently don't have 8 pin ..would be able to use Nvidia 8-pin adapter onto one of the spare 6 pin connector????
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a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2010 6:40:18 PM

alricking113 said:
oh *** I didn't know that.. you mean my power supply currently don't have 8 pin ..would be able to use Nvidia 8-pin adapter onto one of the spare 6 pin connector????



possibly, it will either be an 8-pin connector that will require 2 x 4-pin molex connectors, or a connector that needs the 6-pin...

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a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2010 6:49:39 PM

IF you are not afraid of modding things you can make an 8-pin out of a 6-pin fairly easily (the 2 added wires are merely grounding wires. - See HERE for tutorial
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February 12, 2010 6:55:51 PM

But isn't there an 8-pin adapter that I can adapt onto my spare 6-pin to use it as 8-pin..? They do even sell such thing at fry's electronic that I can pick up just in case the new nvidia card require an 8-pin power connector??
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a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2010 7:03:11 PM

Yes they have them pre made if you want to buy one instead - ( Linkie ) - just alot cheaper to make one if you have spare parts sitting around !
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