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September 6, 2010 10:00:37 PM

I just ordered an XFX Radeon 5770 for my Dell. I used Tom's charts and some other things to make sure that the power supply can give enough juice, but I just realized that the only free connector I have in the box is one Sata connector. The graphics card comes with an adapter that turns two 4-pin molex connectors into a 6-pin, but I was stunned to find that my PSU has ZERO molex connectors. It only has 4 SATA and some other small ones for fans.
Is there any method I can use to hook in the graphics card without getting a new PSU? I have some leftover molex-to-SATA power cords, but I'd A- need the other way around and B- I only have one SATA. Are there any adapters or converters/multipliers I could use?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 7:11:41 AM

Mr_Man said:
I just ordered an XFX Radeon 5770 for my Dell. I used Tom's charts and some other things to make sure that the power supply can give enough juice, but I just realized that the only free connector I have in the box is one Sata connector. The graphics card comes with an adapter that turns two 4-pin molex connectors into a 6-pin, but I was stunned to find that my PSU has ZERO molex connectors. It only has 4 SATA and some other small ones for fans.
Is there any method I can use to hook in the graphics card without getting a new PSU? I have some leftover molex-to-SATA power cords, but I'd A- need the other way around and B- I only have one SATA. Are there any adapters or converters/multipliers I could use?


What brand of PSU is this? Molex connectors are usually the most common ones on any PSU. I find it very strange that this one doesn't have any.
September 7, 2010 5:00:15 PM

Right, but I only have ONE free SATA connector, so even if I got an adapter, I'd still need one other molex connection to hook the graphics card's included dual 4-pin to 6-pin connector into.
It's the included Dell power supply.

EDIT: Looks like I may have found one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Let me know if you think it would work.
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