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Alienware power supply upgrade

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April 10, 2011 2:17:17 AM

i have a alienware aurora that i bought in november or 2009. i have the 525w psu that came with it. i need to upgrade to run a sapphire 6970. it needs a 6 and a 8 pin connector to work. i want the psu to be the same style as oem. it has a big rectangle connector, so i dont have to rewire the whole thing as they did a very neat job. what options do i have? i plan on sli'ing a second card in the future as $ allows
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April 10, 2011 2:46:32 AM

Its ATX so any aftermarket one should fit, but you cant keep the wires, a new psus require you to pull out the old one completely then rewire everything. (Unless you are/know a master electrician :p )

What card did it come with originally though? for one 6970 it should do okay.
April 10, 2011 3:34:43 AM

the wattage is enough but it needs a 8 pin power connector in addition to the 6 pin. i have a nvidia 240 gts that im still running. if there is a way that i can splice in a 8 pin i would do it. it has 2 6 pin conductors that are hooked up and another set that are dead on the 525w setup
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a b ) Power supply
April 10, 2011 6:56:18 PM

the card should come with either a 6-8pin, molex-8pin, or work with just 2 6pins. After all, the extra 2 pins on the 8-pin connector are simply ground.

You could always get this though:
April 10, 2011 9:07:49 PM

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