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Using molex to 6 pin connector work well or not?

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November 27, 2010 9:00:10 AM

hi guys,
i have gtx 460 1 gb evga and it requires two 6 pin connectors and also have antec psu with only one 6 pin connector. i know that i can convert two 4 pin moles into one 6 pin. my question is that powering gpu like that is good or Two 6 pin connectors builtin with psu will perform good?
suggest me a cheap psu with two 6 pin connector if needed to run gtx 460
one more thing i've seen in antec psu

( http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/connectors.php?ProdID=2... )


that is ( 1 x 6 pin ) & (1 x 6+2 pin) can i use the second connector (1 x 6+2) and first one (1 x 6 pin) for my gtx 460
please see the connectors in link and please guide me, i can buy psu if you suggest me to change.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 9:54:31 AM

edenkhan said:
hi guys,
i have gtx 460 1 gb evga and it requires two 6 pin connectors and also have antec psu with only one 6 pin connector. i know that i can convert two 4 pin moles into one 6 pin. my question is that powering gpu like that is good or Two 6 pin connectors builtin with psu will perform good?
suggest me a cheap psu with two 6 pin connector if needed to run gtx 460
one more thing i've seen in antec psu

( http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/connectors.php?ProdID=2... )


that is ( 1 x 6 pin ) & (1 x 6+2 pin) can i use the second connector (1 x 6+2) and first one (1 x 6 pin) for my gtx 460
please see the connectors in link and please guide me, i can buy psu if you suggest me to change.



Using the mollex X2 to PCIE X1 is fine as long as your PSU is capable of providing the power. What Wattage or exact model is your Antec ?
Getting a PSU that has both connectors is the better way to go but if your PSU can provide the power with the molex connector then that would be fine and you wont see any differance performance wise. However if you plan to OC the card then forget the molex connector and upgrade the PSU to a model that has 2 PCIE cables fitted.
The connectors you linked are fine. The 6+2 is just so that you have the ability to use a card that needs 1x6 and 1x8 the 6+2 connector can be used for either.

Mactronix :) 
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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 9:56:12 AM

Antec are one of the better makers and the GTX460 is not too power hungry so you should be alright using the molex/PCI-E adaptors.
But just to be certain please give us: Full system specs and the exact model of PSU you have installed (if you know the Wattage and 12v amperage so much the better), and if the system is overclocked.

Edit: Mactronix just beat me here ;) 
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November 27, 2010 4:19:50 PM

i5 760
p7h55 d mpro
2 gb ddr3
500 gb
gtx 460
antec ea500d green

plz tell me that 460 requires two 6 pin connectors but this psu has only one 6 pin connector and another thing i noticed that it also has ( 6+2 pin ) connector, can i use both connectors with 460 avoiding 6+2 =8's separate 2 pins? means can i use its 6 pins only out of 8 with gtx 460
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a c 236 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 4:26:48 PM

you will have no issues. the EA500d is an excellent unit that offers 500w of continuous power rather then peak power like a lot of 500w units.

you will have no issues with power connections, i have two 6+2 connectors running to my GTX460

simply run the single 6-pin power connector to the GTX460
then use the 6+2, the two pins simply break off and hang to the side (see the image)



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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 7:17:48 PM

^ WORD!
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November 29, 2010 4:33:34 PM

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a c 274 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 6:29:19 PM

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