PCI express question

Hi,

I am going to buy a graphics card that requires two PCI 6 pins. Will this power it (I know it's not a reliable brand)?

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035

I am looking at the PCI cable in the picture and it has the 6pin and 6+2pin on the same cable. Will this work?

Thanks,
Sel
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  1. "PCI-Express Connector: 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin"
    Obviously Yes.
    It will work - if you use it to power just one card. If you try to power through it two power hungry cards it may not - it may not be able to provide necessary current characteristics for both and one of them may "drain" the power from the other. Two cables in good PSUs also mean separate current regulation for them.
  2. Thanks a lot! It is just one card with two slots. :bounce:
  3. Just what graphic card are you going to buy?

    if its something like a gts 450 /gtx 550... maybe it would. Anything more powerful and I'm sure that psu will fail badly and with a big bang.

    i sure as hell wouldn't trust it.
  4. lilotimz said:
    Just what graphic card are you going to buy?

    if its something like a gts 450 /gtx 550... maybe it would. Anything more powerful and I'm sure that psu will fail badly and with a big bang.

    i sure as hell wouldn't trust it.


    This is what I am getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161371
  5. See this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200 /I found it on an advertising on the page of the other one :)/
    not much more expensive, Active /an important thing actually/, certified for efficiency, bearing some award...
  6. Forget that Raidmax unit it's gonna be scrap. On newegg there is some cheap units that are more worth it than the Raidmax:

    PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCAR-A3-US 500W
    Review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/1
    Price: $34.99 with Rebate
    Overall opinion: Scrap but still better than noname scrap.

    PSU: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W
    Review: none available but the RS750 was really not recommended.
    Price: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
    Overall opinion: Scrap but still better than noname scrap.

    PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
    Review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881
    Price: $59.99 with FREE SHIPPING
    Overall opinion: EXCELLENT quality, exceeds ATX and label specifications. This one is the new and better model. It is the only good power supply from Rosewill showing on newegg.

    PSU: Antec Neo ECO 520C
    Review: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=317192
    Price: Now: $54.99 with $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Decent performer and quality with very good ripple suppression...it's a Seasonic after all.

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W
    Review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/936/1
    Price: $64.99 after mail-in rebate card with $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Outstanding mainstream 600 W power supply, surprising us at all and every level.

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
    Review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-V2-Power-Supply-Review/1284
    Price: $24.99 after mail-in rebate card with $1.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Outstanding product, possibly the power supply with the best cost/benefit ratio we’ve ever seen.
    Note: Only one 6 pin pci-e connector

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2
    Review: none found but it is the same generation as the CX430 V2
    Price: $39.99 after mail-in rebate card with $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion:

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2
    Review: none found but it is the same generation as the CX430 V2
    Price: $49.99 after mail-in rebate card with $3.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion:

    PSU: SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W
    Review: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/cases-cooling/power-supplies/silverstone-strider-essential-st50f-es-717134/review
    Price: $49.99 after mail-in rebate with $9.20 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Overall, this PSU performed extremely well.

    PSU: SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W
    Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=196
    Price: $69.99 after mail-in rebate with $8.57 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Overall it's pretty good for it's price, could be better though.

    PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600
    Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=134
    Price: $69.99 after mail-in rebate with $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Excellent power supply performance, good quality.

    PSU: OCZ EliteXStream OCZ800EXS-B
    Review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/7384-ocz-elitexstream-800w-power-supply-review.html
    Price: $64.99 with $10.72 Shipping (restrictions apply) That is 85$ saving!!!!!
    Overall opinion: Solid performance, a 5-year warranty, ultra long cables, and quiet operation. Gets our Damn Good Value Award

    PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ850GXSSLI-B
    Review 1: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/ocz_gamexstream_850watt/
    Review 2: http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/power/ocz/gamexstream850/index.htm
    Price: $64.99 with $9.65 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Excellent quality and performance. Only Cons: it's +12V rail exceeds ATX specification.

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
    Review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/973
    Price: $54.99 after mail-in rebate card with $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Great performance and great quality. Excellent price/benefit ratio.

    PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520
    Review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4343/antec-hcg-520-good-bargain
    Price: $54.99 with FREE SHIPPING (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Great performance and quality. This one is made by Seasonic.

    PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9)
    Review 1: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=216
    Review 2: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1042/pg1/xfx-pro-series-power-supplies-650w-750w-and-850w-review-introduction.html
    Price: $49.99 after mail-in rebate with $5.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Outstanding performer. Voltage regulation was excellent. Ripple suppression was excellent.

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    Price: $59.99 after mail-in rebate with $5.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
    Overall opinion: Outstanding performer. Voltage regulation was excellent. Ripple suppression was excellent.

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    Oh well I've been on this thread a few hours... time to go to bed. Oh and huh, I would choose any Corsair, XFX or Seasonic with both my eyes closed, at any price point. But today these 3 brands offer unseen performance for that price... BUY ONE OF THESE IT'S A MUST !!! ^^
  7. I think that Raidmax unit can handle a single HD 6790 easily. However I also agree that there are better quality units available for the same price. So if you can sacrifice modularity for better quality then look towards getting the XFX Core Edition PRO550. It even has a longer warranty as opposed to the Raidmax unit.

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  8. I've seen cheap power supplies' 12V rail drop drastically while heavily loaded and I've had a cheap power supply go belly up. I am building an HTPC with very low power requirements, and I bought a tx 650 from corsair. I have this exact power supply in my gaming rig and it has been awesome.

    it might be a little overkill for HTPC, but I trust these supplies to provide a solid 12V rail and most importantly I trust it to not blow up. IMO, the gamble isn't worth it to get a cheap supply. It's cheaper to buy a quality supply 1 time that will last future builds, then a cheap one twice.
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