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August 23, 2011 10:47:56 PM

Hi, I bought a pc off cyberpower pc a while ago. I have no idea what the case is as it was so long ago, but if someone could tell me what to look for I could find out. My psu doesn't come with any 6-pin connectors, and is 500 watts. On my old card, the HIS 5570, I didn't need to plug anything in to it for it to work. Now, I have the xfx 6870, and it needs 2 6pin connectors. I bought a 600 watt psu:
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-W0388RU-Power-Supply-...
But that did not fit in my pc. It seemed to have one large fan on top of it, and my current one has a smaller fan on the side of it. On my psu it says atx 12v, then it says 500w.
Most of the psu's on the market look like the one i bought (mistakenly), with a large fan on top.

My psu has a fan coming out the top left corner of my computer, and does not, or at least I can't find ANY 6pin connectors for my 6850 graaphics card.
What psu can I get that will work with my case and the XFX 6850?

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August 23, 2011 11:29:00 PM

inside your pc.
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August 23, 2011 11:39:21 PM

An Earthwatts Should work well for you and priced decently too at $60 plus free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 23, 2011 11:42:41 PM

molex might be tied up in the 2nd pic, left side, in the middle. Theres something there I cant quite make out. Check the area of your drives also, sometimes they are tucked there out of the way. Either way they all come from your power supply so you can easily trave all the wires and see where they go. Ideally you want 2 molex'es that are not on the same length of wires that come from the psu.
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August 23, 2011 11:51:00 PM

Yes, that PSU has 2 PCI-E connectors (oen 6-pin, one 6+2 (6 or 8) pin).
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August 23, 2011 11:53:39 PM

thank you so much guys, you gave me so much help. :)  Is there anything I should know before buying this psu that might be an issue?
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August 24, 2011 12:48:41 AM

You might want to measure your old PSU and make sure it matches the dimensions of Earthwatts. (3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5")
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August 24, 2011 12:51:25 AM

Looking at his picture, he has plenty of room for the EA 500D.

It's a quality unit and will suit you well!

good choice OP
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August 24, 2011 1:05:54 AM

jsanthara said:
You might want to measure your old PSU and make sure it matches the dimensions of Earthwatts. (3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5")


Yep, I did that, it's an exact match :) 
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August 24, 2011 1:06:03 AM

Best answer selected by jaenglish.
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