As stated in the title, I was wondering if I could use the GTx 460 on a 6pin + 8pin PSU, I'm a idiot when it comes to PC;s, and I'm getting my first gaming PC in May.
I was originally going to get the GTX 550ti 1GB, but from reviews I have read the GTX 460 768mb is better, but I was still stuck on the PSU choice as before, I'm getting a 500W Xigmatek PSU (NPR-VC503) which has 1 6pin, and 1 8 pin power connector needed,
I also found out the GTX 460 needs two 6pin slots, could I buy a 8pin - 6 pin adapter?
Also, I will be playing Crysis Maximus, as my first ever gaming PC game, and want to be able to Max it at 720p, with 30+( Give or take a few frames ) fps.
yes. i have two - 8 pin PCI-E power connectors on my PSU that power my GTX460. the 8 pin power connector is not really 8 pins connected to each other but rather a 6 pin connector with 2 additional pins (aka 6+2) that can snap off and just hang there, see image below.
edit: the GTX 460 will handle crysis at 720p assuming you have at least a fast dual core CPU (C2D 7xxx, AMD Athlon II X2) or better