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Can I run the GTX 460 768mb on a 6pin + 8pin 500W PSU.

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a b U Graphics card
March 31, 2011 4:58:09 PM

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.


Thanks in advance.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2011 5:14:29 PM

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.

6+2 PCI-E

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
a b U Graphics card
March 31, 2011 5:19:32 PM

Hm, here is the picture shown :

EDIT: I will be using the Phenom II 955 Quad Core @ 3.2Ghz.
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a b U Graphics card
March 31, 2011 5:47:19 PM

Thanks, I cant wait till May now :p .