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1 or 2 Molex to 6-pin PCI-e

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November 11, 2011 3:11:44 AM

Hello,

I recently purchased a suggested build on pcpartpicker.com, and I assembled the entire thing before realizing that my video card requires external power not supplied by the motherboard. The suggested power supply has no 6-pin PCI-e cable, but has multiple open 4-pin Molex connectors. I'm wondering if purchasing a Molex to 6-pin PCI-e would be a viable option for my situation, and whether or not the cable should connect to one or two Molex connectors. Here are the video card and PSU that I purchased:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-Radeon-PCI-Express-AX6...

And here are the cords that I was looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for your help!

- Andrew M

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November 11, 2011 5:39:50 AM

2xMolex to 6pin works just fine, but in your case I highly recommend that you buy at least a quality 450W PSU. 350W is not powerful enough for today's GPU's, which probably explains why it doesn't even include a dedicated 6pin.
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November 11, 2011 2:18:54 PM

Thanks, Herr_Koos. I'm mostly just frustrated because I assumed that, as it was a recommended build, that issues like this would have been taken into account. I guess I'll look into returning this PSU and getting at least a 450W replacement.
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2011 8:53:31 AM

Cool. Seasonic is a decent brand from what I hear, but I can also recommend Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake and OCZ.
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a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2011 4:31:46 PM

I think you'd be ok adding an adapter as long as you don't oc your cpu and gpu.
If you plan to tweak that stuff go for an upgrade.
Here's some (cheap)reliable units.
Seasonic SS-400ET 400W
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=30145&vpn=SS%2D400ET&m...
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550FTY&ma...
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60345&vpn=CMPSU%2D430C...
COOLER MASTER GX 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2011 5:32:59 AM

Best answer selected by TerrierMac.
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