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My psu only has one 6 pin + 2 pci connector

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March 31, 2012 8:12:33 PM

Hello, I am doing my first pc build and i think i might have a problem... I have a 700W PSU which only has one 6 pin + 2 pci connector. I intend to run a hd 7970 and know that it requires a 8 and a 6 pin. I've heard that its possible to connect two 4 pin molex cables to an adapter which sends it to a 6 pin pci connector. Using the PSU pci connector and the 2Xmolex to 6 pin, will it be possible to run my 7970 at full power?

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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 9:01:04 PM

No problem, the molex to PCI adapter were made for that and the power needed for PCI-e
March 31, 2012 9:11:49 PM

Thanks a lot.
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a c 87 ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 9:57:59 PM

A 700W PSU with only one PCIe connector sounds a bit fishy to me. What is the make and model of the 700W PSU you have?
a c 158 ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 10:27:38 PM

+1 on fishy
April 1, 2012 10:26:29 AM

Silvune said:
A 700W PSU with only one PCIe connector sounds a bit fishy to me. What is the make and model of the 700W PSU you have?


Huntkey max 700 W apfc
a c 104 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 10:48:22 AM

Ditch it, I can only find bad comments and reviews from testers show them to be less than solid choices,
if you have the cash for a 7970 you have the cash to get a reliable Psu to power it
Moto
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 12:23:14 PM

JesseRyan said:
Huntkey max 700 W apfc

Highly recommend upgrading your PSU to a good quality mfr. AMD recommneds a minimum 500W PSU with (1) 8-pin and (1) 6-pin power connectors. Quality PSU mfrs: Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec...there are more but this is a good short list. Please see the two links in my signature a list of recommended PSUs and a PSU guide.
a c 104 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 12:26:16 PM

your Sig's not showing Rugger, :) 
Moto
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 3:36:07 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
your Sig's not showing Rugger, :) 
Moto

DOH!
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 3:38:29 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
your Sig's not showing Rugger, :) 
Moto

Odd...Display signature was selected but apply signature wasn't. Now both are...is it visible?
a c 104 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 3:56:21 PM

It is now yes, sometimes Toms goes funny on Sigs :) 
Moto
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 1, 2012 3:59:08 PM

TY
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