Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I'm seriously looking to make a purchase in the near future so I'd like to hear some more comments before I do.
I'm looking at an XFX RADEON HD 6850 (HD685XZCFC) for $150 (+ extra $30MIR).http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Graphics-Cards/ATI/AMD-Radeon-HD-6000-Series/AMD-Radeon-HD-6850.aspxhttp://ncix.ca/products/?sku=63985&vpn=HD685XZCFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1244
This graphics card seems to be the best bang for buck, as well as the limit (TDP of 127W) for the CX430V2 PSU that I currently have.
Note: I do not plan to buy a new PSU for this rig... because I just bought it over the summer... and that would really be a waste of money T~T
My concern with this card is that it requires TWO (2) PCI-E power connectors, when my PSU has only one. I have plenty of the molex-to-PCI-E adapters which I could use; and I have PLENTY of free molex headers....
Does anyone think that this is a viable solution? Will this work in the long run?
I've read a lot about the 6850s requiring only 1 PCI-E power connector to begin with, but I can't seem to find any of those models at a decent price...
Thanks for your time,