The first issue I've encountered is that the 6950 requires two 6pin PCIe power connectors and my PSU only has one. With that in mind I figured I could use a 4 pin molex to 6 pin converter seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... But I've also seen cables that are 2x 4 pin molex to 1x 6pin PCIe. What are the advantages of using a twin molex to PCIe? Would either of this work with my current PSU?
If not, what PSU would you suggest that is under the $100 range, I'd prefer modular but it's not a deal breaker. If anyone could help it'd be much appreciated.
Thanks for the suggestions, I was actually looking at that very PSU earlier tonight, I'll likely pick that up here in another week or so. As far as the adapters, is there any upside/downside of using a twin molex to PCIe at all? I usually see twin molex to PCIe, but I'm wondering if there's any difference between it and a single 4pin adapter. Which do you think would be more suitable?
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As far as the adapters, is there any upside/downside of using a twin molex to PCIe at all? I usually see twin molex to PCIe, but I'm wondering if there's any difference between it and a single 4pin adapter. Which do you think would be more suitable?
The PSU you picked up is a cheap PSU, it might get you in troubles when the PC is full load, always garbage cheap PSUs don't deliver the written wattage.
the one recommended by Rolli59 is good enough to run your system perfectly. Using Molex adapter is safe only with high quality PSUs & since quality PSUs have PICE 6 pin and 8 pin connectors you don't need to use molex adapters.