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How many power connectors does a GeForce GTX 460 need?

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January 22, 2012 9:03:15 PM

I'm planing on purchasing a EVGA GeForce GTX 460 and my main concern is how many power connectors do i need for it.
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January 22, 2012 9:09:46 PM

two 6 pin connectors. Make sure your PSU can support it!
January 22, 2012 9:20:29 PM

Rockdpm said:
two 6 pin connectors. Make sure your PSU can support it!


So i need 4 of those 4 pin connectors? Well it looks like i'm either gonna buy the GTX 550ti or a new psu and a GTX 460. My PSU only has 2 4pin connectors
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January 22, 2012 9:55:57 PM

4 pin connectors aren't for video cards, even the 550ti (which I would recommend that you DO NOT BUY) would need 1 6 pin connection. unless you get a card that doesn't need any connections, you will either need a new psu or to use molex to 6 pin adapters, which I also don't recommend since if a psu doesn't have the required connections, you probably shouldn't use it to power that card anyway.
January 23, 2012 3:44:21 AM

holdingholder said:
4 pin connectors aren't for video cards, even the 550ti (which I would recommend that you DO NOT BUY) would need 1 6 pin connection. unless you get a card that doesn't need any connections, you will either need a new psu or to use molex to 6 pin adapters, which I also don't recommend since if a psu doesn't have the required connections, you probably shouldn't use it to power that card anyway.


Sorry i meant molex connectors, not 4pin connectors. So i need 2 molex connectors for a 6pin adapter and another 2 for the second 6pin adapter. Well, it looks like i'm going to buy a new PSU and a GTX 460 because my current PSU only has 2 molex connectors (1 is already in use so that means only 1 is free).
January 23, 2012 4:59:41 AM

Do you have a GOOD 500W PSU? What are your computer specs.?
January 23, 2012 8:40:22 AM

can get a 6850 for the same performance and price as a gtx 460 that only need 1 6 pin
January 23, 2012 12:11:27 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Do you have a GOOD 500W PSU? What are your computer specs.?


My current specs are:
Xilence XP500 (500W) PSU
AMD Athlon II X3 445 processor 3.1 GHz (4th core unlocked)
4gb of DDR3 RAM
Gainward GeForce GT 240 1gb GDDR5
Western Digital caviar green 500gb
Biostar N68S3+ motherboard
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