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Problem with GTX570

Hi guys, I just got a GTX570 for my computer. Thing is, it requires both of the 6pin plugs as opposed to just one, and I have a stock PSU so I am unable to get two plugs into it. Am I going to need to purchase a new PSU to be able to get two plugs in? Also, I turned the pc on with just one plug in and the GPU was reaaalllly loud. Is this because of an issue with the plugs?

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  1. The video cards usually come with a molex adaptor that will take a 4 pin molex plug and convert it to a 6 pin plug for the card.

    Link Depot POW-ADT-PCIE PCI Express power adapter
    $4.49
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189120

    It would look something like this one and if one was not included then you can easily get one.
  2. It came with two of those. Are you saying that's all I'll need? Because on a little instruction card the GPU came with it says that it requires both plugs in, whereas there's only one coming out of the PSU
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    What watts is the psu? The card requires both plugs to be in the card and thats why the adaptors are included in the card package for the situation that is similar to yours when the psu doesn't have enough pci-e power plugs. The GTX 570 requires a 550w psu to be in your computer.
  4. Oh, my psu is 470W and it does not have 2 plugins. So I guess I got my answer, going to have to buy a new psu.
    Guess Ill purchase this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053
  5. Look good enough to you?
  6. If Icould make a suggeston that Cooler Master is not a top quality psu maker and you would do better with one of these.

    XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $114.99 and a $$25 rebate makes it $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207015

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    $104.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
  7. Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply
    $84.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $84.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256072

    These also would be better quality some are a little more than the one you selected but you do have to pay for quality and unless you are at a low amount of available funds then a good quality psu will be a better choice.
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