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Need help with psu and gpu

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March 16, 2012 1:15:22 AM

ok guys, ive been wanting to buy this video card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1370-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the power connectors required for it are 2 x 6 pins and i recently bought this psu:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which, as you can see, only has 1 x 6 pin connector.my question is, is it possible for me to connect the 1 x 6 pin from my psu to
the video card, and use one of the 6 to 2x4 pin pcie connectors? i know my psu's max power is 430 and the required wattage for the card is 450, but i have heard that the only thing that matters is the 12v rail, which in my psu is 12v+ 28amps= 336watts if im not mistaken, so i think the psu would be able to sustain that card withou any problem. Thank you for reading this, i appreciate it. :) 

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March 16, 2012 3:30:37 AM

If the card came with two molex to 6 pin connecters then all you have to do is find the 4 pin moless and plug into them. Then you have your extra 6 pin connecter. Now your PSU isn't all that good.

It comes in on the tier 3 of PSUs. But it will do the trick to run that card and you are right about the 12v rail. That card uses on load 164w. So you are good to go and Good luck to you.
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