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November 9, 2012 1:07:43 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this will work with a XFX Radeon HD 7870. It says it needs two 6-pins and im a little confused because im seeing these two 6+2-pins and i don't know the difference. Or do i need one like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 76 ) Power supply
November 9, 2012 1:17:45 AM

Dear God in Heaven above, do not buy that Coolmax unit!

That Corsair unit is just fine for a 7870 (has the PCIe connectors you need) and is almost infinitely better quality than that Coolmax trash. The Builder Series isn't the greatest either, but Coolmax shouldn't even exist.

Edit: 6+2 pin just means that it's a 6 pin connector with an extra two pins separate if you need them for an 8 pin connector. No issuse there.
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November 9, 2012 1:21:45 AM

Awesome thats the one i wanted! Thanks!
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a c 76 ) Power supply
November 9, 2012 1:23:40 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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a b ) Power supply
November 9, 2012 1:28:11 AM

6+2 is compatible with 6.

It comes as an 8, but you can see a line in the connector where you are supposed to break the two end ones off and just leave those 2 pins hanging off in space while the other 6 are in the port.

The CX600 is more than enough to handle the 7870 in general as well.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
November 9, 2012 1:46:50 AM

It's ok, but I'd still much rather have the Corsair PSU. Really, the only Rosewill PSU's worth owning are the Capstone's (I have one, actually).
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a b ) Power supply
November 9, 2012 12:08:20 PM

If a case and PSU are sold together, its almost always a bad deal as a rule of thumb.
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