XFX HD 6870 and thermaltake TR2-600W

The manual says not to use Y splitters and the two PCI-E connectors on my PSU are Y-split. A review on newegg said that plugging both in does not work. I am wondering if it would be OK to use a dual molex to PCI-E connector, or if I would get the same problem. Thanks!
Will this overload my PSU? Is there a difference between the two?
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  1. Your PSU doesn't have a free 6 pin connector for your GPU? I don't want to be the person who has to tell you that your PSU is on the do not buy list. I will link you to the list.

    But yeah if you can get a different PSU and take all the guess work out of it that is made for doing cards in SLI/CrossFire. That way it will work and you won't have to worry. Besides you don't need a 600w PSU.

    A 450w would be good or the best bang for the buck is a 500w and I can link you to those as well. In the list is a Teir 1 = Best Teir 5 = worst your PSU is on the Teir 5.

    So get back to us and we will see what we can do to help. Good luck.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  2. Yeah, was kind of an impulse buy at Frys on the day Sandy Bridge came out. It was cheap, and i should have expected something. It has worked well. Pretty much the PSU has two PCIE ports, but the cable goes to the first, and then the second in a daisy chain. I put in a molex to PCIE cable and it is working fine, but i expect to get a better psu. I need over 500w because my 6870 says that I need at least 530w. Thanks for the link!
  3. Though it does suck I need to go PSU shopping again, as it is really not something that is fun to spend $ on- would much rather get an ssd
  4. Thank is with a SSD the only good thing in my opinion is it will load games faster or your OS fast. It will not improve your fps in games or your preformence. So if you like to load up fast then it is a thing to get.

    But the PSU is the most important hardwear in your PC. With out is you have nothing and if it is a bad PSU it could take something with it like your new GPU and/or take the whole rig.

    But it is your decision and you can do what ever you like all I am doing is pointing out what is bad or good because I don't get paid to do this and I do this because I care about people and I want to help anyway I can.

    I take it is been to long to do a RMA on your PSU? I was wrong about what size PSU you need AMD recommends a 500w and I will link you to some and also a 750w ones as well and the AMD site that show you about your card.

    So again it is up to you. And if you need to look else where you want theses brands, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Silver Stone, and some of the OCZ brands. I hope this helps and good luck.

    http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/AMD-RADEON-HD-6000/HD-6870/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6870-overview.aspx#3

    These are the four cheapest from newegg.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207015

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049
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