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September 17, 2012 4:27:00 AM

Hi, I need a question answered for my first budget build ever! :pt1cable: 

I am planning on buying Antec VP-450 watt PSU.


For my graphics card I am planning on buying XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870


Now my question is this:

My PSU only has one 6pin PCI power connector and the GPU needs 2 6pin.

Do I have to buy another PSU instead that carries two 6pin pci connectors or is there another way to solve this problem?

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September 17, 2012 5:15:33 AM

Usually graphics cards come with a dual Molex to PCI 6/8pin adapter, so you can wire it up that way.
Should be something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though I would advise to get a different PSU anyway. That unit isnt 80+ certified, doesnt have Active PFC, efficiency is unknown and although Antec are a good brand, their lower end stuff isnt to be trusted. Also 450W is cutting it fine.
I would recommend this unit. All XFX units are made by Seasonic, regarded as the best manufacturer. 80+ Bronze rating and has features like Active PFC. Comes with a 6pin and a 6/8pin PCI-E connector built into the unit.
XFX Core 550W, 80+ Bronze non-modular. $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 17, 2012 12:33:03 PM

Best answer selected by Jkidd89.
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