Help with GFX Card I just bought!

So today I finally got my PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 I ordered and I have the card in my computer right now, but there is no 6 pin to connect to the video card in it. I've been looking everywhere in the case of my PC I can't seem to find one. P.S the card never came with any cables.


So basically I need to know what kind of 6 pin I should buy, because I'm not sure if all of them are the same or not. Also do you really need the cable to use the card? I'm sure you probably do but either way I want to find one of these cables.

And try to reply as soon as you can, haha

Thanks!
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  1. What power supply do you have now? Chances are that a power supply that doesn't have a 6-pin doesnt have the power to supply the card.
  2. I have a Xtreme Gear 500W ATX Model# XG-P500 that came with my pc and I would send you a link to one but I couldn't find a site selling it.
  3. cartman28279 said:
    I have a Xtreme Gear 500W ATX Model# XG-P500 that came with my pc and I would send you a link to one but I couldn't find a site selling it.


    if you have 2 Molex connectors you can buy a converter that converts them into a 6 pin!

  4. Just a fair warning, Xtreme Gear appears to be sold by CyberPower PCs, and from a post I found on their forums the company's contact info is very similar to CP's.

    And the PSU are horribly underpowered or rather overrated on Wattage.

    That said, with yours being only 500w, cross your fingers it holds up.
  5. Ok, I will. And btw, could you guys maybe find one on Walmart.com if there is any and send me a link to it? Because I really might go here soon to get one there tonight, since this is making me frustrated.
  6. Sorry, I didn't mean Power Supply, but I meant is there any 6 pin adapters on Walmart's website that are good. So, does anyone know if there's any decent ones on there?
  7. So far found this it's SATA power to 6pin PCI-E
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Startech-SATA-Power-to-6-Pin-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Power-Cable-Adapter-6/21097417

    Is there a particular reason why you prefer walmart.com?
  8. Newegg has a Molex to PCI-E for 4.99 with free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812887001
    3.99 should make it UPS 3 Day instead of Newegg Saver which is horribly slow.
  9. I don't know if it would work fine. Which is why I recommended a power supply upgrade.

    How many amps do you have on the 12V rail(s) of that power supply?
  10. cliffro said:
    So far found this it's SATA power to 6pin PCI-E
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Startech-SATA-Power-to-6-Pin-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Power-Cable-Adapter-6/21097417

    Is there a particular reason why you prefer walmart.com?



    Well, I was going to try to pick it up tonight but, I don't think it's in store. So I think I might just order this from Newegg. But It should work fine if I buy it though right?
  11. from Newegg? Sure, it's got 90+ reviews with 4 eggs average.
  12. Deemo13 said:
    I don't know if it would work fine. Which is why I recommended a power supply upgrade.

    How many amps do you have on the 12V rail(s) of that power supply?


    Probably not very many, especially if it doesn't have PCI-E connectors. I'd guess 19A on 1 rail. But that's just a guess.

    I was wrong....From an Amazon review of a CyberPower system
    Quote:
    It's an Xtreme Gear XG-P500 rated at 500w, with dual 12v rails. Significantly, each 12v rail in the power supply is only good for 14 amps, though.
  13. Hmm.....I don't know....that is somewhat of a low rating.
  14. I wouldnt use that PSU at gunpoint.
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