Connecting your GPU to the PSU directly a requirement? Tags: Radeon GPUs PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: November 10, 2012 3:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share carc November 10, 2012 3:07:43 PM Hello, I recently bought a Radeon 7850 and realized I will need to buy a PCI express power cord for it since I lost my original one (didn't previously need it). I have two questions: Can I still use this card without that connection or is that dangerous for my computer/GPU? Also, I was looking at buying this PSU cord: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=12-198-... Is it OK that it's 1 cord that splits into two, or do I need to get one that's just 1 to 1? More about : connecting gpu psu directly requirement bignastyid November 10, 2012 3:19:29 PM The pci-e power connectors are required for the card to work. That cord should be fine. carc November 10, 2012 3:33:21 PM Thank you very much Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Connecting an AC adapter directly to Dell Inspiron 8200's battery jack Forum Powerful GPU w/o Direct connection to PSU ? Forum HTPC possible to connect an Adapter directly to motherboard? Forum 120hz & 120fps gpu requirement Forum Quesion About Connecting My GPU Forum Connecting GPU to PSU > 2 separate 12V rails. Forum Warning for pcu fan when plugged directly to psu Forum Case fans connected directly to the psu ? Forum Which cheap low-profile card? PSU only 250W. Newbie here. Forum Can i connect my 4 fans directly into my PSU ? Forum Connecting 1 case fan directly to Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Forum Cx430 power requirement Forum What happens when my GPU power requirement doesnt meet my PSU ? Forum PSU requirement for my below configuration Forum Connecting Speakers Directly to a Computer Forum Recenently upgraded GPU + PSU . Computer powers down on windows load. Forum Gigabyte GTX 670 OC PSU requirement . Forum 5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 Forum [Solved] XFX HD4350 frustation -- only 1 PCI-E Connector on PSU! Forum Best GPU for single 1920x1080 monitor? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !