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. m 0 l carc November 10, 2012 3:33:21 PM Thank you very much m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedconnecting 3 and 4 pin fans directly to PSU Forum SolvedHow to connect 120 mm fan power header to PSU directly? Forum SolvedHow to determine the PSU requirement for a GPU? Forum PhysX Card / GPU PSU requirement Forum SolvedTroubles connecting PSU to GPU Forum Powerful GPU w/o Direct connection to PSU? Forum SolvedConnecting Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-X (GPU) with SeaSonic M12II 620 (PSU) Forum SolvedConnecting 6 pin and 2+6 pin PSU to two 8pin GPU (Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-X ) Forum Case fans connected directly to the psu? Forum SolvedCan I use a 1 - 6 pin psu with my gpu that requires 2 - 6 pin? Forum SolvedMinimum PSU required for i run ASUS R7 260X DIRECT CUII 2GB? Forum Can i connect my 4 fans directly into my PSU? Forum Help with connecting psu to gpu Forum What happens when my GPU power requirement doesnt meet my PSU? Forum Solvedconnecting wifi adapter directly to non wireless router for wifi access Forum SolvedPSU required to overclock CPU & GPU Forum SolvedConnecting dual NIC server directly to two switches Forum SolvedWhere should I plug my PSU directly? Forum SolvedFan plugs directly into psu, no adapter for mobo Forum SolvedConnecting another psu with gpu 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 !