Connecting your GPU to the PSU directly a requirement?

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=12-198-018&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

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?
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  1. The pci-e power connectors are required for the card to work. That cord should be fine.
  2. Thank you very much
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