Closed Will CX430 PSU be able to run a 7870 Vid Card Tags: Radeon Graphics Last response: November 25, 2012 7:26 AM in Graphics & Displays Share zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:31:41 AM I'm a little bit confused about my PSU running a 7870. The 7870 has 2 6-pin slots but the psu only comes with 1 6+2 pin connector, but some resources online say that it should be able to run it? any clarification would be greatly appreciated More about : cx430 psu run 7870 vid card killerhurtalot November 25, 2012 2:41:14 AM nope. it will not run with 1x6 pin connector plugged in. Since both 2x 6 pin plugs and 1x 8 pin plug delivers 150w of power... What they meant online is probably that you need a splitter. (it splits a 8 pin plug into 2x 6pin plugs) zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:50:55 AM So I need a PSU with 2x6 pin pci-e connectors? I'm a little bit confused because a number of PSU calculators say that the cx430 should be able to run the 7870 along with the rest of my setup. Related resources List of graphic card that can run on corsair cx430 ..? - Forum Can I run a HD 5850 on a CX430 ? [Corsair Builder Series, 28A, 1 Rail] - Forum Corsair cx430 or seasonic s12-II 520 psu ? - Forum CX 430 7870 Question - Forum A 7870 Le On Corsair 430w? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution killerhurtalot November 25, 2012 2:53:13 AM No. there's a splitter cable that converts the 6+2 pin plug you have on your psu into 2x 6 pin plugs. You need to have 2 x 6 pin plugs plugged into that gpu in order for it to work. zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:55:52 AM gotcha. $5 for a splitter sounds a lot better than getting a new psu. thanks zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:56:15 AM Best answer selected by zyzz123. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumVideo card help for relative newbie ForumReccommend a vid card Forum2 x Sapphire HD 7870 's, can't Crossfire ForumWhat do you think of the cx430 ForumWill I be able to run Starcraft 2 and Battlefield 3 on max settings? ForumStalled out on the PSU & VID Card I53570k\z77extreme4 please help me ForumHIS Raedon 7870 ...match up my power supply please ForumWill this be able to run BF3. ForumA10-5800k with 7850, 7870 or something else ForumWhat would I be able to run ? ForumDual HD 7870 s, Worth It, In The Long Run ? ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? 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 !