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) Score 0 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. Score 0 Related resources Will CORSAIR CX430 [430W] PSU runs my XFX RADEON HD5770 card ?? - Forum Can a Corsair cx430 PSU run a R9 270x? - Forum Will cx430 be able to run the Radeon 7850? - Forum Would a cx430 power supply be able to run this build? - Forum What's the best vid card I can run on my psu? - 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. Share zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:55:52 AM gotcha. $5 for a splitter sounds a lot better than getting a new psu. thanks Score 0 zyzz123 November 25, 2012 2:56:15 AM Best answer selected by zyzz123. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will my Be Quiet Straight Power E9 580W CM PSU be able to run smoothly the ASUS GTX 760 OC (GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5) VGA card? Forum Solvedwill i be able to run a asus amd radeon HD 7870 2 gb gddr5 with my set up? Forum SolvedCan this computer specs will be able to run amd radeon hd 7870 : Forum Will it run? New PSU and VID Card Forum new PSU 650w 12v 36a won't run my cheap vid card?!?!? Forum SolvedWill a AMD Phenom ii 840t processor be able to handle an AMD 7870 card? Forum Can i run 2 Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC Editin Gfx card on 750 PSU Forum Graphics card wattage be able to run on my psu Forum SolvedWill my PSU be able to run two gpu's? Forum SolvedWill my PSU be able to run two gpu's? Forum SolvedWill my PSU be able to run two gpu's? Forum SolvedWill a 750W PSU be able to run two GPU's? Forum Solvedcan i run HD 7870 ON PSU ? Forum SolvedLeast powerful nVidia card able to run modern games on high settings Forum SolvedR9 280x able to run with 500W PSU? 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 !