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February 9, 2013 3:41:28 AM

I recently bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's still being shipped. I took the side of my case off ( this is my PC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) to make sure everything was going to be ok. I don't have a 16 pin connector. All I have is 2 4 ping connectors, and the card requires 4. Will I be ok with only having 2 plugged in? Sorry if I am vague.
a c 236 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:54:20 AM

The GTX570 card requires two 6 pin pci-e power connectors and about a 550w psu.

The card comes with molex to 6 pin adapters in case your psu does not have the two 6 pin connectors.

That said, If your psu does not have two 6 pin connectors, I would not trust it with adapters.
As it is, the 480w psu included is likely to be a cheap one that I would not use.
I think you are looking at a psu upgrade.

Or... return the GTX570 in favor of an equivalently performing GTX660 that needs 430w and only one 6 pin connector.
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 4:20:27 AM

I second that. That PSU looks like it was never meant to run a real gpu. Getting a good PSU is a much better option than toasting your new gpu, or possibly the whole system.
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February 9, 2013 4:35:46 AM

I didn't pay 419$ for it. I found one on ebay for 200$ :D  thank you all very much for your input.
February 9, 2013 5:42:12 AM

Wow that card looks nice, hope it works out well. I would absolutely 100% get a new power supply that is at least 650W or more, probably more. I have been through a couple brands in my lifetime and I would say Antec has always been very reliable for me. It is worth the investment to make sure everything is powered efficiently.
a c 236 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 12:59:55 PM



The best time to ask questions is BEFORE you buy, not after.
That way, you can change if you need to.

I might have suggested a different psu.
Your psu is a tier 4 unit(Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs) on this list.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
But, you are likely to be OK.
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