Question about plugging in the power

I recently bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500215

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=N82E16883227314&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_- ) 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.
6 answers Last reply
More about question plugging power
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I didn't pay 419$ for it. I found one on ebay for 200$ :D thank you all very much for your input.
  4. 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.
  5. lordkevin89 said:


    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.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Cases Power Graphics Product