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Will my PSU work?

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February 17, 2013 9:02:03 AM

I am thinking about upgrading my graphics card from a Radeon HD 6670 to a HD 7850 or something better, the only problem is my 500w PSU doesnt have a 6pin PCI connector, it has 2 4pin spares but they are being used by the case fans.
Can i use a 4pin to 6pin connector or does the fans mean its not possible?
Also, if you can think of a better graphics card then go ahead ;) 

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a c 178 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 9:16:09 AM

Get new psu.i suggest get corsair cx 500w psu.
February 17, 2013 9:44:46 AM

Buying a new PSU is over my budget, any alternatives?
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 10:06:19 AM

Not really. If it only has 2 4 pin spares and no pcie connector there's no way it's really a 500 W. Manufacturer probably just lied and you'll burn it out and possibly take everything with it
February 17, 2013 10:21:25 AM

Great. Thanks for the help.
a c 178 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 10:50:01 AM

Always welcome
a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 11:01:29 AM

unksol said:
Not really. If it only has 2 4 pin spares and no pcie connector there's no way it's really a 500 W. Manufacturer probably just lied and you'll burn it out and possibly take everything with it


+1, So True...

Try upgrade your PSU first before buying the card...
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