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Xfx Geforce 8800 Gtx - Dual 6pin Power Supplies?


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#1 dethfist

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Im about to grab the XFX 8800 GTX and decided to take a peek in my new rig for the power connectors . All I see are those 4 pin connectors. Do I need to get some adaptors to change the two 4 pin power connections over to the six or is there something Im missing?
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:00 AM

What PSU do u have? It should have them connectors unless it's quite old.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:07 AM

Its a new rig , 500w Rhycom-sgt ( thats the name on the side of it the PSU. Im looking through the clear side panel and I believe I see all the cords ... And with needing two six pins the should be obvious? I hope
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:15 AM

Just so u know what ur looking for

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:30 AM

Just to be sure I took apart the side panel , grabbed a flashlight and followed the connections from the PSU. There are some larger 4 pins( like the ones that go to DVD drive) then there are one smaller 4 pin that is open as well. I did get a deal on this rig.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:35 AM

Fairly low amps on the 12V rail, combined with a lack of the 6-pin PCI Express molex, tells me that sucker is a fairly low quality power supply.

It would be worthwhile to upgrade it, even if you decide not to upgrade to the 8800GTX.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:50 AM

My suggestion is to pick up a good PSU.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:03 PM

Thanks fellows , I suppose before I go any further with this half-assed setup Ill head over and get a new PSU. I figure 600w should do it for any future needs.
Maybe I can use the old one for my halloween robots on the front porch.
(sigh) So many wires and never did a full replug. Ill do it like a tune up on my camero, one plug at a time.

One last thing any suggestions on PSU. Im on a total low budget. Costly= no GPU
Thanks again , been very helpful.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:05 PM

Why would you buy an 8800GTX when you can get a 9800GT for just over $100?

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:07 PM

I <3 my StealthXStream. But maybe u should take a look @ the Recommended PSUs List. Also remember that PSUs are probably the most overlooked component but u should never just go out & buy the cheapest one. Quality PSUs are ur friiends.

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