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Build Advice PCI-e Power?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Harddiskdriver1, 19 Feb 2012.

  1. Harddiskdriver1

    Harddiskdriver1 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all,
    I've started buying the parts for my first build, the list so far is as follows:

    i5-2500k
    Gigabyte PH67-DS3-B3
    8GB 1333Mhz Kingston HyperX
    Coolermaster Elite 330 with Coolermaster 500W PSU
    500GB Sata III HDD

    What do you think so far? My main question, however, is that later this week I'm planning to order a HD6870, but I've read that it requires 2 6 pin power connections, and my PSU only supplies 1. After a little snooping around I've found some LP4 (whatever that is) to 6 pin PCI-e converters, as well as a PCI-e 6 pin splitter. Would the splitter actually provide enough power to the card? If not, what are LP4 connections? I would have:
    4 Pin Peripheral x 6, SATA x 2, and 4 Pin Floppy x 2
    connections free to be converted if that helps at all.

    Thanks, HDD1 :)
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    If your going to use adaptors you want two molex to 6 pin, Personly I wouldn't myself I would have got a PSU with the correct amount of 6pin PCI-e cables on it
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    LP4 = Molex

    If you must use an adaptor the 2x Molex -> PCI-E is the one to use...

    Personally I'd go with teelz said and get a different PSU
     
  4. Harddiskdriver1

    Harddiskdriver1 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I fell foul of a case/PSU bundle I'm afraid. I'll have to go for adaptors for now, since I don't have the money for a new PSU, but I'll make it my first upgrade. Thanks for the advice guys :)
     

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