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Build Advice psu / cpu power / gpu power question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stephen0205, 12 Sep 2021.

  1. stephen0205

    stephen0205 Modder

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    So im having a brain fart moment, and telling myself it will be fine. But wanted to double check

    Old intel 3770k system


    Bought this psu to go in it, the 8 pin cable dont reach the cpu power, im right in reading that i will just need to buy an 8pin to 8 pin extender ? (im not gonna cut them and do it myself as its for my nephew)
    https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-s12-ss-430hb-ob-430w/p/N82E16817151044


    And for the gpu picked up this on here recently, which is an 8 pin, i have an adapter which is 2 6 pin to one 8 pin ...... would that work ?, it says it needs 450 wats but only draws like 120 ish so should be fine ? , or would i be better with just a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter to conquer it ?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...v_rx570gaming_4gd_radeon_rx_570_4g.html/specs
     
  2. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    I would have thought a single 6-pin to 8-pin would do the job just fine.
    I would also think that the PSU would be enough, just don't try overclocking.
     
  3. Stanley Lopez

    Stanley Lopez What's a Dremel?

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    Why to wanna try overclocking? Is there any specific reason i want to know.
     
  4. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Overclocking will significantly increase the power draw potentially. So it could end up over the rated maximum for the PSU.
     
  5. stephen0205

    stephen0205 Modder

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    thanking you fellas, i wont be overlocking it, maybe down the line when its on its last legs lol, its for my nephew so as i need to touch as less stuff as possible so it runs without tweaking here and there when things dont work, i wont be monitoring it like i do my own machine so gonna be fairly maintance free
     

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