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PSU Seasonic X-400 Fanless 400W with GTX 460 1GB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Oggyb, 30 Oct 2010.

  1. Oggyb

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    Hi all. Almost too late I realised that the above PSU only provides modular connection for one PCIe power connector, and the 460 requires two of them.

    This isn't a super-high power-sucking card, so I know I'm ok to use the two parts together, but I'm wondering how I'm going to get that extra 10W of power from the PSU to the card.

    Is it as simple as buying a splitter?
     
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    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Most graphics cards come with a molex to 6 pin pci-e connector. Are you sure you didnt throw yours in a corner somewhere?
     
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    LOL yes I know :) that's not what I mean.

    I'm talking about the actual back of the actual PSU, linked in my above post. It's not as simple as swooping in with a standard molex.
     
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    Wierd, that photo shows sockets for two PCI-E power cables (2 x 6 pin) but the Seasonic website confirms that it only comes with one cable. I think that photo might be the 460w version which is shown on the same page on their website (and comes with two PCI-E power cables). Maybe the 400w version either only has one or one is disabled.

    The power from molex power cables is the same voltage as PCI-E otherwise you wouldn't be able to buy the connector. :D
     
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    Your call. As long as you are sure that the 400w is going to do the job, a cable like I linked to earlier will suffice. The 400w looks like it will come with enough 4 pin molex connections, you only need two. Is 33A on the 12v rail enough for your needs?
     
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    Ya, it's an H55 i3 system.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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