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Windows 7: Will this Power supply work with this graphics card?

05 Dec 2011   #11
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

that gpu has an 8 and a 6 pin connector not seen that before. (dont worry im just pointing it out its not an issue lol )


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05 Dec 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to be clear, you don't need an 850watt power supply to run that one card, a 650-700 watt power supply would work as well. Now if you're running two of those cards, than yeah an 850 would be good.
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05 Dec 2011   #13
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

lol yeah i suggested a 650w
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05 Dec 2011   #14
bluehoney

windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Just to be clear, you don't need an 850watt power supply to run that one card, a 650-700 watt power supply would work as well. Now if you're running two of those cards, than yeah an 850 would be good.
Well I think in the future i might sli, so im going to buy the 850 so I dont need to upgrade my PSU later Im guessing it will still work for that one card for now though? ><
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05 Dec 2011   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah that's fine. Just passing info.
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05 Dec 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, if you don't have enough of the PCI Express 6 pin power connectors, the new graphics cards will come with adapters to convert molex connections (2) into a 6 pin PCI-Express (1).

So, it's also not necessary to replace your power supply if you run into this specific issue.
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05 Dec 2011   #17
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

my 6950 didnt
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05 Dec 2011   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Also, if you don't have enough of the PCI Express 6 pin power connectors, the new graphics cards will come with adapters to convert molex connections (2) into a 6 pin PCI-Express (1).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
my 6950 didnt
Depends on what card brand you get, my Sapphire 6950 2 gig did come with one. I know XFX brands come with them as well.
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05 Dec 2011   #19
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluehoney View Post
Ok so the things I will need are 2x6 pin connectors?
You'll need a 6 pin and an 8 pin. (A 6+2 PCI-E cable can be used as either a 6 or 8 pin.)

nVidia has a list of PSUs that they certify for various multi-card setups:

Build an SLI PC - Certified SLI-Ready Power Supplies

If a good 950W PSU is adequate for two 580 cards in a system, then 650W ought to be adequate for one card. (Gigabyte recommends a minimum of 750W, but a good 650W PSU may offer more +12V current than a poor 750W one.)
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