Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Power Supplies

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
DraGoNsLaYeR786
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
Default Need another PCIe connector?

I just ordered a 430W power supply (Corsair CX430 V2) for my new build, and I realized that it provides only 1 PCIe connector whereas the Radeon 7870 I want requires two. Will my card work properly without the second connector?
DraGoNsLaYeR786 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
Novuake
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default

It will work but will not run at its best. You can get a molex to PCI-e power converter. Look like this :

http://www.google.co.za/imgres?imgur...QEwAw&dur=1682

Strange that you didn't get one with your GPU when you bought it though...
Novuake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
lehtv
Diamond Member
 
lehtv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,958
Default

Get an adapter (molex to PCIe), it'll be fine unless you have an extremely power hungry CPU
__________________
System specs
lehtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.