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My new graphics card needs an 8 pin connector but my current one has 6 pin only. Do I need a new PSU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I decided to replace my GTX 960 Mini with a GTX 1070. The product page for my PC says I have a 600 W PSU but I can only see 1 6-pin connector that's connected to my current card. See image: 

5801715022e168a3ffe36a594ae3965726b1f98a I read that such adapter is not recommended.

So do I need a new PSU?

My specs:

Intel Core i7-4790 (4 cores) up to 4Ghz
2Tb SATA3 7200rpm
16Gb DDR3 1600Mhz
DVD-RW Super Multi
ASUS GeForce GTX960 2Gb GDDR5
600W Silent PFC 12cm (I guess it's this one)

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well... that adapter isn't the problem

 

but that psu. boy that seems sketchy. get a new high quality one is my recommendation


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I'd replace it. Any "600w" PSU with only 1x 6pin PCIe connector is likely to be trash. Out of curiosity is there any labelling on the other side of the PSU?

Your i7 4790 + GTX 1070 will only really require 300W max. You could get a decent quality 450W PSU to replace it.


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i think what you have is a re-branded LMS Power unit like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/I-CHOOSE-LIMITED-LMS-Data-X750-750W-ATX-PSU-Switching-Power-Supply-with-12cm-PC/183500895347?epid=16021955024&hash=item2ab9817473:g:se0AAOSwWW5b0Dg9:rk:2:pf:0

 

i had that exact unit with a 4790 and a 1060 and i was playing ark survival and my pc just died and all the fans stopped spinning, after 2 weeks of trouble shooting(this pc had more points of failiure than usual as it was a re-purposed oem unit), i worked out that the psu had blown and taken my motherboard out with it. in total the £20 psu lead to me needing a £60 motherboard replacement and a new £40 psu. overall i would get off that unit asap and move to somthing like an evga b-stock unit for £30.


Have a nice day:)

 

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1 minute ago, Ic3d said:

 

 

7 minutes ago, Labeled said:

 

 

4 minutes ago, Spotty said:

 

it seems to be a ewent 600w power pfc professional, but they are hiding the label in every single picture. this seems to be really sketch...


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guys, look at the amount of dust buildup on the PSU and other components. He's had it for a while. His PSU is probably fine. 

an adapter is way cheaper than a new psu, GPUs used to come with these adapters even.

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Just now, Labeled said:

guys, look at the amount of dust buildup on the PSU and other components. He's had it for a while. His PSU is probably fine. 

an adapter is way cheaper than a new psu, GPUs used to come with these adapters even.

just because i havent died yet doesnt mean im not going to die, it could be later today it could be in 60 years but having good healthcare (in this case a good psu) will certainly help reach the 60 year mark.


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12 minutes ago, Spotty said:

I'd replace it. Any "600w" PSU with only 1x 6pin PCIe connector is likely to be trash. Out of curiosity is there any labelling on the other side of the PSU?

Your i7 4790 + GTX 1070 will only really require 300W max. You could get a decent quality 450W PSU to replace it.

Only "AC 220 V / 50 Hz"

 

Yeah I have this PC for about 3 years I think if not more. So would you say my linked adapter would be OK (at least temporarily)?

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1 minute ago, Rytis2 said:

Only "AC 220 V / 50 Hz"

 

Yeah I have this PC for about 3 years I think if not more. So would you say my linked adapter would be OK (at least temporarily)?

maybe for a few days  to a couple of weeks but no more, a much better sulution if to get a new psu from here: https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=8

 

some of the psus are going for $20 which is only about $17 more than geting the adapter but gets you a much more security and peace of mind that your new gpu will be fine:)


Have a nice day:)

 

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10 minutes ago, Labeled said:

guys, look at the amount of dust buildup on the PSU and other components. He's had it for a while. His PSU is probably fine. 

an adapter is way cheaper than a new psu, GPUs used to come with these adapters even.

Very bad advice. No way that this power supply is able to supply 600 watt on the 12v rail while only featuring those connectors.

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2 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

Only "AC 220 V / 50 Hz"

 

Yeah I have this PC for about 3 years I think if not more. So would you say my linked adapter would be OK (at least temporarily)?

I would say don't go with a 6 pin to 8 pin pcie adapter, you're probably safe going with a 2x molex to 8 pin or 6+2pin PCIe adapter

 

This is because 6pin is 75W while 8/6+2 is 150W

 

6+2 is where its an 8pin but 2 of them are able to be disconnected.

 

 

If you want to freak out and get a new PSU thats fine. but if it has served you fine for 3 years, you're probably fine.

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4 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

Only "AC 220 V / 50 Hz"

 

Yeah I have this PC for about 3 years I think if not more. So would you say my linked adapter would be OK (at least temporarily)?

could you send a picture of the label on it? it should look like this

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2 minutes ago, Ic3d said:

some of the psus are going for $20 which is only about $17 more than geting the adapter

yeah... but those are kinda crap...


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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

could you send a picture of the label on it? it should look like this

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yeah... but those are kinda crap...

i would rather have one of the 600w 80+ white evga b-stock units than a no-name unit


Have a nice day:)

 

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Just now, Ic3d said:

i would rather have one of the 600w 80+ white evga b-stock units than a no-name unit

true. but i would rather pay another 10 dollars for a cxm than a meh psu with a one year warrenty


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

PS2 OG

Xbox OG

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Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

true. but i would rather pay another 10 dollars for a cxm than a meh psu with a one year warrenty

me too but in this case, i was just assuming that OP wanted to spend the least possible, but you said the cxm psus are better.


Have a nice day:)

 

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15 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

Only "AC 220 V / 50 Hz"

 

Yeah I have this PC for about 3 years I think if not more. So would you say my linked adapter would be OK (at least temporarily)?

No. Keep using your GTX 960 until you get a decent PSU.

If you like we can help you find a suitable PSU. What country are you in? I'm guessing Europe/UK if it is a 220V unit? India?


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1 minute ago, Ic3d said:

me too but in this case, i was just assuming that OP wanted to spend the least possible, but you said the cxm psus are better.

if you have money for a good gaming pc, you have money to keep it safe. 30 bucks for not letting it die in a couple years is nothing. when a psu dies, it almost always takes something with it


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CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

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2 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

84679938972860ff2657b00810e23c62856347be

 

Here is the picture. I'm from Lithuania (EU). What would you recommend from this eshop: https://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_komponentai_tinklo_produktai/korpusas_ir_ausinimas/maitinimo_blokai/filter/431_o:439_o ?

if you cant afford much go with this: https://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_komponentai_tinklo_produktai/korpusas_ir_ausinimas/maitinimo_blokai/corsair_atx_231_vs_series_350w_cp9020095eu

however i would reccomend this if you can afford it: https://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_komponentai_tinklo_produktai/korpusas_ir_ausinimas/maitinimo_blokai/corsair_vs550_550w_cp9020171eu

 

it sucks that psus are so expensive over there, i feel for you


Have a nice day:)

 

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2 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

Here is the picture. I'm from Lithuania (EU). What would you recommend from this eshop: https://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_komponentai_tinklo_produktai/korpusas_ir_ausinimas/maitinimo_blokai/filter/431_o:439_o ?

I'll have a look and see if there are any decent units available at reasonable prices.

@Stefan Payne might be able to help recommend something, as I see quite a few cheaper Xilence units however I'm not familiar with which specific models are decent and which aren't.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you very much for the suggestions. I will look into upgrading (maybe a bit later). Some say that PFC is active and others have it passive. Is this important? Which is better – I guess active?

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19 minutes ago, Rytis2 said:

84679938972860ff2657b00810e23c62856347be

 

Here is the picture. I'm from Lithuania (EU). What would you recommend from this eshop: https://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_komponentai_tinklo_produktai/korpusas_ir_ausinimas/maitinimo_blokai/filter/431_o:439_o ?

only 28a on the 12 volt... like i wouldn't have guessed it wasn't 600 watts continuous. there's a psu tier list down my signature. i would recommend at least tier c


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS2 OG

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Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

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