8 minutes ago, Tristerin said:
PSU is plenty strong enough. 65w CPU, 5700xt 225w (and you are right, 6 + 8 pin is what they should come in btw - maybe yours is a factory OC?) and 15-20w for ODD,HDD,SSD, fans.
Heres the thing - you can try anything I.E. slot gives 75w, 8 pin gives 150 (that's the 225) then hope that the other 8 pin slot doesn't draw more than 75w and your 6 pin to 8 pin will work just fine.
BUT I have the same option as you (free 6 pin), and knowing what I know I went with 2x Molex to 8 pin (bought 2, only needed 1, got the second cause I may need one in the future and it was super cheap shipped). Im powering an R9 Fury Nitro+ so couldn't take the risk with a 6 pin to 8 pin with that power hungry manimal.
Yeah its oc and can reach 279w at Furmark acording to techpowerup, less during regular use tho. Guess it’ll be fine and im gonna go for 6->8pin for the science (and the part of me that hates the bus and is super lazy). Thanks for the help, appreciate it:)