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Best graphic card with only 1x 6pin additional power input

Hello,

Since I don't wont to upgrade my case and psu (custom build, nice fit), I'm looking for the best graphic card with only one additional 6pin power plug, at a reasonable price (sub $300). My PSU should handle 75x2=150W via Y molex/sata power adapter but not much more, since it's rated 350W 85+, with 324W (24A) on the +12V rail. My current guess would be a gtx 960, but I'm far from convinced by this card. Perhaps an older model ?

Thank you very much for your help,

qwerkus
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    I would personally shoot for this card at that price range for a single 6-pin connector.
    R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5

    Here is some additional info about the card:
    http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/R7260XDC2OC2GD5/

    Here is a link to amazon for the card (USA):
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-2GB-Graphics-Cards-R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5/dp/B00FW4LF4Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424857082&sr=8-1&keywords=R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5

    Beware with that card, however- the newer gen design is the way to go with it.
    The old gen have a lot of stability issues.


    On a side note, the GTX 960 is a solid contender for the price range, and requirements.
    I would get the GTX 960 over the 7260 if you are more concerned about gaming fps.
    I would get the 7260 if you want some elbow room for overclocking.

    It really comes down to preference, and usage.
  2. RooSalad said:
    I would personally shoot for this card at that price range for a single 6-pin connector.
    R7260X-DC2OC-2GD5.


    Nice card, didn't know about it. Sadly, the heatpipes increase the height of the card too much - wouldn't fit. I'd say max height about 120mm. I have to mod the 6pin power cable anyway.
  3. I'm having a lot of trouble finding a video card with relatively decent power, while being smaller than that 7260, with only a single 6-pin power connector. :??:
  4. So I guess the gtx 960 from evga will be my best option: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2962-KR

    Though it costs a lot more than the r7!
  5. Honestly that's a very solid card. A close friend of mine has used that exact card for a long time now. He hasn't had any complains about it.
  6. RooSalad said:
    a long time now.


    How is that possible, the card is only a month old or so ?!?
  7. qwerkus said:
    RooSalad said:
    a long time now.


    How is that possible, the card is only a month old or so ?!?



    He's had it since a few days after it was released on NewEgg. I'm pretty sure he even paid more than that for it, but I can't be positive. He uses it in a tiny "off the shelf" office computer case, with a new PSU and micro atx motherboard.
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