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Can i use either 2x molex to 8pin pcie adapter or 6pin pcie to 8pin pcie to power my new Gtx 1060 card ?

Hello ,

Today i finally received my new MSI armored GTX 1060 which uses 8 pin connector forgetting that my 8 pin connector is already used fro my CPU . Ive read several posts about using adapters and from my understanding it all comes down to specific PSU u have so i thought id ask you guys to help me out with my case. I got Chieftec CHP-500A 500W and im wondering is it possible to safely power either CPU (i5-5670k on stock speed) or my new Gtx 1060 on one of the 2 adapters i mentioned in the title and other one with defauly 8 pin connector that came with the CPU. I guess i should also mention that im aware that best option is to buy a new PSU but id like to avoid that if possible since i spent majority of what i had left from my budget on this new card . Thx in advance , Viktor .
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  1. new card PSU is safer option as they come with the pcie 8pin power adaptor & the extra power to power you cpu dont use adaptors sounds like your psu is a crap 1
  2. Plumboby said:
    i mean get a new psu
    I understand thats the best option but how unsafe is using adapters , if it doesnt work out can it harm my GPU or will it just turn off without any permanent damage ?
  3. you end up cooking your psu causing damage to everything else go buy a new psu with the correct plugs safest option saves causing expensive damage
  4. Stoka94 said:
    Plumboby said:
    i mean get a new psu
    I understand thats the best option but how unsafe is using adapters , if it doesnt work out can it harm my GPU or will it just turn off without any permanent damage ?



    If the PSU goes out, it could send a power surge to the GPU and kill it. The PSU doesn't have an PCIe 8-pin connector for a reason, it's not meant to power such a card and isn't made with the quality needed. It is never a good idea to use those adapters. The 8-pin connector for the PSU is a different connection than the PCIe connection.

    Basically, your PSU is a fire hazard.

    Here is a good reference:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Seasonic and EVGA(minus the W1, B1, P1 models) make some of the best PSU's on the market.
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    Yep, don't take any chances, buy a suitable PSU that's got all the required connectors.

    There's no way of knowing for sure what components will be damaged by using adapter cables until it happens (and then it's too late).
  6. Martell1977 said:
    Stoka94 said:
    Plumboby said:
    i mean get a new psu
    I understand thats the best option but how unsafe is using adapters , if it doesnt work out can it harm my GPU or will it just turn off without any permanent damage ?



    If the PSU goes out, it could send a power surge to the GPU and kill it. The PSU doesn't have an PCIe 8-pin connector for a reason, it's not meant to power such a card and isn't made with the quality needed. It is never a good idea to use those adapters. The 8-pin connector for the PSU is a different connection than the PCIe connection.

    Basically, your PSU is a fire hazard.

    Here is a good reference:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Seasonic and EVGA(minus the W1, B1, P1 models) make some of the best PSU's on the market.


    In your opinion is Seasonic S12 II 520W a good choice i just googled those 2 brands in my country and that model is relativly cheap and it has 6+2 pin for GPU which should work well right ?
  7. Stoka94 said:
    In your opinion is Seasonic S12 II 520W a good choice i just googled those 2 brands in my country and that model is relativly cheap and it has 6+2 pin for GPU which should work well right ?


    Yes, that is one of their best models and one I recommend often.
  8. Martell1977 said:
    Stoka94 said:
    In your opinion is Seasonic S12 II 520W a good choice i just googled those 2 brands in my country and that model is relativly cheap and it has 6+2 pin for GPU which should work well right ?


    Yes, that is one of their best models and one I recommend often.


    Thank you so much man , you really helped me. Also sorry for bothering u so much but can u briefly explain whats wrong with W1 series , because the PSU that i wanted to buy is out of stock and only other from ones u mentioned that i can find is W1
  9. Stoka94 said:
    Thank you so much man , you really helped me. Also sorry for bothering u so much but can u briefly explain whats wrong with W1 series , because the PSU that i wanted to buy is out of stock and only other from ones u mentioned that i can find is W1


    The W1, B1 and P1 models from EVGA were of poor quality, so not recommended. Their revisions improved that a lot and now they are regarded are some of the best...except those models.
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