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PSU should be powerful enough, but no 6-pin PCI

System:
PSU - Turbolink ATX-XG500W (500W)
CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT720 (1GB)
RAM: 8GB DDR3

I've got my 500W PSU and I am planning on buying an GTX 1060 graphics card. Specified power supply is 400W+ and mine is 500. Using the wattage calculator I got ~370W that I need with the new graphics card.
Now, the problem is that I don't have a 6-pin PCI cable from my PSU (I already ordered an adapter from molex to 6 pin) but since my power supply is powerful enough, could I safely connect it with the adapter?
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    Umenemo said:
    System:
    PSU - Turbolink ATX-XG500W (500W)
    CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT720 (1GB)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3

    I've got my 500W PSU and I am planning on buying an GTX 1060 graphics card. Specified power supply is 400W+ and mine is 500. Using the wattage calculator I got ~370W that I need with the new graphics card.
    Now, the problem is that I don't have a 6-pin PCI cable from my PSU (I already ordered an adapter from molex to 6 pin) but since my power supply is powerful enough, could I safely connect it with the adapter?


    The Turbolink made by Apevia is a very very poor PSU , you need to upgrade your power supply. A 500w power supply with no 6 pin is a sign of how poor the quality is.

    Don't use adapters with very poor power supplies , bad idea.
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  3. Umenemo said:
    System:
    PSU - Turbolink ATX-XG500W (500W)
    CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT720 (1GB)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3

    I've got my 500W PSU and I am planning on buying an GTX 1060 graphics card. Specified power supply is 400W+ and mine is 500. Using the wattage calculator I got ~370W that I need with the new graphics card.
    Now, the problem is that I don't have a 6-pin PCI cable from my PSU (I already ordered an adapter from molex to 6 pin) but since my power supply is powerful enough, could I safely connect it with the adapter?


    your system is not good enough for a 1060


    max it can handle half way decently is a gtx 1050 ti and even then it will get bottlenecked


    also that power supply is crap and should not be even running a toaster, dont assume it can ACTUALLY deliver its rated wattage making that assumption will only lead to tears

    before you get anything decent you are going to need to upgrade that
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Umenemo said:
    System:
    PSU - Turbolink ATX-XG500W (500W)
    CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT720 (1GB)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3

    I've got my 500W PSU and I am planning on buying an GTX 1060 graphics card. Specified power supply is 400W+ and mine is 500. Using the wattage calculator I got ~370W that I need with the new graphics card.
    Now, the problem is that I don't have a 6-pin PCI cable from my PSU (I already ordered an adapter from molex to 6 pin) but since my power supply is powerful enough, could I safely connect it with the adapter?


    The Turbolink made by Apevia is a very very poor PSU , you need to upgrade your power supply. A 500w power supply with no 6 pin is a sign of how poor the quality is.

    Don't use adapters with very poor power supplies , bad idea.


    Anonymous said:
    Umenemo said:
    System:
    PSU - Turbolink ATX-XG500W (500W)
    CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT720 (1GB)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3

    I've got my 500W PSU and I am planning on buying an GTX 1060 graphics card. Specified power supply is 400W+ and mine is 500. Using the wattage calculator I got ~370W that I need with the new graphics card.
    Now, the problem is that I don't have a 6-pin PCI cable from my PSU (I already ordered an adapter from molex to 6 pin) but since my power supply is powerful enough, could I safely connect it with the adapter?


    your system is not good enough for a 1060


    max it can handle half way decently is a gtx 1050 ti and even then it will get bottlenecked


    also that power supply is crap and should not be even running a toaster, dont assume it can ACTUALLY deliver its rated wattage making that assumption will only lead to tears

    before you get anything decent you are going to need to upgrade that


    I see, so then I will look in further to buy a good power supply, thnx!
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