Adapter for 8 PINz

Hi. My name is Luke and I'm 13 years old. I saved 250$ by working at my neighbors lawn mowing business, and my dad doubled my money because I made all A's in school, for a grand total of 500$USD. I bought all my parts using https://pcpartpicker.com and my only problem is that my XFX Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5 GPU can't be powered because my PSU doesn't have an 8 pin power connector. Is there an adaptor I can purchase that would give me sufficient Wattage while being compatible with my PSU? Here are some pictures.

PS. What are the little 4 pin things that plug into each other
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  1. What PSU Do you have?
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  2. First off, good for you working to earning your own money.

    SR-71 is right on the money asking about what power supply you have.
    Power supplies are not created equally and one "600w" power supply can supply 600w of power with no issues, and another 600w power supply will die a quick death and fry the rest of your parts with it being put under a 250-300w load.
    There is no regulation requirement on power supply ratings and thus often times the number on the sticker can literally be nothing more then ink printed on a sticker.

    Since your PSU does not have an 8 pin connector then either it is a decnet unit that just does not have enough power, or most likely it is a junk psu that does not have the 8 pin connector becuase it cant truley power your GPU and using any sort of adapter will result (maybe not today, maybee not tomorrow, but sometime in the near future) with a fried computer.
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  3. RaidMax RX-730$$ 730W
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  4. RaidMax RX-730$$ 730W
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  5. I wouldn't run any setup with that Raidmax , very very poor quality.

    It has the needed PCIE connections for the card:


    2 x 6+2-Pin
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  6. The PSU Cable doesn't have that 2pin addon that i see in your picture. Would I be better off buying a new psu and returning the old one?
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  7. If you can return it, absolutely. Something like this would be much more reliable and last you a long time.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119&cm_re=seasonic_power_supply-_-17-151-119-_-Product

    If you plan on running crossfire 480s or an SLI setup at some point, something like this would be better

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438060&cm_re=gold_power_supply-_-17-438-060-_-Product

    Even if these are more expensive, they'll last for years and save you some money and hassle in the long run.

    EDIT: also good on you for earning your money, take care of your stuff and it will last you a long time.
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  8. Yes, Raidmax are generally bottom-of-the-barrel PSUs.
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  9. CactusEater said:
    The PSU Cable doesn't have that 2pin addon that i see in your picture. Would I be better off buying a new psu and returning the old one?



    That PSU should have come with the needed cables unless you purchased it used.
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  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    CactusEater said:
    The PSU Cable doesn't have that 2pin addon that i see in your picture. Would I be better off buying a new psu and returning the old one?



    That PSU should have come with the needed cables unless you purchased it used.



    In fairness, given the quality of that PSU, it's most valuable if it comes with no cables.
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  11. DSzymborski said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    CactusEater said:
    The PSU Cable doesn't have that 2pin addon that i see in your picture. Would I be better off buying a new psu and returning the old one?



    That PSU should have come with the needed cables unless you purchased it used.



    In fairness, given the quality of that PSU, it's most valuable if it comes with no cables.


    I know that , just letting him know..
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  12. CactusEater said:
    The PSU Cable doesn't have that 2pin addon that i see in your picture. Would I be better off buying a new psu and returning the old one?



    By far the best thing you could do


    DSzymborski said:

    In fairness, given the quality of that PSU, it's most valuable if it comes with no cables.


    ...have to give it to the man, you do make a very good argument! :D
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  13. Would the EVGA 400 WATT PSU work instead? I picked it up for 10$ unused from our local computer shop. The guy said that amazon shipped him the 400WATT instead of the 750WATT version and he got to keep it.

    24 Pin ATX - 1x, EPS (CPU) - 1x 8pin (4+4), PCIE - 4x, Four-Pin Peripheral - 3x, Floppy - 1x

    Could this power an i3-4160 and RX 480? (I know there's a slight bottleneck and im working on it)
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  14. CactusEater said:
    Would the EVGA 400 WATT PSU work instead? I picked it up for 10$ unused from our local computer shop. The guy said that amazon shipped him the 400WATT instead of the 750WATT version and he got to keep it.

    24 Pin ATX - 1x, EPS (CPU) - 1x 8pin (4+4), PCIE - 4x, Four-Pin Peripheral - 3x, Floppy - 1x

    Could this power an i3-4160 and RX 480? (I know there's a slight bottleneck and im working on it)



    I personally wouldn't. Those entry-level EVGAs are quite meh and better suited to office builds. A PSU is the most important part of a build, after all.
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