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    This probably means that your new psu is based on a much older design that pre-dates pci-e video cards.
    You might be able to get by with an adapter like Wazza linked to, but your power supply wires look awfully thin.

    Hopefully your new psu can deliver at least 450 real watts continuously and at higher temperatures.
    If it can, your psu should be able to safely put out up to about 325 watts to your system and video card for extended gaming sessions without problems.

    I don't mean to be an alarmist, but there are way too many sub-standard power supplies sold all over the world.
    Many years ago I lucked out when I found out that my name brand 420 watt psu was actually a pretty good 340 watt psu that would shut itself down due to the OCP (over current protection) feature if it tried to put out more power. The real cheapy power supplies will sometimes burn out when they self destruct by trying to exceed their real limits.

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    Default Re: Best DX11 Video Card under $100?

    Looks like I need a 2 Way 4 pin PSU Power Splitter molex and the 6 PIN PCI-E TO MOLEX in order to have my second sata disk working.

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    Do not overclock your 6850 video card!!
    I'm not a gambler, but looking closely at your psu label and how few connectors your "600 watt" psu has, I'd be willing to bet that your psu only has a total capacity of about 250 watts maximum.

    I hope that I'm wrong, but I have a really bad gut feeling about your new power supply.

    The link is down right now, but read the full Thermaltake Purepower 430W NP Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets review, as this old psu has more connectors and can only put out ~350 watts maximum before it shuts down. From the review:
    This same thing happens with Huntkey Green Star 450 W, but at least this power supply from Thermaltake has all its overload protection in place
    and won’t explode like this model from Huntkey.
    If their site is still down, you can read this pdf copy of the review: Thermaltake Purepower 430 W NP Review [HardwareSecrets].pdf
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    Default Re: Best DX11 Video Card under $100?

    Agree with Prof Jim,

    I have an el cheapo $25 480 w (400w combined)rated psu , which is still working but its power output is v low .try a pcie card as powerfull as the 6850 and playing bf3 on it and even if it would fire up Id be waiting for the small of burning components.

    Your psu is as PJ says based on the old tech, you can tell by the heavy wattage rating for 3.3v and 5v.
    Its also a $20 psu

    Xtech P4 Power Supply 600w (20+4pin) w/Sata

    or less Xtech P4 Power Supply 600w (20+4 Pin) w/SATA - $1,609.30 : Uneek Computer, Quality and Reliability since 1994

    A lot of the web listings seem to be from Jamaica,(thats 1,609 Jamaican dollars like $14 US)no idea why.

    Ideally if going to use an adapter for a 6 pin gx card input you should have 2 seperate connectors from 2 different molex leads coming into it.Does your psu have 2 molex leads or do all 3 connectors come off one lead?

    Im not saying it wont work but I too would be suspicious of the 12v 36A rating.
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    im running a 5770 fine on a 400w using one of those adaptor cables,it too is a cheapo psu that came bundled with the case,you could atleast try it first and see how it goes,im using it with an i3 540 dual chip though
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    Default Re: Best DX11 Video Card under $100?

    Guys, the PSU has 4 pins for processor, 3 molex connectors, 1 sata connector, and a disk drive connector.
    Last edited by lonrot; 03-01-2012 at 09:22 PM.

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    just buy an adaptor that i linked you too,didnt your old card have an adaptor? usually all graphic cards ship with them in the box
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    @wazaa How can I remove the 6850 from my mobo? I don't see any switch or anything, I've tried different directions but it's stuck.


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    see the two blue prongs at the bottom of the blue slot? press down gently towards motherboard and it should release it
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    LOL I did press gently and strongly and I couldn't move it. I'm gonna try one more time.

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