GTX 1080 + Molex to 8 pin

kenkire

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Hi, I've been searching the web for a while but haven't gotten a clear answer to what I've been looking for.
I recently bought a EVGA GeForce GTX 1080, an upgrade from my R9 270x https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487245&cm_re=EVGA_GEFORCE_GTX_1080_FTW-_-14-487-245-_-Product and realized that it needed 2x8 pin power connectors. Probably going to get some hate for using raidmax but, I'm currently using https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042 and don't really want to replace it since it's been working out so far. The PSU came with 2x 6+2 pin power connector but unfortunately, I threw the box that contained them. I emailed the manufacturer (Raidmax) if they could provide me with some spare PCIE cables but haven't gotten an answer yet. I was wondering if it was safe to use 2x molex to 8 pins in order to power up this GPU without having it die in the middle of a gaming session/burn my house down.

Thank you!

Specs:

i5-3750k, 3.4 GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
Raidmax Blackstone 700W
MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
 

kenkire

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Which PSU would you recommend for my build?
 

kenkire

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Alright thanks ^^
 

bignastyid

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It is better than the Raidmax, but that's not exactly hard to do. It's not a unit I'd buy or use to power a high end gpu. I'd say get the 520w S12II as its the same price and has enough power but it only has 1 6+2 pin connector and 1 6-pin, so it would sadly require an adapter :(. To be adapter free you'd have to get the 620w version which is $75.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/nB3RsY/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze
 

kenkire

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Yeah... I just went ahead and bought the S12ii 620w, hopefully it comes soon so I can use this goodie ^^, thanks for the answers
 
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