Wafflemonger

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I purchased a Radeon HD 6870 (2GB DDR5) graphics card and found out my power supply didn't have two 6pin connectors. Even though the power supply is 700W which makes it extremely sketchy so I'm looking at getting a different PSU but I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

What it looks like is that it has a 6pin that goes into the graphics card alone, an 8pin that goes into the motherboard and a 24pin that goes into the motherboard and 2 other 4pin molex that are extra.

I know that it must fit the motherboard requirements of the 24pin but other than that I'm clueless. I looked through a bunch of threads on here but they're mostly computer specific. I don't know exactly what information I need to figure out what exactly I need but the computer I have is this:

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229241

It's also a gigabyte UD3 motherboard, not sure which of the 3 I have but the 3 listed on the manual are:

GA-P67S-UD3
GA-PH67A-UD3
GA-PH67-UD3

I'm certain the graphics card fits with the computer I just don't have the correct cables to connect it. Someone else said I could use an adapter to go from the 4pin molex to the 6pin PCI express but I don't know if that's even safe and I'd rather not have anything get damaged.

Any help would be very much appreciated :)!

Edit: I found this power supply which is certified by AMD to support the 6870 and it has a 24 pin connector but I just want to make sure it'll work with my motherboard, etc etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139033
 

Wafflemonger

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Thank you very much sir! Is hooking up a PSU easy? I know I'll have to remove a bunch of things and have to thread it all through the case but it should work just perfectly after that right? Told you I'm new at this :D learning things as I go!
 

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