Question PSU connector trouble...

May 5, 2020
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Hey guys, I'm having a dilemma here.
So basically, I bought my computer back in 2016 for around 430euro. It came with an A58ML motherboard, an R7 250 1gb GDDR5 GPU, an Athlon x4 750 Quad-Core Processor, 8 gigs of RAM, and 1TB HDD. It also came with a 500w PSU. Now today I'm looking to upgrade my Graphics Card to either an RX 560 4gb or R9 380 4gb ( Maybe you could also give me an opinion about that too ). The problem is, the RX 560 requires a single 6pin connector and the R9 380 (which I prefer over the other one) requires 2x6 pin connectors and my PSU has neither. I understand that I have to buy a new PSU and the only good one I can afford is the ZUS-FOR500S (500w PSU) and the connectors it has are :

ATX 24pin: 24(20+4)pin
ATX 8pin (EPS 12V): 1(4+4)pin
PCI Express 8pin: 1x 8(6+2)pin
PCI Express 6pin: 1
SATA: 5

So can that 6+2 connector be used as a separate 6 pin connector + the regular 6pin it has, so it can power the R9 380 ?

P.S. I have a very low budget for this, about 90 euro for both the GPU and the PSU.
 
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So can that 6+2 connector be used as a separate 6 pin connector + the regular 6pin it has, so it can power the R9 380 ?
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Yes.
That's the idea.
Right, thank you. And one last question. Would this PSU be able to power everything in my PC ? So it needs to power and connect to : GPU, CPU, CPU Fan and one case Fan, 1Tb HDD, 1 256gb SSD, 1 CD ROM, 3 UBS slots and one universal card (MicroSD, SD, TF...) reader I added myself.
 
I'm not familiar with that PSU.
It may not be a good PSU....but assuming it is halfway decent....

Your CPU is 65 watts.
The RX 560 is 80 watts.
The rest of what you have isn't going to add that much more....
So if the PSU is halfway decent, I think it should work.
...but if the PSU is of bad quality....then who knows.
 
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I'm not familiar with that PSU.
It may not be a good PSU....but assuming it is halfway decent....

Your CPU is 65 watts.
The RX 560 is 80 watts.
The rest of what you have isn't going to add that much more....
So if the PSU is halfway decent, I think it should work.
...but if the PSU is of bad quality....then who knows.
So you would recommend the RX 560 over the R9 380 because of the lower power consumption?
 

bignastyid

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That's a 350w unit at best given the 12v rails are only rated for a combined 350w. A 380 would be a bad idea. Overall I would not recommend that PSU, you never know what else they have misrepresented and saving a bit of money on the PSU isn't worth losing the system.
 
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Ok so in that case I am considering an adapter. I have a good, trusty 500w power supply with every connector except the 2x6 pins I need. I have 2 free Molex cables tho so my question is, Will 2 adapters (1xMolex to 1x6 pin) work for the 2x 6 pins I need on the R9 380 4gb ?
 

bignastyid

Titan
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Ok so in that case I am considering an adapter. I have a good, trusty 500w power supply with every connector except the 2x6 pins I need. I have 2 free Molex cables tho so my question is, Will 2 adapters (1xMolex to 1x6 pin) work for the 2x 6 pins I need on the R9 380 4gb ?
The current PSU you have is not good, trustworthy or 500w. Adapters are a bad idea. If a PSU lacks the connectors you need thats usually a sign you need a new PSU.
 

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