[SOLVED] SATA 15 Pin Male to 6 Pin PCI-Express

xmasholiday

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So recently I upgraded me and my sons computer. So i had alot of extra parts left over, anyways I built my wife a computer from the left over parts.
she does not have a video card in her computer yet im trying to put one in hers without buying a new powersupply
she has a newer stock psu in it atm from a dell i7 4790 system hardly ever used almost new it has 450 watts anyways i was digging around my basement looking for an old video card and i came across a hd 7770 1ghz edition card and without buying a new psu i was gonna buy a
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15-Pin-SATA-Male-to-8-Pin-6-2-Pin-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Power-Adapter-Cable/153922793037?hash=item23d6836e4d:g:QEkAAOSw6DNceesp
Mind you in her computer i built she has no A: drive or cd-rom I didnt feel it was needed.
my question is would there be any reason as to why this wouldnt work.
 

Barty1884

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my question is would there be any reason as to why this wouldnt work.
Initially? Or safely & long-term?

Wire gauge, power draw etc would be the main reasons.
Not to mention, a "450W" unit without at least a single 6pin PCIe connector isn't a reliable "450W" unit.

IIRC, a SATA connector is spec'd for ~5A @ 12V, and is built accordingly.
An 8pin PCIe connector, by spec can pull 150W (12.5A), and even the 6pin (of a 6+2) can pull 75W (6.25A)

You don't need an adapter here..... You need a new PSU with appropriate connectors, or a GPU that can get it's power requirements from the PCIe slot.
 

xmasholiday

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like i said were just having fun here I'll probably build my wife a real nice system later on
all the parts i have used to build it were used on other systems or given to me for free there just gonna end up staying in my basement until i throw them all away anways lol so i figure lets have some fun before that happens
 

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maybe i should make a video on youtube and call it the junk yard Zero dollar pc gaming build haha
No money no problem but you will have to go dumpster diving possibly haha
 

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