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Question Which connector cable to buy

DSzymborski

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Not even with a converter?

Thanks
With a PSU like this, a converter's main result would be converting your GPU into recyclable metals. If you want to use a GPU that requires supplementary power, you need a PSU with enough wattage and quality to not destroy it and it's exceedingly rare for a PSU without even a six-pin PCIE connector to be of enough quality that you would ever want to use it in such an application.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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This is the PC I bought just something temporary until I have more time just really need my 2560x1600 monitor running.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M72e-Performance-Professional/dp/B01M0XWPI5
The card will use about 100 watts when under load such as gaming, your power supply and especially with using an adapter on a power supply not meant to run a card such as that has a good chance of killing the power supply and possibly something else like the video card or motherboard. You'd want a lower power video card like SkyNetRising recommended. I'd go with a 730 before a 1030 for an older OEM system.
 

DSzymborski

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I have a follow up question can I take my old power supply and put it in my new computer it seems like it's better than the one I just bought and it's 10 years old?

This is the specifics for the old one : https://www.cputopia.com/products/psu-replacement-fsp-fsp300-60tha-1

And this is the new one : https://www.amazon.com/Huntkey-Genuine-HK340-71FP-Switching-0A37770/dp/B012GQRT0E

Isn't the 550 watts more than the 240?
It's more than wattage, but also quality. This is a low-quality one.

Nor is it a 550W PSU in any modern terms. Since the Pentium III years, it's +12V power that really matters. This is a de facto 300W PSU because that's all it can do in +12V power. And that's assuming it's quality -- if that's a voltage switch I'm seeing in that low-res image, it ain't -- and that it's not a decade old.
 

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