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CaptNKILL 07-26-08 02:55 PM

8 Pin power adapters?
 
I'm not buying anything yet, but the main snag that's stopping me from considering a GTX 280 is that I supposedly need a new power supply.

Updated models of my PSU have a 6+2pin connector, but mine does not. All other specs are identical. My PSU has 4 12v rails with 18A each. I know single rails are preferred, but this thing should be plenty for one video card, even one has power hungry as a 280.

So, how many people are using a GTX 280 with an 8 pin power adapter rather than a PSU with a native 8 pin power cable?

I've heard some people say that using a power adapter causes some problems, but others say it doesn't. So lets do a poll...

Vote whether you're having problems with your setup or not. Problems could be heat issues, stability problems, fan problems, or anything else like that.

nekrosoft13 07-26-08 03:02 PM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
i was using a native 8-pin from my Silverstone with single massive rail ;)

no problems, now that GTX 280 dropped in price, i might grab one again

DeusGear 07-26-08 03:12 PM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
I'm using 620hx with the 6+2 pin wire that goes directly into PSU. No problems.

wollyka 07-26-08 04:37 PM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
i had to buy a new TT 1200W. my old TT 750W didn't have one so i opted to upgrade the PSU also.
no problem so far except for the bug that the keep the fan @ 100% and never return to normal even after the temps are low.. using Rivatuner profiles to bypass this problem for now

jAkUp 07-26-08 08:42 PM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Honestly I have used it both ways and haven't seen an issue with either.

SH64 07-26-08 11:43 PM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Native 8-pins ... i'm not in the mood for power troubles.

i've got the Tt ToughPower 850W & happy with it so far.
modular cables , 2x modular 6-pins , 2x 8-pins (come with power cable) & 2x 8-pin to 6-pin converters , in short you wont be needing to replace it for a while!

Bman212121 07-27-08 12:01 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SH64 (Post 1724572)
Native 8-pins ... i'm not in the mood for power troubles.

i've got the Tt ToughPower 850W & happy with it so far.
modular cables , 2x modular 6-pins , 2x 8-pins (come with power cable) & 2x 8-pin to 6-pin converters , in short you wont be needing to replace it for a while!

QFT except for the very last part. I thought my Toughpower 750W was going to be okay for a while until they decided to change the power connectors around. I don't have a GTX 280 so I haven't run into that problem yet though.

XxDeadlyxX 07-27-08 12:27 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
This is why I went with a Tt 1200W... mainly because it was in jAkUp's sig so it has to be good :D

SH64 07-27-08 12:36 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bman212121 (Post 1724578)
QFT except for the very last part. I thought my Toughpower 750W was going to be okay for a while until they decided to change the power connectors around. I don't have a GTX 280 so I haven't run into that problem yet though.

I'll be so pissed off if they decide to do away with the 8-pin connectors with the next-gen cards. hopefully not though .. in worst cases i expect a 2x8-pin card which is the TT 850W is ready for.

XxDeadlyxX 07-27-08 02:17 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SH64 (Post 1724591)
I'll be so pissed off if they decide to do away with the 8-pin connectors with the next-gen cards. hopefully not though .. in worst cases i expect a 2x8-pin card which is the TT 850W is ready for.

If that was the case, no current PSUs could do Tri-SLI! Maybe the Tt 1200W, but it would need some adapters too.

CaptNKILL 07-27-08 02:21 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Just wondering... why did so many people go straight to a new PSU rather than using an adapter?

crainger 07-27-08 02:25 AM

Re: 8 Pin power adapters?
 
Do not want to take the risk.

I'm still going along with my trusty Antec 550watt HE.

I need to upgrade though if I want a 4870 or a 200 series.


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