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    Default Can a FSP500-60APN handle a GTX 970

    Hello guys, so my question is simple, can it handle the gtx 970. Also i have to use molex to 6 pin because it has just 1.
    Here is a link of the power supply that i have:
    http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/index.ph...roinfo&id=1683
    My pc is:
    MB: GB H81M-S1- 1150
    CPU: i5 4460
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600
    GPU: GTX 970 Phantom
    HDD: 500GB WD green
    PSU: FSP500-60APN
    p.s i won`t do any overclocking

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    AFAIK it's a rather mediocre and outdated unit: with a power draw under 400W it might work safely, but can't you have anything better?
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    Not for at least a month or 2

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    Then hold off on buying the graphics card. Buy the PSU first and then, in a month or two when you can afford it, buy the graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Then hold off on buying the graphics card. Buy the PSU first and then, in a month or two when you can afford it, buy the graphics card.
    Imo FSP APN isn't that shit. Imo it's comparable with Corsair CX Bronze series quality wise. Maybe a bit lower but defiantly better then Corsair VS series. If someone has a Corsair CX (or VS) and wants to buy a GTX 970 or something similar, do you advice them to buy another better quality PSU?


    Quote Originally Posted by IvoPk View Post
    Not for at least a month or 2
    You already have the PSU? If not then buy something else. If you already have it and you can't buy another one. Then I would buy another graphics card, someone with only one PEG connector, Asus GTX 970 Strix for example. Much better option then using a molex to PEG connector cable.
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    He already has the PSU, I'm sure.

    My point is, there's so many people that mis-prioritize their PC upgrades. And the PSU is so often overlooked. They assume "it powers up, therefore it works" and that's really a shame. To spend all that money on a new graphics card and the PSU is afterthought....

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    That's true..

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    Yes, i do have the psu. I dident plan to upgrade the graphics card, but this one i can get for 200$ from a friend of mine. That`s why i wanted to know if it will be compatible with my psu. Anyway thank you for your help

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    Using molex > 6-pin adapters might be problematic, they can give out over time, depending on their quality. If you don't already have the card, there are 970 variants, like Asus Strix, which require only one 8-pin. Then, if you have 6+2-pin, you don't need any adapters. If not, joke's on FSP for doing such a craptacular cabling (though you might get 6-pin to 8-pin adapter, which has better odds of working out)... Assuming no to the above, if you change PSU soon, you might be able to get away with using adapter though.

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    The Asus Strix GTX 970 should work fine with only a 6 pins PEG connector.

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