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Old May 31, 2011, 07:33 PM
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You're attaching a 8800GT to the power supply that goes with this case?

The spec says that PSU only has 2 Molex and 4 SATA. That's DEFINITELY not an actual 420W power supply, if you compare it to say... a (real) 400W Silverstone that has more Molex connectors IN ADDITION to the PCI-E connector you need to attach to a GPU:
Newegg.ca - SILVERSTONE ST40F-ES 400W ATX 12V 2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I'd only try that little experiment of yours if every component in your PC is just about to go to the garbage, because if your PC starts I doubt what the PSU sends to its components will be in spec (for very long).

If you're searching to build a new PC anyway, why not start with the PSU
I bought a 600W SeaSonic M12 on Black Friday of 2008 because my Dell's 375W power supply got a little too warm for my liking with a Radeon 4850 attached. That power supply is still in use in the PC that I'm using to type this reply.

EDIT: BTW the adapter you're looking for is something like this:
Newegg.ca - Link Depot POW-ADT-PCIE PCI Express power adapter
If your power supply has both 4-pin connectors coming from the same wire, take that as another warning that you don't want to try that 8800 GT with it
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Last edited by frontier204; May 31, 2011 at 07:36 PM. Reason: to not completely go off topic...
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Old June 1, 2011, 06:38 AM
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IF your power supply is multi rail, using the molex to 6-pin pcie will certainly give you problems when it comes to proper power distribution. Using adapters for graphics cards is a no no, and a very temp solution til you get a PSU with native connections at best.
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