about to buy a 4870 to do myself. What extra power cables do i need? (UK)

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  1. vlj9r macrumors member

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  2. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    title says :about to buy 4870" but the card is a 4890

    you do realize the difference, yes?

    4890 is "njector only"......no flash, no boot screen
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    see my 4890 thread for cabling alternatives, applies to 4870 also
     
  5. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    sorry I meant to post this one:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-192-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=939

    it comes with a 3 year warranty (most others come with 2y)

    and based on your thread a 4pin molex to a 6 pin PCI-e is what I'm after:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peri...n+Molex+to+PCI-E+6Pin+Adapter?productId=17133

    would this do? Coupled with the cable that comes with the card that should be all i need?


    EDIT: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CB-018-AK&groupid=701&catid=48&subcat=

    perhaps better??
     
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    if you want both DVI ports working, it is XFX or nothing I'm afraid.

    And I wouldn't jack around with the Molex thing if you don't have too.

    Get the special Apple Cables, or make your own.
     

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