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Advice needed before butchering my psu

Maju

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#1
Hi All

Need some help in figuring out what to do.
I have a OCZ GameXstream 700w PSU. -



I am currently running a AMD64 X2 6000, 8800GTX, 5 sata HDD's and a sata dvd drive and fan controller from it.

I have just got a second 8800 GTX but I have run out of 6pin pci-e connectors.
The psu as far as I can make out has 4 12v rails each at 18amp

Coming out of the psu are 2 separate pci-e cables.

2 CPU 4 pin cables

2 molex leads each with 3 molex and a floppy power connector

2 sata leads each with three sata connectors


My problem is that I have run out of pci-e connectors. Will I get away with using molex to pci-e connector - one from each molex lead ?

Or more preferably would I get away with replacing one of the molex leads with 2 pci-e connectors?

Or ideally would I be get away with adding a second pci-e connector onto the existing pci-e connectors so that each gfx card is running from an individual rail?

My other alternative is to wire in a second psu.
Unfortunately I jaust cannot afford to get a different psu right now so have to look for a workaround solution.

I hope that this makes sense and would appreciate it if you could share your advice as I am due to start rebuilding the computer tomoorow.

Many Thanks
 

Athlon2K15

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i think you need a different power supply because two 88's are gonna kill that
 

Maju

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System Name My quiet Cosmos
Processor AMD64X2 6000+ @3.0 Ghtz
Motherboard ASUS M2N32-SLI Delux
Cooling Custom Watercooling setup
Memory 4*1gb OCZ Platinum
Video Card(s) 2 * XFX 8800GTX
Storage 2*Western Digital 250GB sataII, Hitachi Deskstar 250Gb sataII, Maxtor 160GB ata
Display(s) V7 22inch TFT
Case CoolerMaster Cosmos RC1000
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 ZS platinum
Power Supply OCZ GameXStream 750 Power Supply + OCZ 520w modstream
Software XP pro SP3
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OK. Thanks AthlonX2
Looks like it's going to be 2 psu's going into the computer tomorrow. Cable management heaven:rolleyes: