- Nov 2, 2016
- Mobile Phone
This is semi-realted to the 8300's but i figured @pastrychef and @trs96 would have some opinions.
I helped a friend with buying and setting up the full tower 8300 with a i7, followed the main guide with no issues, however what i didn't know is he was going to buy a GTX 1060 to add the system n dof course he ran into the issue with PSU pins.
His workaround is to have a 2nd PSU (standard ATX) sitting besides the 8300 powering up the 6/8 pin 1060.
This solution is not ideal and he wants to simplify things:
I have told him :
a. sell the 1060 and get the TI 1050
He doesnt like this and he fears that when also adding more HD to the tower the power supply wont be enough.
b. Get the wiring adapter they sell on ebay to convert a standard PSU
He does like the thought of using a weird adaptor.
c. Buy a off the shelf motherboard/Case/PSU and move his i7/memory/GFX card over from the 8300.
This is probably pricey as a X97 chipset would be best and they are rare now.
what you guys think?