My cousin has bought a Sapphire 4850 X2 which requires 6pin & 8pin PCI Express power adaptors.
He has a Dell XPS 420 with a 425w power supply which has two 6pin connectors. Now I've seen you can get 6pin to 8pin converters but is this bad idea or should I look into replacing the PSU bearing in mind this is a Dell. I heard Dell quotes its PSU based on sustained power and not peak. So a rumour has it a 425 equates to about 550-600w.
Thoughts, suggestions and laughter welcome..