Antec neopower 550 but no 8pin pcie can I ...

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https://www.newegg.com/antec-neopower-550-550w/p/N82E16817103941

this is the psu I have, I want to run my 2700k and a 970gtx with it (needs a 8pin); it only comes with a pcie 6 pin cable. Well actually 2 but the other one is somewhere in my house.

Is there a way I can run the card with this psu (more like a temporary measure until I get my new system totally built and all my old programs off my current system.). I dont need it to play games on it.

I assume I cannot run the 8pin cable that runs from the psu and normally goes to the motherboard to the gpu? and use the 4pin able for the mb instead?
 
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ATX 8pin to PCI-e wont fit. I tried by mistake one time before realising. No harm done though. If you succeeded there would be a bang & kiss your GFX card bye bye. Here's a cheap adaptor that would do the job.

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £5.19 (includes shipping: £2.74)

oh thanks for this - I didnt know you could do this, save me from having to buy another psu to run this system and can reuse my current psu :)
 
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