Hi everyone, can anyone tell me if it is possible to use both the 12V DC input and the 8pin input to power the EXP GDC and my GPU? I was planning on purchasing an older High-end GPU, and I'm afraid that my DELL DA's 220W won't be enough to power it, and I just don't want to use a standard ATX PSU.
From what I've read, what you describe has been done successfully many, many times.
By the by, you might want to bear in mind that, as most Dell DAs are now getting pretty old, it's reasonable to suppose that quite a few won't be capable of supplying the quoted 220W continuously. I suppose 170-180W might be nearer the mark. Anyway, IMO, it's good to err on the side of caution.
Thanks alot, I hope that the Gainward Phantom gtx 670 I ordered will stay under its TDP of 170W, I think that the Dell DA is capable of putting out at least that.