I have a Shuttle SN25P, and i'm upgrading my video card from a 6600gt to a 7800gt, but i noticed that my new card needs a 6 pin pci-e power connector, or two molex power connectors to use with the provided adapter. However, in my current setup, I have no molex plugs free, one powers the floppy (yes, i still need the floppy for some projects) and the other powers the dvd burner. besides, i don't really want to run the card on the same rail as my burner and floppy, it might be too much of a power drain.... I have only one hard drive in there, so i actually have 2 SATA power connectors free. I've seen many stores that carry adapters that change molex to SATA, and 2 molex to pci-e, but none that change SATA to molex or 2 SATA to pci-e. Does anyone know of a place that carries the adapters i need?
If no such thing exists, is it safe to cut off the 2 spare SATA male headers from the wires and rewire them directly into the molex/pci-e adapter that comes with the card?
here's the link to the card i'm getting, the molex/pci-e adapter is shown in the product photo gallery: