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How about the build in general? I might go with a XFX 5830 instead.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Let me guess, you think he needs a good 750w unit for a 5850, right?

A quality 400w unit is more than enough for any single GPU system, period.
be careful with statements like this.

I mean the Guru3D wattage measurements of a system with a single GTX 580 was 447 Watts under full load.

I would not want a 400 Watt PSU for that.
    
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76 View Post
be careful with statements like this.

I mean the Guru3D wattage measurements of a system with a single GTX 580 was 447 Watts under full load.

I would not want a 400 Watt PSU for that.
Guru3D also recommends a 500W PSU with a 5850. I think a 400W, quality or not, would be cutting it close. At least under full stress. Or no?
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I don't know.... They suggest a minimum of like 500 for the 5770. I would go with a 600 JUST TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF ROOM. Seems like everybody gets mad when I say that.
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ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
• 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in • dual mode)


Antec says it has 1 6-pin... and AMD says you need 2... Do you think it's compatible?


I would highly recommend getting a more powerful PSU, especially if you plan to overclock...
Edited by LiNERROR - 4/30/11 at 12:14pm
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well i think he need to check the manufacture requirement for the video card but i am sure it will need a better power supplier a 600 w or higher to make he's system work properly because i know ati use higher ampere then nvidia
A good 600w unit would handle crossfire 5830's easy. You are SERIOUSLY over estimating how much power a 5830 draws.

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Originally Posted by Sohryu76 View Post
be careful with statements like this.

I mean the Guru3D wattage measurements of a system with a single GTX 580 was 447 Watts under full load.

I would not want a 400 Watt PSU for that.
That's power draw AT THE WALL. Assuming 80% efficient (being generous), that's 447 (wattage pull) x 0.8 (80%) = 357.6w draw from the PSU. And I'll bet that was with an i7 rig too.

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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
Guru3D also recommends a 500W PSU with a 5850. I think a 400W, quality or not, would be cutting it close. At least under full stress. Or no?
A 5850 draws about 180w. There's no way you'd ever NEED a 500w PSU for a single 5850. A GTX580 only draws about 280-300w.

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Originally Posted by InerTia* View Post
I don't know.... They suggest a minimum of like 500 for the 5770. I would go with a 600 JUST TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF ROOM. Seems like everybody gets mad when I say that.
The minimum PSU's that they recommend are based off junk Raidmax and similar units that can't even output half their rated power. We're talking about a quality Seasonic S12II design. Not anywhere CLOSE to being in the same league.

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ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
• 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in • dual mode)


Antec says it has 1 6-pin... and AMD says you need 2... Do you think it's compatible?


I would highly recommend getting a more powerful PSU, especially if you plan to overclock...
It's more than enough. See responses above.

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Originally Posted by InerTia* View Post
I don't know.... They suggest a minimum of like 500 for the 5770. I would go with a 600 JUST TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF ROOM. Seems like everybody gets mad when I say that.
You've got an 850w unit for crossfire 5770's with an x6? Dude, your machine would run smooth as silk off a good 550w unit. Again, you're over estimating what your rig ACTUALLY NEEDS. Those 5770's only draw around 120-130w each under load.
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OMG so the neo eco is missing a 6 pin pci-e
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post #18 of 29
The Antec unit will handle this 5850 easily..the rest of the thread talk about what it takes to power X Y or Z is irrelevant. Your build is good to go. Use the PCI-E connector provided and an adapter for the second.
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OMG so the neo eco is missing a 6 pin pci-e
The card will come with a molex to 6pin / 8pin (whatever is needed) adapter. Just use that.
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The card will come with a molex to 6pin / 8pin (whatever is needed) adapter. Just use that.
So it will still work? Sorry I'm a hardware noob and this is my first build...
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