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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.
What adapter? Sorry I'm new to this
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What adapter? Sorry I'm new to this
It'll come with the video card.
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It'll come with the video card.
Okay thanks. As long as it will work then I'm good. Both the psu and gpu are on a good deal right now ($135 for the 5850 and $35 for the neo eco).
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It'll come with the video card.
==^ what he said, pretty sure ALL cards come with molex adapters now.
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What if I go with i3 2100 and gigabyte h61-m instead of athlon?
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post #26 of 29
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What if I go with i3 2100 and gigabyte h61-m instead of athlon?
Same thing. The PSU will still be just fine. Even if you went with an i5 or an i7.

That particular i3, and that particular motherboard won't overclock at all though. Just as a forwarning.
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post #27 of 29
With a GTX 580 and overclocked i7 I would be recommending something in the 500W range. For this build, however, the 450W Antec is quite enough. Expect Corsair CX-like quality though.

Since you're shopping in Canada I highly suggest shopping at NCIX (google it). It's their 15th anniversary so biggest sale of the year right now. Great deals on a lot there. Plus they have price match if there are better deals anywhere else.
post #28 of 29
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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.
I might be confused here, so if you can clear it up for me. I don't want to look ignorant, but I might be.

so even though the system is pulling 447 from the wall, the PSU itself is only putting out 357.6 watts?

I need to brush up on my power supply information pool...

And it may have been an i7 Rig, but it still goes back to the comment where it can handle "any single GPU rig"

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I might be confused here, so if you can clear it up for me. I don't want to look ignorant, but I might be.

so even though the system is pulling 447 from the wall, the PSU itself is only putting out 357.6 watts?

I need to brush up on my power supply information pool...

And it may have been an i7 Rig, but it still goes back to the comment where it can handle "any single GPU rig"

Thanks for your time and information
Yes that is correct. If its pulling 447w from the wall (99% of reviews pull their power ratings from the wall), then you have to GUESS about the efficiency. Not to mention a lot of PSU's tend to give off ratings at the wall too. It could be pulling 447w from the wall, and only using 250w for all we know.

But ASSUMING that the Killowatt was correct (447w at the wall), and ASSUMING exactly 80% efficiency, then yes...the components are pulling 357w from the PSU. Which any good 400w unit is capable of.
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