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I'm about to buy an XFX HD 5870 1GB, which recommends a 550w PSU.

Will my rig be OK with it?
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I hear they are alright psu's so if it is halfway decent you will be able to run one.
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I changed my mind and ordered an MSI HD6870 Hawk. Will that be OK?
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post #4 of 10
The 6870 is significantly less power hungry than the 5870, you'll have no problem.
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Thank christ for that. I ordered that card without checking power requirements or length. Luckily it's shorter and less power hungry than a card I knew would be OK
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post #6 of 10
Nice work, make sure you try and get a good oc on that CPU though otherwise it will pretty harshly bottleneck the 6870. Psu will hold up to the power, shouldn't be hard to keep cool either...amd cards are good for oc'ing, keeping cool and quiet even under load compared to high end nvidia cards I've used
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CPU is being upped to a 955 at some point alongside a new TPN 650. I will OC it a little but not right now. I'm in exam season and I need a stable machine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
CPU is being upped to a 955 at some point alongside a new TPN 650. I will OC it a little but not right now. I'm in exam season and I need a stable machine.
Before you do that get a good 550w like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371047
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-094-_-Product
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post #9 of 10
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TPN 650 = Antec True Power New 650w PSU. But I will be definitely upgrading the PSU at some point.
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post #10 of 10
The truepower new 650w is enough for almost any dual card solution there is available right now (almost meaning no SLI 580s, 480s, 590s, xifre 6990s etc.)

You won't need to upgrade out of that for a long time.
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