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Would my PSU handle a 6870?

post #1 of 12
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This is my PSU. I also have a stock E8400.

I'm debating between this XFX for the warranty or this MSI, which I'm still on the fence between the two, however I'd like to know if my PSU would handle either just fine.

Thoughts?
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Intel E8400 3.0 3.0 GHz Stock Gigabyte P35-DS3L MSI R6870 Hawk Crucial 4GB DDR2 5-5-5-18 
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Western Digital 500 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Antec earthwatts EA500 500W 
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Intel E8400 3.0 3.0 GHz Stock Gigabyte P35-DS3L MSI R6870 Hawk Crucial 4GB DDR2 5-5-5-18 
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Western Digital 500 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Antec earthwatts EA500 500W 
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post #2 of 12
I'm an idiot. I though you said two 6870s.

500W is enough.
Edited by Seventh Badger - 5/11/11 at 12:17pm
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post #3 of 12
You should be fine. e8400 is not power hungry and even if you overclocked both of them as long as you dont have 10 hdd in your system your PSU should be able to handle your video card wattage requirements.

I personally like the msi ones as they run cooler and overclock well.
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seventh Badger View Post
Nope. You're going to want 600W or more.
Are you serious????

OP, you are fine. That power supply is great. I just built my cousins computer with the Earth watts 380watt power supply. These power supplies are reliable but not pretty.
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DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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post #5 of 12
+1 on the you are ok!
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seventh Badger View Post
Nope. You're going to want 600W or more.
What the hell are you talking about?

His PSU is more than enough for what he has and plans to buy!

Getting tired of so much crap being spread all over this forum.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
What the hell are you talking about?

His PSU is more than enough for what he has and plans to buy!

Getting tired of so much crap being spread all over this forum.
I hate it too. This is getting annoying. People are not thinking and just yelling out 850watt power supplies.....
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MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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4 x 4Gb Corsair Dominator 1866MHz Samsung 830 256GB LG DVD Burner Win 7 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
What the hell are you talking about?

His PSU is more than enough for what he has and plans to buy!

Getting tired of so much crap being spread all over this forum.
Take it easy, man. I misread.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 128GB [2x] WD 320GB XSPC Single Bay Reservoir Swiftech MCP655 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 128GB [2x] WD 320GB XSPC Single Bay Reservoir Swiftech MCP655 
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XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX240 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Corsair HX850 
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post #9 of 12
500W is enough brospher.
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|WD Caviar Black 640GB|Seagate Barracudas 2TB X2| Lite-On Black 24X DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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|WD Caviar Black 640GB|Seagate Barracudas 2TB X2| Lite-On Black 24X DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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BenQ 24" das Keyboard Model S Brown  OCZ Fatal1ty 550W PSU Coolermaster Storm Scout 
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, good to know. Any particualr opinions on the MSI/XFX debate?

I'm leaning towards XFX due to the lifetime warranty.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 3.0 3.0 GHz Stock Gigabyte P35-DS3L MSI R6870 Hawk Crucial 4GB DDR2 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 500 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Antec earthwatts EA500 500W 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 3.0 3.0 GHz Stock Gigabyte P35-DS3L MSI R6870 Hawk Crucial 4GB DDR2 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 500 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Antec earthwatts EA500 500W 
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