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post #1 of 49
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I have just recieved my new HD6870 and wondering if my PSU can handle it as on the box it says it can by far but not sure whether to trust the HD6870 box or not my PSU is corsair tx650 and my gpu is xfx HD6870
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post #2 of 49
Your PSU can handle not one but two 6870s with room to spare. No worries. A 400W PSU can run a system with a 6870 and overclocking going on.
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
Your PSU can handle not one but two 6870s with room to spare. No worries. A 400W PSU can run a system with a 6870 and overclocking going on.
*looks at own sig rig*

What he said.
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post #4 of 49
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thanks guys i feel a bit of an idiot for asking now as i was worried for ages thinking ive got to get a 850w psu but that ideas just been thrown out the window if the 650 can handle 2x HD6870's then im good to go as i will never own two of them anyway lol
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post #5 of 49
Hell it could handle three if the 6870 supported triple Crossfire. People overestimate power needs so much it's not even funny
post #6 of 49
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I used to be part of another forum and for my old Hd5850 They said minimum with my sig comp i needed 850w Psu but i think they had no clue at all lol
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post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by jj482 View Post
I used to be part of another forum and for my old Hd5850 They said minimum with my sig comp i needed 850w Psu but i think they had no clue at all lol
I think you may be right about that.
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SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
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Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
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A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
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post #8 of 49
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So if i upgrade my cpu or mobo will i need to upgrade my psu then or am i good to go from here on out.
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750GB western digital Windows 7 64bit 23" LG 1080p xfx PRO550W core edition 
Case
Plus 912 HAF coolermaster 
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post #9 of 49
No pretty much your PSU can handle any of that easily. Throw in any video card you like on the market, up to a Radeon 6990 or GTX 590, you'll be fine. Motherboards make very little difference in power consumption. As for your CPU, well, the Phenom II X4 965 you have is already pretty power hungry, so nothing you could get would be a big difference there either.
post #10 of 49
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Originally Posted by jj482 View Post
I used to be part of another forum and for my old Hd5850 They said minimum with my sig comp i needed 850w Psu but i think they had no clue at all lol
Was it TechSupportForum?
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