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So you're saying I should upgrade my PSU to a 550w?
The 450w will work, but personally, I'm more leaning towards a more future proof solution since you will need to upgrade your PSU anyway eventually, as the 6850 won't cut it within the next 1-2 years imo. It is, after all, the most important part of your PC so it's always a good habit to have some headroom in terms of how much power your PC can pack.
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post #12 of 34
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Oh I only have one 6-pin connector on my psu so the 6870 wouldn't work
Most gfx cards come with 2 molex to 6 pin adapter in the box.
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I'm running a Sapphire 6850 which asked for 450W, but I'm only using a 430W PSU and it runs perfectly fine.
post #14 of 34
I'd say spend $50-$75 on a good quality 600-750 watt PSU, and pick up a GTX 470/Radeon 5850 ($150). This way you'll get a faster card than the 6850, and you'll have PSU room to grow if you want to get a monster card (or run 2 cards) for your system in the future!
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127576

I'd do this instead of the XFX, personally.
How come?
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xfx are more than known for their beyond a joke customer service, they don't live up to lifetime warranty claims without a battle lawsuit and are generally awful.
    
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so if not xfx, then the PowerColor one or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127576. and my 450w psu would run both good?

also what does a molex connector look like?
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post #18 of 34
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Oh I only have one 6-pin connector on my psu so the 6870 wouldn't work
Almost every company gives you the molex adapter, EXCEPT XFX. I used adapters on my 6870s in CrossfireX OCed with no issues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161369
     
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thats what it looks like.
    
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How come?
I'm a fan of the cooling solution, and as long as the sticker is in tact MSI will typically honor their warranties.
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