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Will my PSU handle a 5970???

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Newegg has Reference 5970's on sale and I was think about getting one. My only concern is will my current PSU handle one. It's says they recommend a minimum of 600W, but I don't trust that. I won't be overclocking it anytime soon fyi. If it isn't sufficient can you make a recommendation? I'm not on a budget but I don't want to empty my bank account on the thing if you know what I mean. Here's what I have now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=ocz%20700w
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post #2 of 12
Yes your psu will handle a 5970 no problem.

When in doubt try this out !
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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is not a good PSU but i guess it will be fine till it lasts
post #4 of 12
Your good to go bud it will work
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is not a good PSU but i guess it will be fine till it lasts
Err... the way you say it sounds like it's a bad PSU. It's not. It's not the best there is, but it's not a bad unit at all. It'll be more than enough for a 5970.
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Thanks everyone this helped seal the deal, just ordered my 5970.
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Originally Posted by toddville393 View Post
Thanks everyone this helped seal the deal, just ordered my 5970.
Cool

You can overclock as much as you want btw.
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post #8 of 12
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I was thinking of adding a GTS 240 as a PhysX card, they don't require additional power connections that's why I chose it cause I'm all out. It consumes 70W on it's own. If I were to put it in with my 5970 would I still be ok?
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Thanks everyone this helped seal the deal, just ordered my 5970.
Swwweeeett. To bad mining is out of the picture now, you could make millions.
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Swwweeeett. To bad mining is out of the picture now, you could make millions.
Mining?
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