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Will this video card work with my power supply?

Thanks in advance

Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

My concern is if I have all the right connectors, and if the psu is strong enough.
Edited by Adonis - 4/26/12 at 12:05am
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http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6870/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6870-overview.aspx#3

here it says a minimum of 500w
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That graphics card requires minimum 500watts power supply

Do you have your CPU overclock?
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No, nothing I have ATM is overclocked..

Would still work, with the 400w? Or is it absolutely required to have 500w?
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The PSU appears to have only 1 6-Pin connector. The card needs two 6 pin PCI-E Connectors. And the power draw of the card appears to be around 170 watts.

Personally I would Upgrade PSU.

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post #6 of 42
You will be way more than fine.

400W is plenty, ignore the 500W recommendation.

EDIT: You can simply use molex to PCI-E adapters if you don't have 2 PCI-E plugins. It'll be fine and the card should come with some for you to use.
Edited by iinversion - 4/26/12 at 12:11am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

You will be way more than fine.
400W is plenty, ignore the 500W recommendation.
EDIT: You can simply use molex to PCI-E adapters if you don't have 2 PCI-E plugins. It'll be fine.


Wow really?

What is molex?

Would this impact my performance?

Also why do you say its fine and everyone says its not?

BTW I don't use a CD/DVD Drive and only a SSD and Hard dive if this helps power wise.

I'd like to not upgrade the psu if possible.
Edited by Adonis - 4/26/12 at 12:13am
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Originally Posted by MrThc View Post

Damn... Looks like I gotta spend more money =(
Any recommendations on a decent PSU? The one I have now is horrible anyway, it makes a electronic buzzing sound since the day I got it.
I'm trying to spend as little cash as possible, any help is appreciated.

How much are you willing to spend?

 

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post #9 of 42
I had a 5770 (requires 450watts) and I bought a 500watts PSU.

What happened? The PSU toasted lol

I think its better get a new PSU
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400w will be more than plenty. I'm running a 5830 with a Q8400 on a 350w PSU right now, and it has been running ok for 1 year now.
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