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Basically at the moment i have a Professional 450 Watt ATX12V 2.01 (Link Below) and I wanted a new graphics card which the power requirment is 400W, will my current PSU run the new graphics card or should I buy a new one, if so which ones?

(PSU)
http://www.startech.com/Computer-Parts/PSUs/ATX-Power-Supplies/450-Watt-Professional-ATX12V-201-Power-Supply-with-PCI-Express-and-SATA~ATX2PW450PRO

(Graphics Card)
http://www.ebuyer.com/454437-gigabyte-r5570-1gb-gddr3-1600-mhz-hdmi-dvi-d-sub-pci-e-graphics-card-gv-r557d3-1gi
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post #2 of 9
That PSU is´nt very good , saying that it would power that card easily as it doesn´t require any external power. (38 watts under load, 9.7 watts when idle)
That card is also expensive , you can get a 6670 which also doesn´t require any external power for £45

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11192-22-20G-Graphics-Express-Technology/dp/B007QIQMJW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1381225610&sr=8-6&keywords=6670
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post #3 of 9
It is a bad psu, it will power the card but still it's not a good thing to have.
Save for a while and get good parts.
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post #4 of 9
It's probably a good idea to buy something better. I looked at the efficiency rating of the Professional PSU and it's rated at 68% on a typical load.
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post #5 of 9
Dont think you could have found a PSU thats much worse
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr soft View Post

That PSU is´nt very good , saying that it would power that card easily as it doesn´t require any external power. (38 watts under load, 9.7 watts when idle)
That card is also expensive , you can get a 6670 which also doesn´t require any external power for £45

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11192-22-20G-Graphics-Express-Technology/dp/B007QIQMJW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1381225610&sr=8-6&keywords=6670

My board requires a PCI Express X16 :/
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
My board requires a PCI Express X16 :/

The physical slot on x4, x8, and x16 are all the same , you´ll be fine. The only important thing is going from Nvidia to AMD . You should run something like Driver sweeper in safe mode to uninstall the Nvidia drivers, shut down and swap your cards, reboot and install your AMD drivers.
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Sammy 830 128g + 2.5 " Toshiba 1T  Modded stock FX cooler lapped + 92mm Tacens Aur... LG Flatron E2250V  
PowerCaseMouse
420w Tacens radix IV  Silverstone grandia Loves to be touched  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 5350 ASUS AM1I-A itx HD 8400 2 x 2gig Crucial ballistix tactical 1600 
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Sammy 830 64g + Toshiba 750g 2.5  stock + 120mm Skythe slipstream 32" LG 
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post #8 of 9
It's about psu and you should not upgrade your video card before you get a nice psu unless you want to risk the psu dying and takes your video card and some other stuff with it.
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post #9 of 9
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Okay, I think i'm just going to wait a while and get a good quality one. Thanks
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