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Hey,
Anybody knows how great powersupply you need to run a computer with Sapphire HD2900XT and Intel C2D E6700? (With other words "my system" specs below...)
I'm interested because I just ordered one with a 600W PSU, is that enough, if anyone knows this?

Thank you! ^^
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600W will be enough to power the system

However i don't know about a 'coolmaster' not heard of many of them.

Also make sure the PSU you buy has a 8pin pci-e connector or you won't be able to OC that card

Any popular stable 600w+ will be able to power that system.
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your pushing it but i think that would be enough.
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Thanks for the info, I must go check for 8pin connector, I have heard that the 2900XT required some extra connectors. Cooler Master is quite well-known I think I don't know from what, maybe the cases?
Anyway, thanks for info and quick answer!
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Are you sure it's a 8 pin PCI-connector? I can't find a PSU with a connector like that
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Originally Posted by Micke_2000 View Post
Are you sure it's a 8 pin PCI-connector? I can't find a PSU with a connector like that
Yep i'm positive, although i'm not sure which psu's contain them

Create a seperate thread in the PSU section.
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Okay, thanks!
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
600W will be enough to power the system

However i don't know about a 'coolmaster' not heard of many of them.

Also make sure the PSU you buy has a 8pin pci-e connector or you won't be able to OC that card

Any popular stable 600w+ will be able to power that system.
Very untrue, why is this myth still floating around? The only reason to have the 8 pin is to use the ATI Overdrive feature, however u dont need this program to OC the 2900XT, you can use a third party Program to OC this card. So yes you can just use 2 six pins. Need proof??? Just head over to XtremeSystems.org, they are OCing the 2900xt past 850mhz Core and past 1100mhz memory with just the standard 2 6 pins
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Very untrue, why is this myth still floating around? The only reason to have the 8 pin is to use the ATI Overdrive feature, however u dont need this program to OC the 2900XT, you can use a third party Program to OC this card. So yes you can just use 2 six pins. Need proof??? Just head over to XtremeSystems.org, they are OCing the 2900xt past 850mhz Core and past 1100mhz memory with just the standard 2 6 pins
Yes or if you want to use overdrive, you can do this if you do not have a 8 pin plug.....

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2300
    
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