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COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 650w strong enough for hd 4850?

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So I think I'm going to get the HD4850.

So I'm wondering, I can't find any reviews on the CoolMaster being tested with the HD4850, and I'm pretty ignorant on the power requirements on the hd4850 with my type of Power supply.

So this is my power supply... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=False&Page=6 My system is the same as in the specs, however I have a 80M Tornado now, and a Thermaltake fan controller(which seems to never work, stupid POS I haveta keep changing which plug I put the tornado into)

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 5
Hell, that PSU is easily able to power a 4850...in CF it might be a stretch, but since the RV770 is 55nm architecture, the power consumption is pretty efficient.
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Yes, although I heard some of those PSUs are ****. Friend of mine has the same one, and now all of a sudde, u hear a lot of clanging in the PSU. She bought a new one and is fine now.
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post #4 of 5
For video cards it all comes down to the amperage, the current...just from the power listed (watts) one can take a reasonable guess that the PSU listed has about 36-72A on it, which will be fine for the 4850. I'll leave the reputation of the PSU up to you, I have little experience with the company. I mostly use Seasonic and Corsair. (I have the Seasonic 550W, 72A in this machine, and the Corsair 520W, 54A in another).
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I've used the 550w version of that same PSU and I havn't had any problems with it. It should be fine to run that.
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