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post #1 of 22
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Can those budget PSU's on Newegg like Rosewill or Antec power a 4870? Manufacturers recommend 2 6-pin with 75W each! I was hoping to keep it under $60 if at all possible. Thanks.
post #2 of 22
dont do it theres a pc power & cooling 750 watts for $69.00.
post #3 of 22
What's the rest of the system it will be powering? Are MIR acceptable? A decent 550W like this would be more than capable of powering most systems with a 4870.
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post #4 of 22
Your asking a lot for a $60 PSU. I recommend you dont cheap out on PSU.

Heres one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
post #5 of 22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703015

that one will run you $10 more than your budget initially but the MIR brings it down below. It is a rock solid power supply that you shouldn't have issues with and will push a 4870 without any issues.
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Whats the rest of your system Quad core or dual core do you plan on crossfire?
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post
Whats the rest of your system Quad core or dual core do you plan on crossfire?
does it matter?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by valtopps View Post
does it matter?
Yes it does, A quadcore overclocked uses more power then a dual core and asking if he plans to xfire or sli is just basic knowledge....They all play a factor in how much "stress" the PSU will be given.


Edit: So in turn, if you stress a cheap PSU by using the majority of its power it has a "higher" chance to go bad.
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post #9 of 22
wont a pc power and cooling 750 watt psu cover it?
post #10 of 22
if he is only going with a single card solution a 750w is complete overkill and unnecessary.
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