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Im not sure. Now-A-Days most new games use more then two cores contrary to what most believe.

Alot of Games (LIke COD BO) perfer more then two. And people with only two usually run into issues. For a gaming rig i think you might be better off splurging a little on a i5.
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Originally Posted by Hexa View Post
So if I go with this could that Corsair 450 watt power a AMD 6850?
Johnny Guru rating is recommended

and its recommended on our PSU Faq

Johnny Guru says:
"I'm confident this power supply could power even a pair of 7950 or X1950 cards."

and "The VX450W has more power on the +12V than most 500W units and some 600W units and the build quality is probably better than half of the units on the SLI Certified list of power supplies."

and "Keeping in mind that this power supply is only a 450W and only has one PCI-e connector, I will say that this unit, rated at continuous, can certainly power any single GPU rig. The efficiency is good, the regulation good, the noise non-existent."
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Johnny Guru rating is recommended

and its recommended on our PSU Faq

Johnny Guru says:
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and "The VX450W has more power on the +12V than most 500W units and some 600W units and the build quality is probably better than half of the units on the SLI Certified list of power supplies."

and "Keeping in mind that this power supply is only a 450W and only has one PCI-e connector, I will say that this unit, rated at continuous, can certainly power any single GPU rig. The efficiency is good, the regulation good, the noise non-existent."
Wow thanks for all that info. +rep.

So the 6870 doesn't require more then 1 PCI-e connector then?
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