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So I returned my 5770 and stuck with onboard for it bit.
Question
Will a 6850 run on my PSU?
Is it a good deal for the extra $40?
If so are there any other alternatives?
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post #2 of 15
thats the best card to get right now for more demanding situations, but a gt 240 will do just fine at that res for 45$ so that might be the better option
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A 500 watt power supply is recommended.

Edit : If you do decide to purchase a 240gt I have mine for sale.
Edited by Stealth2o - 2/6/11 at 8:33pm
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A 500 watt power supply is recommended.

Edit : If you do decide to purchase a 240gt I have mine for sale.
Is that the ATI recommended?
Cause I heard they jack up the wattage lol
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post #5 of 15
It's a good deal for an extra $40, but wayyyy overkill for your resolution.

You might be able to run it on your earthwatts, but I wouldn't recommend it--500w is the suggested power supply. However, if you don't have a very power-hungry computer (doesn't look like you do), you could probably easily get away with your 430w PSU, assuming that it has decent efficiency at near-load conditions (i.e., it doesn't tank to 150w at 80% capacity or something like that).
    
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It is the ATI recommendation, but it is also my recommendation. You have a chance of bottlenecking your entire system with a 430w psu, IF it even boots. This is from personal experience....

Edit: guyladouche is right, your system does not look too power hungry if you really only have one hard drive installed and no other pci components, it might run. But, 430w just might be a little weak for a 6850 in my honest opinion.
Edited by Stealth2o - 2/6/11 at 8:40pm
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post #7 of 15
Do it.

You know I am right because this is post 1337 for me 8).
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Do it.

You know I am right because this is post 1337 for me 8).
Yes.
Since Gigabyte is sexy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product
or
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Good luck with your decision.
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6850 for that monitor? Waste of money dude. Get a GT240.
    
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