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Hi guys. I have a question here. Will my AMA AXE 400W PSU http://www.amatech.com/computing/pro...us/axeplus.htm be able to power a XFX HD 5770 http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/g...s/5770.aspx#4? I know the requirement says 450W but i saw in some of the reviews that their 400W PSU is able to power up this card. If it's able to power this card then i don't really want to spend like another $70 to get another PSU as i just got this PSU 6 months ago. I totally know nothing about computer hardwares and yeah, got tricked by the seller. Currently using a HD 5450 because of the "1GB DDR3" the shopkeeper told me and i just bought it thinking that it was a good card but after learning about the GPU and other stuff, i know more or less about hardwares.

Sorry for the WOT. Just want to know if i'll be able to power the 5770 or i'll have to go for the GTX 550 TI.
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Looks like a decent unit. My guess would be CWT DSA or DSAII? Not sure without it being opened up, but that's what it looks like.


Your system could run on a quality 300W. You're fine.
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Hi guys. I have a question here. Will my AMA AXE 400W PSU http://www.amatech.com/computing/pro...us/axeplus.htm be able to power a XFX HD 5770 http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/g...s/5770.aspx#4? I know the requirement says 450W but i saw in some of the reviews that their 400W PSU is able to power up this card. If it's able to power this card then i don't really want to spend like another $70 to get another PSU as i just got this PSU 6 months ago. I totally know nothing about computer hardwares and yeah, got tricked by the seller. Currently using a HD 5450 because of the "1GB DDR3" the shopkeeper told me and i just bought it thinking that it was a good card but after learning about the GPU and other stuff, i know more or less about hardwares.

Sorry for the WOT. Just want to know if i'll be able to power the 5770 or i'll have to go for the GTX 550 TI.
Nope. XFX says it needs to be at least a 450w PSU for the 5770 to work properly. I don't suggest anything less than 650w depending on the other components in your system.

I tried to run my system with an OCZ ModXstream Pro 500w PSU and it wouldn't even Post. Ran up to BIOS and wouldn't go any further. It was a good thing I purchased my HX 850w when I bought my system or I'd be sitting here cussing nails.

Oh and my opinion is don't take a chance and underpower your gear even if it would somehow work. You aren't just powering the GPU with the Power Supply.

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the ama axe is a cwt and its enough for a 5770
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You'll be fine, your system won't pull that much, even with the 5770.
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Thanks for all the replies! Really helped me lot
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