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A HD5850 Xtreme and My Computer, will my PSU handle it? Any Bottlenecks? Remember only 95Watts for Processor and all other components have Low Watt requirements..
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Yeah it should, that card is around what a gtx 460 draws and you can sli those on a 650w
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http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-watt-psu.html

From what I've read and this thread also gives me more confidence in saying that your current PSU should work with everything you have including the HD5850
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How does it rate the 12v rail(s)? Some 550w supplies aren't true 550w.

Low power/cost Ultra PSUs do not have a good reputation, so even if it does power it, I wouldn't recommend it. Running low quality power components close to full load is a problem waiting to happen.
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How does it rate the 12v rail(s)? Some 550w supplies aren't true 550w.

Low power/cost Ultra PSUs do not have a good reputation, so even if it does power it, I wouldn't recommend it. Running low quality power components close to full load is a problem waiting to happen.
I agree with this. The 550w is most likely overrated. I wouldn't risk running a second 5850 on it.
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