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Old October 30, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Test System & Setup

Processor: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled)
Memory: Corsair 3x2GB Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling: CoolIT Boreas mTEC + Scythe Fan Controller
Disk Drive: Pioneer DVD Writer
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30 widescreen LCD
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
This is the test setup when SKYMTL did the 5870 test, at load it the whole system drew 349W.
On the other hand, the same setup w/ a GTX 295 drew 493W.

Considering the HX520 is a solid PS I wouldn't think it would have trouble running a 5870. In fact, it could run the GTX 295 most likely, but personally I wouldn't want to cut it that close.
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