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Old April 12, 2009, 03:12 AM
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Yes I can comprehend how a 4980 + OC C2Q wouldn't be a good idea on a 485W that's 4 years old + doesn't have the required connectors.

As for your second point regarding pricing, that's true. But I was putting it into the context that more wattage of the same model = costs more (as is the case with TX 650 versus TX 750). Also do note that the OP didn't state his budget; but you make a valid argument as well. 20 bucks for 100W, some would go for it, others wouldn't. Depends on budget, and how flexible said budget is.

Buying big now won't have to buy a new one for a while is true, but not ENTIRELY true. PSU standards do change, and more wattage now = more future proof isn't entirely applicable. But I'm just nitpicking here your point makes sense.

And again, I didn't MEAN for him to keep his current PSU. But I did hope that he would have done more research towards what myself and other members have said.

The general message of my original post was more of a "hey look dude maybe you don't need the 750W that the other people are recommending as those are pretty expensive, you might only need a really good 550 - 600W and here's why" kind of post.

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Old April 21, 2009, 11:59 AM
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OK, I've got the same question as the OP, but I have a SLIGHTLY more amenable system (no sarcasm intended). My PSU is 535W instead of 485W and my CPU is Core2 3.1GHz instead of quad core. No overclock. My PSU is about 2 years old, Enermax. Here's the specs:

[EDIT: Forum won't let me post links yet, notice the (dot)s in the address below]

www(dot)newegg(dot)com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103512

It has 34A on the 12V rails and 2 6-pin connectors.

I'm looking at the same card: 1 GB 4890. Yes, I've read the entire thread and realize you all recommend 600 and 700W PSU's, I'm just wondering if this PSU can handle it.

Thanks!
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Old April 21, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Yeah you need a better PSU, mainly because you have those extra Drive's installed, otherwise it should be alright, 4890 requires 500W PSU (according to ati.com) same goes for 4870, I was running my 4870 without any problems on my old Antec 430 Earthwatt PSU..
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