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Old October 25, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Default how much power do i need to support the Gagabit 6870 1GB on the regular systerm?

how much power do i need to support the Gagabit 6870 1GB on the regular systerm?
MY CPU is AMD Phenom X4 9500 is that good enough to match up with this video card?
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Old October 25, 2010, 07:43 PM
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A 600W would be a good place to start. Unless you want to do a crossfire x setup then get a 850W or higher.
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a quality 500w will be enough, but 600w would give you some headroom
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Old October 25, 2010, 07:57 PM
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A good quality "brand name" 500 watt psu like Corsair, Antec etc...would be plenty to run that card. You could probably run 2 of them with a 500 watt...

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Old October 25, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Look at the specs on my system. Playing games, running benchmarks I can't get my system to use more than 500watts.
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Look at the specs on my system. Playing games, running benchmarks I can't get my system to use more than 500watts.
One of my dedicated folding rigs which runs 24/7 is currently running 2 GTX 260's and a GTS250 off a 550 watt Antec with no issues whatsoever... I have never checked the power draw with a meter as I don't have one but the machine has never rebooted spontaneously or ever crashed...
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well, seeing how it consumes roughly 125-165 watts depending on usage (normal, extreme) , and your phenom cpu takes a good 120 watts, i would say a minimum on the 12v should be around 320-350 watts, which a green watts can provide, the 380 although that would push it to its max rated specs all the time. better go with the 430 watts one.
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Old October 26, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Thank you for all the helpful respond.
I know what i need to buy now!
Thanks again.
One thing i wanna mention that OCZ is really cheap but i doubt their quality.
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Old October 26, 2010, 07:56 PM
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A 600W would be a good place to start. Unless you want to do a crossfire x setup then get a 850W or higher.

im using 2 4870s overclocked with 750, pretty sure one 6870 uses less power than a 4870, i think.

500 is definitely enough for a single 6870, but i'd go higher just in case you ever want to upgrade to crossfire or something (if that's what you mean to say, then sorry for the "correction")
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Thank you for all the helpful respond.
I know what i need to buy now!
Thanks again.
One thing i wanna mention that OCZ is really cheap but i doubt their quality.

Quality for PSUs, go Corsair, you don't want to cheap out on your PSU, you can destroy your whole right, and they are PITA to replace, especially if you don't manage those cables properly.
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