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Old November 24, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Is my PSU (Thermaltake Purepower 500w) enough to run a 6870 along with my current setup (Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H , Phenom X4 955 BE @ stock clocks, 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1333Mhz)? Or do I need to look for something lower than that?

Voltage calculator says 433w.

It says this on the newegg page:

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System requirements: 500 Watt or greater power supply
Also I know my PSU only has 1x6 pin connector...but I guess I can buy an adapter for one of my other plugs?

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Old November 24, 2011, 04:52 PM
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A quality 500w PSU would be fine. I would not recommend it on yours.

LINK to hardwaresecrets review of your power supply.

They were only able to pull 375 watts from it and at 310w it was out of ATX spec for 12v rail.
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Old November 24, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Thanks yea I read that review and decided to look for another PSU and maybe downgrade to a 6850 instead of a 6870 only because I hear it's very good value and only performs slightly worse than the 6870...

Any good deals on PSU's right now? Ughh I would rather keep it cheap I wasn't expecting to buy a PSU right now...

Buy Power Supplies - DirectCanada

Or anything from newegg.ca good value?
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Old November 24, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Not a lot of deals out there right now on power supplies. NCIX.ca has black friday sales starting tonight. I would guess you should be able to get a suitable one on sale there when that starts.
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Corsair Builder series 500W V2 would probably fit the bill perfectly. Go with that and your 6870 or a 6850 BE from XFX.

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Thanks so something like this?

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR
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Yeah, gives you an extra 100W. They are very good budget oriented PSU's. I've sucessfuly used 4 so far with zero issues.

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Any other options? I've read on multiple sites that they aren't that great PSU's...Thanks for your help, though.
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Any other options? I've read on multiple sites that they aren't that great PSU's...Thanks for your help, though.
They are fine PSU's.
People on other site sometimes compare budget to bleeding edge in unfair comparision.

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Earthwatts Green 500W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze 80MM Fan - Antec - EA500D-Green - in Canada

NCIX.com - Buy Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan - Antec - HCG-520 - in Canada

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Enthusiast Series TX550M 550W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty - Others - CP-9020001-NA - in Canada

NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12II 520W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - Seasonic Electronics - M12II 520 - in Canada

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider 750 Plus 750W Modular Power Supply ATX 24PIN 135mm Fan 60A 80+ Silver Black - Silverstone Technology - ST75F-P - in Canada

That will give you a good range and field of very good PSU's.

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Given the current sales, and your want for a budget 500+w power supply I would suggest either the 500w antec earthwatts linked to above for $49.99, or if you could swing an extra $10 then I suggest this Antec High current gamer 620w for $59.99.

The corsair builder series are a great budget power supply that have a low normal price (hence why it was suggested above), but I would take one of these over it (sale prices put them in your range).
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