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Is this power supply sufficient for the 7870xt

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April 23, 2013 3:52:45 PM

The power supply and is the Corsair 430M The build is as follows:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SC2Y
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SC2Y/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SC2Y/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£207.98 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£19.67 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Antec 75120 79.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£7.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.50 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £641.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 23:38 BST+0100)

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April 23, 2013 3:59:07 PM

Your PSU can output 384 watts total. The card (based on this review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VTX3D/Radeon_HD_7870...) uses 215 watts max, usually 169 when gaming. It should be more than capable.

EDIT: Got rid of weird formatting stuff.
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April 23, 2013 4:12:48 PM

you're right on the edge. i'd bump it up to 500w to be safe.
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