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June 16, 2013 12:40:57 AM

Hello everyone!

I am going to buy a Radeon 7770 but I am having some problems it says I need a minimum of a 500w PSU but mine is 425-450w (Cooler Master)Do you think I will be running into problems also my specs are

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz 2.27 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2 Memory
Video Card: (Currently using a Radeon 4650)

I can only afford a Radeon 7770 do you guys think I will be having problems with the specs I already have? Help will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks.

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a c 163 U Graphics card
June 16, 2013 12:47:22 AM

Which Cooler Master PSU is it? Which model?
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June 16, 2013 12:48:27 AM

eegan said:
Hello everyone!

I am going to buy a Radeon 7770 but I am having some problems it says I need a minimum of a 500w PSU but mine is 425-450w (Cooler Master)Do you think I will be running into problems also my specs are

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz 2.27 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2 Memory
Video Card: (Currently using a Radeon 4650)

I can only afford a Radeon 7770 do you guys think I will be having problems with the specs I already have? Help will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks.



You will probably have issues with it since you better meet that wattage requirement
Also your cpu and ram are rather slow so you might end up bottlenecking

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June 16, 2013 12:51:19 AM

Cooler Master GX 450w
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June 16, 2013 12:52:53 AM

Also I have a Aywun 500w Power supply but I don't use it because it isn't a very trusty brand.
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June 16, 2013 12:59:15 AM

eegan said:
Also I have a Aywun 500w Power supply but I don't use it because it isn't a very trusty brand.


stick with the coolermaster anyway, you dont wanna burn your pc :) 
You might get away with the PSU you have now but i would really recommend getting another one, corsair has some really good and not very expensive psu's with 750 -850w
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a c 130 ) Power supply
a c 163 U Graphics card
June 16, 2013 1:12:59 AM

The Cooler Master GX 450W is an okay PSU for the price. It should handle your system.
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