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is 450W enough for hd 7850?

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June 18, 2013 4:03:32 AM

Hi there,

i have thermeltake 450W lite power, is that enough to run the amd hd 7850 without problems?

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June 18, 2013 4:06:39 AM

No, it says minimum 500watt.
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June 18, 2013 4:11:07 AM

ur6beersaway said:
No, it says minimum 500watt.


recommended, not minimum :) 

when i used newegg power supply calculator it says: Our recommended PSU Wattage: 430 W
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June 18, 2013 4:13:24 AM

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Lite...
Yes, it could. It is made by FSP, which may explain its excellent performance.

The "500W" requirement is an attempt (often in vain) to account for all the liar-labeled junk out there, like Apevia, Raidmax, Diablotek, Logisys, etc.
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June 18, 2013 4:21:19 AM

The Scenes said:
ur6beersaway said:
No, it says minimum 500watt.


recommended, not minimum :) 

when i used newegg power supply calculator it says: Our recommended PSU Wattage: 430 W


Thanks, we will be here for you when it shuts down under load....cheers
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June 18, 2013 4:22:52 AM

I ran an overclocked 7850 with a 400W seasonic gold psu.
It is borderline if your cpu and other components are not low power.
An underpowered psu will manifest itself with random system reboots/shutdowns (triggering ocp or uvp).
Usually happening when you fire up a video game, or a browser adobe flash video kicks in.

Point is, as others suggested, a quality psu will likely handle it (assuming your cpu and other components aren't monsters).
Higher wattage psu == piece of mind
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June 18, 2013 4:28:07 AM

Hey i am also the user of hd 7850oc. i have a Intex 450 watt psu and it runs very well with overclocking i will suggest to use ur gpu with ur thrmalake 450watt psu
If u have any other question just ask me
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June 18, 2013 4:57:16 AM

Himanshu Balayan said:
Hey i am also the user of hd 7850oc. i have a Intex 450 watt psu and it runs very well with overclocking i will suggest to use ur gpu with ur thrmalake 450watt psu
If u have any other question just ask me


it works fine?
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June 18, 2013 6:28:19 AM

That Thermaltake is a new model, MUCH better than older Thermaltake units. Built by FSP, the review at HardwareSecrets clearly indicated it is a good PSU, quite enough for your HD7850.
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