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need help fast. is this psu good enough?!?!?

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July 16, 2013 10:07:21 PM

i bought an hd 6850 on the net and now i need a psu and i dont have much cash. i might be able to borrow some off my dad if i can get this for $50 but i need to know if it is good enough.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cases-pow...
auction ends soon so need answers asap.
my system is a q6700 @ 2.66
4gb ddr2
hd 6850
300wpsu
windows vista 32 bit

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July 16, 2013 10:09:44 PM

overclocking isn't a must but if i can with this psu that would be great too
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July 16, 2013 10:15:01 PM

Pokefinch27 said:
There is a 500W power supply on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is only $25, but honestly you need a whole system upgrade everything is outdated, throwing in a new GPU won't help much if at all.

cannot afford a whole upgrade just want to get the most of what i have. new egg doesnt ship to new zealand. and thats 50 nzd which is 40 usd. a new gpu will help a lot compaired to my current gpu a gt 430 ddr3. is it safe to buy this card or not?
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July 16, 2013 10:17:17 PM

gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
There is a 500W power supply on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is only $25, but honestly you need a whole system upgrade everything is outdated, throwing in a new GPU won't help much if at all.

cannot afford a whole upgrade just want to get the most of what i have. new egg doesnt ship to new zealand. and thats 50 nzd which is 40 usd. a new gpu will help a lot compaired to my current gpu a gt 430 ddr3. is it safe to buy this card or not?

The card and PSU will work, yes
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July 16, 2013 10:31:06 PM

Pokefinch27 said:
gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
There is a 500W power supply on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is only $25, but honestly you need a whole system upgrade everything is outdated, throwing in a new GPU won't help much if at all.

cannot afford a whole upgrade just want to get the most of what i have. new egg doesnt ship to new zealand. and thats 50 nzd which is 40 usd. a new gpu will help a lot compaired to my current gpu a gt 430 ddr3. is it safe to buy this card or not?

The card and PSU will work, yes


is there a way to see how much room i have for overclocking once ive installed it?
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July 16, 2013 10:33:38 PM

gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
There is a 500W power supply on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is only $25, but honestly you need a whole system upgrade everything is outdated, throwing in a new GPU won't help much if at all.

cannot afford a whole upgrade just want to get the most of what i have. new egg doesnt ship to new zealand. and thats 50 nzd which is 40 usd. a new gpu will help a lot compaired to my current gpu a gt 430 ddr3. is it safe to buy this card or not?

The card and PSU will work, yes


is there a way to see how much room i have for overclocking once ive installed it?

A good bit most of your stuff is not very Power consuming
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July 18, 2013 8:04:18 PM

Pokefinch27 said:
gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
gomilly said:
Pokefinch27 said:
There is a 500W power supply on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is only $25, but honestly you need a whole system upgrade everything is outdated, throwing in a new GPU won't help much if at all.

cannot afford a whole upgrade just want to get the most of what i have. new egg doesnt ship to new zealand. and thats 50 nzd which is 40 usd. a new gpu will help a lot compaired to my current gpu a gt 430 ddr3. is it safe to buy this card or not?

The card and PSU will work, yes


is there a way to see how much room i have for overclocking once ive installed it?

A good bit most of your stuff is not very Power consuming


ive got the power supply and now im hearing on anotther post that it wont be good enough. who can i believe, you or him?
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July 18, 2013 8:06:01 PM

i want comments from people who know for sure what they are talking about.
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July 18, 2013 8:16:00 PM

that PSU is more than enough to run the GPU

Also hi from New Zealand, im in wellington!
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July 18, 2013 8:19:34 PM

reaperz said:
that PSU is more than enough to run the GPU

Also hi from New Zealand, im in wellington!


hi! it is a raidmax though thats why other people say it wont work
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July 24, 2013 3:52:27 PM

reaperz said:
where in NZ are you ?

the raidmax PSU will work fine.

if you want to buy from a shop rather than trademe you can look here
http://pconlineshop.co.nz/pcshop/product_info.php?produ...


im living in dunedin. thanks for the help i've bought the card and psu now and they work fine. there does however seem to be an issue with my old motherboard now and its a pretty strange one. the computer wont detect the graphics card like 95% of the time and when i does the system works fine its only when i shut down the computer it goes back to onboard graphics. it appears that by disconnecting power to the motherboard and processor and then reconnecting them temporarily fixes it. ill probably just leave my computer running all the time until i can get a new mobo. the funny thing is when i took my computer to the local computer store they tested other cards in my system and the problem didnt appear to exist, also my card in one of theirs worked fine too.
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