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Best graphic card with this PSU (Seasonic 400w)?

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August 1, 2013 5:27:04 AM

Hello, I just want to ask what would be the best graphic card I can add to this setup without changing anything else:
AMD FX 6300 - light OC
Asus M5A97 EVO
2x GSkill 1600 4gb
Seasonic SS-400ES 400W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

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August 1, 2013 5:39:25 AM

7850 or 660 non ti
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August 1, 2013 6:36:28 AM

Thanks, I checked that card and it says:
"500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended"
Are they just exaggerating for safety when they say 500W or greater?

And secondly, it doesn't matter that my PSU has two 12v rails right? Because I have read contradicting things about this.
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August 1, 2013 6:42:00 AM

ddg7 said:
Thanks, I checked that card and it says:
"500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended"
Are they just exaggerating for safety when they say 500W or greater?

And secondly, it doesn't matter that my PSU has two 12v rails right? Because I have read ambiguous things about this.


Those are the recommend ratings which the manufacturer plays very safe on. spentshells and I noticed you have a Seasonic PSU which is the top brand there is and you shouldn't have a problem running it. :)  I wouldn't go overclocking but you should be fine at stock speeds.
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August 1, 2013 7:03:11 AM

I've run a 3220 and 2 7850 cards in crossfire on a 430wat corsair cx psu and it isn't nearly as good as the seaasonic psu you are currently using.

Ocing the 7850 shouldn't be an issue as long as you really are going light on the 6300 OC but take it easy on the 7850 oc as well.
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August 2, 2013 6:20:07 AM

Thank you both! I'll go with the 7850, looks like a nice card too :) 
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