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Will a corsair cx500 run a sapphire 7850?

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September 8, 2013 8:17:14 PM

It says it needs a minimum of 500 watts but if I have the minimum will that be enough to not crash and stuff like that?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2013 8:26:25 PM

Yes, easily. Manufacturers massively bloat PSU requirements because people tend to see a wattage and go and buy a $10 PSU that fulfills that, in reality wattage means little when deciding if or not a PSU can power a system.
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a c 262 ) Power supply
a c 256 U Graphics card
September 8, 2013 8:28:30 PM

You are more than fine. You only need a 450w unit and really a CX430 would be enough. They have to overstate how much power you need because of people using low quality power supplies that can't put out their rated wattage.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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