PSU for my Radeon 3870

hey guys

just need your opinions regarding this PSU.

it's a Point of View Black Diamond 500W
http://www.pointofview-online.com/showroom.php?shop_mode=product_detail&product_id=40

here are its ratings
+3.3V 34A
+5V 40A
+12V1 16A
+12V2 17A
-12V 0.8A

I live in Lebanon so I'm sure most of you have never heard of that brand; there aren't alot of options here and parts tend to be way expensive too (ie.: a Thermaltake W0103RE ToughPower 600W PSU costs $185 USD here, and that's probably not even a tier 3 PSU brand, heh). That Point of View PSU costs $61 USD.

anyway, thanks in advance. :)
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  1. Feeling for you man! I would've recommended another brand like CORSAIR or ANTEC, if it weren't for your situation The ratings look good, but what is your mobo, GPU, CPU, etc?
  2. here's my 'primitive' gaming rig:

    mobo: Intel DP35DP
    CPU: Intel C2D E6750 @ 2.66GHz
    RAM: 2gb ddr2-800
    HDDs: 500gb + 160gb
    DVD writer
    current PSU: Enlight 400W

    the vga I'm using right now is an ATI Radeon x1550 - my brand new Radeon 3870's sitting in my closet right now; won't open it till I get a new PSU to be honest.
  3. It should be fine, the 3870 has very low power requirements so i'm sure it would work well.
  4. alright, I'm gonna go for it then. Thanks for your inputs guys.
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