Will this PSU handle a 5870? Tags: Power Supplies Cooler Master Components Last response: December 15, 2009 8:26 PM in Components Share Anonymous a b ) Power supply December 14, 2009 6:28:13 PM I was thinking about buying a single ATI 5870 1GB, but I'm not too sure if my PSU is enough for it. Specs: Coolermaster Realpower 520W PSU MSI P43 Mobo C2D E8400 @ 3Ghz 4GB DDR2-1066 Ram 700GB HDD Antec 900 with standard fans Is 520 watts enough? Or will I need to upgrade to something better? Thanks! More about : psu handle 5870 Anonymous a b ) Power supply December 14, 2009 6:59:58 PM yes you should be able to handle it. The 5870 has a average power consumption of around 150 watts, and your system only takes up about 250, so yes you should be good. http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f22/amd-radeon-hd-58... at least according to these two JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply December 14, 2009 8:40:53 PM The power supply is adequate for powering a system with one ATI Radeon HD 5870 video card. Here are the official power requirements for the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards. ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements: PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard 500 Watt or greater power supply with two, 75watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors recommended. 600 Watt or greater power supply and four, 75 watt, 6 pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode. ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements: PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended 600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b ) Power supply December 15, 2009 8:26:18 PM Alright then, I'll order one soon. Thanks alot! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can my 3 year old 500W PSU handle an HD 5870 ? Forum Antec eco 520c, Can this PSU handle HD 6950 2gb or 5870 ... more?? Forum Can this power supply handle a i7 920 @ 3.8ghz and radeon hd 5870 in xfire Forum If i can run a 4890, can i handle a 5870 ? Forum 610 watt PSU handle a 7970 and Core i7 920? Forum Is this PSU good enough for a 4890 or a 5870 ? Forum Can my PSU handle GTX 460 Forum Can my psu handle these? Forum Can my PSU handle these VGAs ? Forum 5870 /6870 PSU Req. Forum 5870 /6870 PSU requirement??? Forum Recommended minimum psu for crossfire ati 5870 2gb Forum Brand new 5870 and PSU problem Forum R 5870 Beeping + PSU recommendation Forum 500watt PSU for HD 5870 Forum Opinions and price of this PSU........... Forum Dell Printer will read memory card,but will not save to PC ??? Forum PSU buzzing driving me insane.... Forum This is a tricky one Forum This CPU upgrade for my S775 boards - worth it ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !