Will this PSU handle a 5870?

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!
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  1. 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-5870-5850-power-consumption-summary-66340/

    at least according to these two :D
  2. 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.
  3. Alright then, I'll order one soon.

    Thanks alot!
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