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Can Corsiar VX450 handle ATI Radeon 5850?

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January 4, 2010 9:28:32 PM

Friends, I have a modest system for some moderate gaming. My Specs are below. And my question is whether my PSU (vx450) is good enough?


Athlon II X4 620 Propus (Thermaltake aftermarket Air Cooler)
Biostar 790GX 128M
2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR 2 800
Corsiar VX450
Sapphire Radeon 5850 GDDR5 1GB
Coolermaster 690(model) 1 120mm fan front and 1 120mm rear( Both coolermaster)
Seagate 7200.11 500GB
LG DVD RW
BenQ E 2200 HD
a c 1407 U Graphics card
January 4, 2010 9:33:30 PM

It has enough amps on the +12 volt rail and is comparable or better in output to many generic 500-550watt psu's. So I would say yes it can!
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February 3, 2010 7:02:17 PM

I've got a VX450 driving a 5850 using the built-in 6-pin and an adapter for molex-to-6-pin. Been running for two days now, no problem with DX9, DX10 or DX11. High of 66 degrees under full load, with fan at a quiet 29%. Life is good.

ASRock X58 Extreme
Core i7 920 (@3.6, stock voltage)
3x2GB OCZ PC3-10666
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Cooler Master Storm Scout (120mm front, 140mm top)
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Lite-On BD-ROM
Samsung DVD ROM/R/RW
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February 4, 2010 12:27:22 AM

A 5850 is very power efficient and uses far less energy than a power hungry GTX280 or GTX285. A good 450-500watt is more than enough for any setup with a single GPU (such as the GTX280).

A good 450watt would be enough for a 5850.
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