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Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Question

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April 11, 2010 3:02:34 PM

Hey guys im considering buying a Radeon HD5770 and it says it requires a 450W power supply, my question is can i get away with only having a 430W power supply ?

The exact card i want to buy is here: http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/128147/Sapphire/21163-00-41...

Thanks in advance :) 
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April 11, 2010 3:18:44 PM

What brand is your power supply?
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April 11, 2010 3:22:16 PM



Thanks for the quick reply :)  i believe my PSU is a ThermalTake.
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April 11, 2010 3:34:59 PM

Uhh sorry man, I'd say no, I wouldn't trust that personally.

Depending on your other pc specs, you *could* try to get lucky but I doubt you should. Do you have the money for a new PSU? What's the rest of your build look like?
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April 11, 2010 3:41:04 PM

The rest of my build is, Core 2 Duo E6400, Currently using a 8600 GTS for my video card, gigabyte 965P-DS3, with 4GB DDR2 Ram, I do have the money to get a new PSU but i wont have enough to pay someone to put it in lol. I just dont trust myself putting one in as i have never done it before.
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April 11, 2010 3:47:41 PM

Difficulty: Simple
Time Required: 5-10 minutes
Tools Required: Screwdriver

I like this part haha, i just thought Power supply ( Electricity ) + Me = Bad, Thanks for all your help mate i think maybe i will try get away with my current PSU, and if it doesnt work ill get a new one and use the guide to install it!. Thanks again :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2010 3:48:23 PM

If you need help choosing a psu, just pop the question and there are tons of us here ready to help with that too ;) 
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April 13, 2010 2:28:58 PM

Hey I've got a 400w Thermaltake Lite power with a e7300 C2D with a 5770 , No problems at all for me :) 
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April 13, 2010 2:31:07 PM

that thermaltake is enough, the 5770 uses less power then a 9800GT, it only needs a 400w PSU.
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