HD 5850 connection corsair PSU Tags: Graphics Cards HD Power Corsair PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: June 12, 2010 11:19 PM in Graphics & Displays Share chiknbane June 12, 2010 10:27:37 PM Hey the HD 5850 requires 2 6 pin PCI-e connectors ("500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended"). Will a 550W corsair VX work? it says "1 x 6 pin PCI Express power ¦ 1 x 8 pin PCI Express power with detachable 2 pin section" is that ok or will i need the 650W TX which has 2 PCI-e 6 pin connectors? links: 550W - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563 650W - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514 This is the card im looking at http://www.ebuyer.com/product/199655 (theres also an ASUS and XFX models) Is it the model with 4500MHz memory clock and 765MHz core clock or 4000 and 725? Will i even notice a difference between the two models with the different speeds? thanks More about : 5850 connection corsair psu Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card June 12, 2010 10:32:51 PM The 550w will work just fine. A 1x8 pin is a 6 pin + 2 more pins and can work as either a 6 pin or a 8 pin connector. But the price difference between the two models isn't that great... Bushmaster78FS June 12, 2010 10:36:26 PM Hey man I got a HX650W, which I am thinking is not too much different from the non-modular model and it has 6+2 pin connectors, plenty of them. If you are going to go 650, go HX650W since it will work... Related resources ATI Radeon HD 5850 with a Corsair HX450w PSU - Forum Corsair GS600 PSU enough for CFX 5850 - Forum Radeon HD 5850 DirectCU power issues - Forum My PSU support HD 5850 xfired? - Forum Inconsistent Crossfire Activity ( HD5850 ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer chiknbane June 12, 2010 10:40:15 PM Quote:But the price difference between the two models isn't that great... So just get the 650? Will the 650 be enough for crossfire? Also do all cards come with some adapters like HDMI-DVI etc or does it depend on the brand? Bushmaster78FS June 12, 2010 11:19:49 PM 5850 Timop suggested is great, that was my first choice but it was too big for my case, I went with 2x 5770 CFX... 650W they work great, I don't have any problems... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumLl I be safe with a corsair CX430 430w PSU to power my system? ForumCan I run a HD 5850 on a CX430? [ Corsair Builder Series, 28A, 1 Rail] ForumPower Supply change to run Sapphire Radeon "Toxic" HD 5850 ForumCorsair 450W VX and HD 5850 ? ForumGetting a colored screen with stripes on HD5850 ForumHD 5850 Upgrade ForumXFX HD 5850 woes... ForumHD5850 not working all of the sudden ForumHD5850 artifacts ForumGetting the correct performance with hd 5850 ? ForumRadeon HD5850 DVI Port Issue ForumHD 5850 Crossfire ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? ForumHD 5850 3-way crossfireX vs HD 5850 2-way crossfireX Forum5850 different crashes More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !