HD 5850 connection corsair PSU

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?

550W - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563

650W - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514

This is the card im looking at
(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?

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
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