GPU Power

Hi all, will a Thermaltake TR2 430W power a Radeon 5830? I know it says 500W min, but I was hoping not to spend any more money if my thermaltake can handle it.
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  1. With basic system it is possible...but you can forget about over clocking.
    I will need full computer specs to give you an answer.
  2. Asus P5k Deluxe WIFI/AP
    Intel C2D E6550 + stock cooler (not overclocked)
    2 x 2Gb Markvision DDR2-800 (1.8V)
    1 x 3.5" Excelstore 160GB SATA HD 5400RPM
    1 x 2.5" Toshiba 250GB SATA HD 5400RPM
    1 x LITEON DVD-RW
    ATI Radeon X1950GT 256Mb
    Thermaltake TR2-430
    1 x 80mm Rear Fan
    1 x 90mm Front Fan
    1 x 80mm Ceiling Fan

    Thanks
  3. The Thermaltake TR2 430W is pretty crappy. Crappy enough that I'm not even gonna ask you what the rest of your system is.

    If you are gonna install a HD 5830, then I recommend you upgrade your PSU. I recommend the OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU which is at least a better than average PSU for $45 after a $15 mail-in rebate + $2 shipping.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016
  4. jaguarskx said:
    The Thermaltake TR2 430W is pretty crappy. Crappy enough that I'm not even gonna ask you what the rest of your system is.

    If you are gonna install a HD 5830, then I recommend you upgrade your PSU. I recommend the OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU which is at least a better than average PSU for $45 after a $15 mail-in rebate + $2 shipping.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016



    Thanks for the reply, will this one work?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159079
  5. Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty (in the USA).
  6. If you have spare cash you can get new 1000w PSU if you like
    Your 430w PSU should do just fine, with some to spare.
  7. Here is a link to an excellent Seasonic 520 watt power supply that is currently on sale at newegg.com for $59.99:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
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