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October 4, 2010 3:00:37 PM

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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October 4, 2010 3:03:38 PM

With basic system it is possible...but you can forget about over clocking.
I will need full computer specs to give you an answer.
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October 4, 2010 3:09:39 PM

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

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October 4, 2010 3:15:57 PM

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=N82E168...
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October 4, 2010 4:05:45 PM

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=N82E168...



Thanks for the reply, will this one work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 4, 2010 4:37:30 PM

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).
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October 4, 2010 4:40:12 PM

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.
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