Hd4850x2 on a 500w PSU

Hey guyz, i wanna pick a HD4850x2 from a friend who is selling it relatively cheap. I was wondering if the Silverstone Strider 500w with +12V rail with 34A could handle it ...

What do you think, i'm no expert when it comes to PSU ...

Cheers
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  1. Ati recommends a PSU with 650W or greater, so no I don't think your PSU would be good enough.
  2. Silverstone is actually a good brand but 34a just isn't enough for that card. How much is he selling it for?
  3. jyjjy said:
    Silverstone is actually a good brand but 34a just isn't enough for that card. How much is he selling it for?


    $100 ...

    It's also the sapphire edtion and here:

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=244&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=10

    it says it consumes180w under loaded power ...
  4. $100 is a good deal but trying to use it on that PSU is not a good idea. Even if it starts up you will be pushing it to the limit which is always a bad idea as it will shorten the life span of the unit and cause general instability.
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