Is my PSU big enough to run this card?

I have a 230W PSU. I am ordering a Sapphire Radeon 5670 512MB Version on Friday.

Is my PSU big enough to run this card with these system specs?

OS: Windows 7 32 Bit
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
RAM: 2GB DDR2 (2x 512 and 1x 1GB)
Mobo: Acer F690GVM (Socket AM2)
Monitor: Hannspree 19" Widescreen @ 1440x900
HDD: 320GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-22RYA0 ATA Device (IDE)
Optical Drive: None (I use mounting programs)
Audio: Realtek Onboard

Also will my system Bottleneck the GPU?
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  1. umm im using a hd5570 on a 250w power supply. a 5670 uses ~20w more so it might be a risk.
  2. No, I'd upgrade 250 PSU isn't alot of power i'd buy a 350 WATT
    edit: the reason I say this is if you ever want to get another Hard drive it might not have enough wattage
  3. i have a tfx power supply, the highest i can get is a 300w psu. my card works fine on the 250w power supply. its a dell power supply, the card only uses 42w maximum.
  4. I would stick with the HD5570 on a 230w. The HD5670 may be asking for too much.
  5. I don't plan on adding anything to this build; reason I'm buying this card is so I can game until I have the money to make a whole new build and then I'm passing this one along.

    This review shows it uses under 200 watts on load: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/18288/9

    And the reviews system specs: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/17747/4

    Which are extreme compared to mine. I figured since i don't have a optical drive it should be fine?

    I know I might be cutting it close, but I used to run an 8500 gt (PNY) no problem on this PSU, with the optical drive.

    I won't be pushing this card to say the Crysis extreme, mostly WoW and DX10 single player games, along with some Source engines.
  6. Look at the side of the PSU and tell us how many amps it claims to have on the +12v rail. This is actually the important number rather than the "230w" rating.
  7. I'm not sure, looking at it right now it doesn't explicitly say it. The numbers it does have:

    AC INPUT: 100-127/220-240V ~ 7/3.5A 60/50Hz

    DC OUTPUT: +5V ===/ 20A MAX -12V ===/ 0.5A MAX +12V1 ===/ 10A MAX
    (Chinese Lettering?): +5V(SB) ===/ 2A MAX +3.3V === 20A MAX +12V2 ===/ 13A MAX

    A quick google search of the model no. I found on the PSU itself came up with this:
    http://www.supernotebook.com/power-supply.php?psupart=3489
    And
    http://e-techsiliconvalley.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_62_10_485&products_id=13457

    All of the connectors it shows are the same one mine contains.

    Google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=PS-6301-08A
  8. both of the links show a 300w power supply. if ur current power supply contains the same connectors it should be ok since it has a 6 pin pci-e cable, although u dont need it for the 5670. according to the writing on the label it has 2 12v rails, 10a and 13a. in that case it should work.
  9. infernox_01 said:
    both of the links show a 300w power supply. if ur current power supply contains the same connectors it should be ok since it has a 6 pin pci-e cable, although u dont need it for the 5670. according to the writing on the label it has 2 12v rails, 10a and 13a. in that case it should work.


    Alright, thanks for the help. It's been greatly appreciated, and I even learned something.

    Thank you!
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