Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PSU for the 4870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 23, 2010 10:47:33 PM

I just bought a 4870 from newegg for an ultra cheap gaming rig that I'm fixing together. What power supply is needed to run this card? My other specs are

Athlon II X3 440
seagate barracuda 320gb
4gb ddr2 800 ram
antec 900 case w/ 4 fans.
asus 785g mobo

How much amps is needed to run the 4870? (14,15,18 on the 12v rail?) I was thinking of buying: http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de... but I don't think it is enough.

Thanks

More about : psu 4870

a c 202 U Graphics card
a c 288 ) Power supply
August 23, 2010 10:52:23 PM

The 450VX will have plenty of power for a 4870, its more powerful than many 500W units.
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 23, 2010 10:53:41 PM

You will be fine since your going with that Corsair, its a good brand and a good build even for them.
m
0
l
Related resources
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
August 24, 2010 12:27:34 AM

Ok thanks. I heard this card takes a lot of power and I got a little worried
m
0
l
a c 153 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 24, 2010 12:46:55 AM

voltaic1008 said:
Ok thanks. I heard this card takes a lot of power and I got a little worried


It does take up quite a bit of power, and you will be pushing it. But you only have one hard drive, aand a handfull of fans. You'll be fine.
m
0
l
!