i've been contemplating on getting a 2nd hand 4850x2, it costs only $120. My concern right now is the power consumption, I have read this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4850_X2/... and it seems that under the peak load of ~327W, my 500W Silverstone ST50F-ES 80plus standard PSU just might be able to handle it.
My specs are:
amd phenom ii x4 945 3.0GHz
MSI 870-G45 mobo
2x 2GB kingston 1333mhz
samsung 1TB spinpoint f3 HDD
+ a couple of fans here and there
+ peripherals like mouse keyboard
i dont plan to crossfire and the only upgrade i see myself doing in the future is adding an SSD. given that i do end up with a 4850x2 and an ssd, will my PSU be able to keep up?