500 watt power supply Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Crossfire Graphics Product Last response: November 14, 2010 7:46 PM in Graphics & Displays Share iduhfuse November 14, 2010 12:06:17 AM Hi guys, just wondering what is the best graphics card out there that i can get for a 500 watt power supply. (it has 1 8-pin, 2 6-pins and the mobo supports crossfire-x More about : 500 watt power supply yesitsmario November 14, 2010 12:38:57 AM What brand? How many amps on the +12v rail? Also, what's your processor and monitor resolution? iduhfuse November 14, 2010 12:50:12 AM 1600x900 res monitor core i3 540 thermaltake psu, 25amps on +12v rail Related resources Does the 500Watt power supply strong enough to power the computer - Forum ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND 500 watt power supply that will fit a dell gx 620 d - Forum 500 watt power supply sufficient? - Forum 500 watt power supply in a 305 watt system - Forum 500 or 600 watt power supply ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Martin 71 November 14, 2010 12:51:18 AM what is your price range? I successfully ran a 5850 off a 500w for a while... iduhfuse November 14, 2010 12:54:39 AM i have $1800 lol, so i think im set for anything Martin 71 November 14, 2010 12:57:19 AM XD OKAY! grab a 6970 when it comes out, and a 750 or 800w psu. Or, if you don't want a new psu (for some reason) then get a 6870 purple stank a c 213 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 14, 2010 1:00:04 AM Maximum you can get with that PSU is a Radeon 5770 maybe a 6850. With a i3 you might get a bottleneck with higher end graphics cards. Just a simple PSU upgrade is all you really need though for a graphics card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Martin 71 November 14, 2010 1:01:31 AM I ran a 5850 off a 500w with only 18+ on the 12v rail... yesitsmario November 14, 2010 1:04:40 AM 6850 would do. Martin 71 November 14, 2010 1:05:56 AM well, what do you plan to run on this rig? iduhfuse November 14, 2010 1:08:09 AM casual internet streaming of course. LOLOLOLOLOLOL crysis, metro, all latest games Martin 71 November 14, 2010 1:08:59 AM resolution? iduhfuse November 14, 2010 1:14:32 AM im gonna say 1080p or 1650x1200 purple stank a c 213 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 14, 2010 4:24:18 AM 1)You could upgrade to a 750watt PSU and crossfire with two Radeon 6850's. 2)But if your not looking to buy a new PSU right now, just get a single 6850 i think it only requires 24amps on the 12v/rail so you should be okay. Personally i like number one,but i still think you will get bottlenecked if you for a crossfire or anything higher than a 6850 with the i3,i'm not sure about that. Martin 71 November 14, 2010 11:44:04 AM yes, for the amount of $ you have I'd grab a new cpu, new psu and gpu. Get an i5 750, a 750w psu, and at least a 6870 seeing as those games on 1080p are VERY demanding. Martin 71 November 14, 2010 11:45:17 AM although, if you want it now, the 5870 actually is faster than the 6870... and of course with your $$$ you could easily grab a 5970... but I'd wait for the 6970's if I were you. iduhfuse November 14, 2010 2:15:31 PM alrighty then thanks guys, this is for my friend so yeah. My personal specs are: core i7 930 at 4ghz 4gb 1600mhz hd 6870 crossfire-x corsair watercooling thermaltake 850 watt 500gb ocz SSD's in raid 0 purple stank a c 213 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply November 14, 2010 7:46:12 PM looks good! don't forget to get a motherboard that is corssfire cabable with at least 2PCi-express2.0 slots Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumShould my 500Watt seasonic power supply take on HD6790? Forumneed to get at least a 500 watt power supply for my Gateway DX4300-03, but don\ ForumCooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt Power Supply fit in a dell dimension 5 ForumWill XFX Radeon HD 5830 work on my 500 Watt power supply ? Forum500 watt power supply with 14A on 12v rail?? ForumWill an antec earthwatts 500-watt atx cpu power supply ForumWill I fry my motherboard if I put a 500 watt power supply in a Asus M2N68-LA? ForumNo POST with new video card Forum250 gts power supply Forum[Solved] Not enough power ForumPower Requirements for SLI and OC'ing Forum[Solved] Can my 250 watt psu run any upgraded graphics cards ForumInspirion 530 video upgrades (including power supplyt upgrade) suggestion ForumHow Does Graphic Card Power Relate to Monitor Size? Forum9800 gtx with 250 watt PS?? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !