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July 3, 2011 5:48:01 PM

Hey guys, im new at this stuff and would like some reassurances.

i plan to buy a graphics card (for the first time). so i decided to buy a 6850. Then i found out i need a PSU. After reading, i was informed that such a graphics card used a 6-pin connector and under the "details" section, the card stated a requirement for 500w.

PSU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Graphics card:
http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?...


Is this a good mix? Also, do i have to make sure that the PSU connectors are compatible with my other components (i.e. motherboard, dvd drive), are is all this other stuff standard?

What else should i look for to ensure suitability?


thanks for any help :) 

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July 3, 2011 5:59:21 PM

That is plenty of power fora 6850, in fact a quality 350W+ can run it fine.
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July 3, 2011 6:45:36 PM

cheezo99 said:
Also, do i have to make sure that the PSU connectors are compatible with my other components (i.e. motherboard, dvd drive), are is all this other stuff standard?

What else should i look for to ensure suitability?

The PSU adheres to the ATX12V version 2.2 specification so all of the connectors are compatible with the motherboard and devices.

As long as the Radeon HD 6850 has implemented the PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 2.1 correctly you shouldn't have any compatibility problems with using the graphics card in a PCI Express 2.0 or PCI Express 1.x revision x16 slot.
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