Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Will XFX Radeon HD 5830 work on my 500 Watt power supply?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 28, 2011 7:26:23 PM

I'm not too keen on computer hardware and I had been considering buying a new graphics card. I was really interested in the XFX Radeon HD 5830 and was wondering if it would work on my pc. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

My Specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33 GHz
DDR2 4 GB RAM
500 Watt Power Supply

The card I'm looking at buying:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

My power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My Motherboard (not sure if this is relevant):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2011 7:34:26 PM

Spend a little more money and get a decent power supply in my opinion, that is the one and only part in your computer you should spend a little extra cash on. However, yes 500w would be enough for a 5830.

Like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if you do not mind rebates, this card is only ten dollars more and is quite a nice bit better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Share
January 28, 2011 7:45:24 PM

Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it. I looked at that graphics card you suggested, would that for sure work with the power supply I have? If so, I'll definitely purchase it.
Score
0
Related resources
January 28, 2011 7:48:13 PM

Yes what he suggested will work and it will last much much longer than the off brand you were looking at.
Score
0
a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2011 7:50:37 PM

It would work with the powersupply I suggested. I have no idea if it will work on your generic one. Kind of taking a shot in the dark there. You have enough watts and amps to run it, but the quality of that PSU is unkown and anything can happen.
Score
0
January 28, 2011 7:59:47 PM

Thanks a ton! If I have any problem with the card I'll take a look at that power supply you mentioned.
Score
0
January 28, 2011 7:59:55 PM

Best answer selected by pineappleking.
Score
0
a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2011 8:29:41 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!