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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC

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a c 130 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 7, 2011 3:43:01 AM

You're going to need to upgrade your PSU, I'm afraid. What are your other system components (as well as overclocks), and do you have OC'ing in mind for the future?
May 7, 2011 3:45:13 AM

1. Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor. 3.0GHz
Memory: :o CZ Reaper HPC 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 .
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB 7200rpm 32MB
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
Monitor: 22" Dell
Sound Card: Speakers (Logitech G35 Headset)
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 3.5G 3500dpi
Mouse Surface: Razer Vespula dual sided control & Speed
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Motherboard: Asus M4A785-M ( BIOS 0906)
Computer Case: Antec 300
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power supply pc power cooling Silencer 500 watt ultra quiet
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May 7, 2011 3:45:39 AM

no OVER clocking done
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 7, 2011 3:49:46 AM

Well, your PSU has 370watts available on the 12v, so you actually won't have to upgrade.
TechPowerUp has that model HD6950 pulling 153watts, coupled with your processor's maximum pull of 125 watts..you should be just fine. It's times like this you pat yourself on the back for getting a good PSU.

Keep in mind, however, that your HD6950 could be pushed a bit further, as well as your processor. Should you choose to do so, I would then get a high quality 600W PSU or an average 700W one.
May 7, 2011 3:53:43 AM

Ok Thanks for your help. No over clocking in the future
May 7, 2011 3:58:15 AM

if i wanted to upgrade psu what would you recommend :bounce: 
May 17, 2011 3:05:33 AM

OK so i changed my mind. since i already had a 5770 i got another one and a 650 watt power supply. is the power supply enough to run two of these cards.

i got these parts.


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

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

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

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

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

hope i did good by buying this stuff
May 17, 2011 4:20:03 PM

some input pls

Don't bump your thread. :non: 
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2011 6:18:36 PM

yes. that 650W psu's good. 12v rail has more than enough amperage to run 5770s in CF. you should be able to run most if not all games for the foreseeable future. nice mobo btw
June 2, 2011 8:15:40 AM

ok every thing is all put together and running smooth.
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