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Enough to power a HIS 5850 Turbo?

Hey guys, I recently upgraded my gpu and I have a HIS 5850 Turbo that I want give to my brother to swap out his old nvidia 9600. I was wondering if his 500w Cooler Master PSU can handle it "safely"?

* The psu only has only pci-e power connector, so if it can run it safely, we're going to use a molex to pci-e adapter*

Thanks in advance for your help!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171018 --> PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161332 --> GPU
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  1. I would think that it "could" handle it safely, but it's not something I would guarantee. The recommended PSU wattage for that card is 500W, but I would probably want 500-600W to be safe. Another issue is that the above PSU has a maximum, not continuous, power rating of 500W. I haven't built enough computers (built my first last year) to give you a straight answer, but maybe someone else can chime in.
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    That looks like it can run it. It has 32A combined on the rails. That should do it.
  3. Should be fine. A 5850 can run on a quality 400w unit. It's not an award winner or anything though.

    If you do decide to upgrade the PSU stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, XFX, Silverstone or Enermax.
  4. So the wattage wouldn't really be taken into account? Just amps on 12v rails?

    @anort3 - so it will do? I don't want to stick it in and have it fry lol

    Don't know if this will affect whether or not its can run it, but he's running an Athlon II x4 635, 2 hard drives, and like 2-3 fans.

    Thanks!
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  6. Oh and Coolermaster is actually more known for their bad power supplies than their good ones.
  7. anort3 said:
    Should be fine. A 5850 can run on a quality 400w unit. It's not an award winner or anything though.

    If you do decide to upgrade the PSU stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, XFX, Silverstone or Enermax.

    I am fairly sure OCZ owns PC Power and Cooling now and makes very good quality PSUs. There StealthXStream2 600w can really supply 700w.
  8. So is this a go or no go? sorry, just want to know before installing it or not.

    Thanks!
  9. Yeah it should work fine.
  10. yup, should be fine.
  11. I don't think you will have any issues, but I would suggest upgrading to a stronger PSU sometime in the future.
  12. Okay, thank you for all the quick replies everyone!!

    @ HostileDonut - Yeah, I told him to upgrade as soon as he can lol
  13. darkslash_323 said:
    Okay, thank you for all the quick replies everyone!!

    @ HostileDonut - Yeah, I told him to upgrade as soon as he can lol

    Okay, sounds good! DId you get the card in for him?
  14. Yeah, the 5850 is massive compared to the 9600 GSO he had lol. I told him to be a bit cautious about the GPU until he can afford a better PSU.
  15. darkslash_323 said:
    Yeah, the 5850 is massive compared to the 9600 GSO he had lol. I told him to be a bit cautious about the GPU until he can afford a better PSU.

    I assume his gaming experience will be much better.
  16. Yeah, he said Crysis 2 looks much better now.

    Thanks!
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