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Hi, i' recently on the verge of upgrading my graphics card (today, as of now) and was wondering if my current PSU has enough amps and voltage for this GPU.

My PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/234912-thermaltake-675w-toughpower-xt-modular-psu-tpx-675m

My hopefully newly purchased GPU - http://www.ebuyer.com/281704-his-6970-iceq-turbo-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-dual-mini-displayport-hdmi-h697qt2g2m

Thanks.
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  1. This PSU will work perfectly fine with the GFX card, theres no need to worry too much about amps/voltages, The card requires a 550watt or higher PSU, 675 is easily enough.

    The PSU has modules for 6 and 8 pin connectors, the GFX card requires 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin.

    However the following 2 have a higher reliability rating (80+ silver 88%)
    there a little more expensive but have a much higher ammount of modules and the 750 watt version will allow you to upgrade even further (2nd graphics etc) if you need.

    750 watt
    http://www.ebuyer.com/191824-xfx-750w-black-edition-modular-psu-13-5cm-fan-11x-sata-4x-p1-750b-ukb9

    650 watt
    http://www.ebuyer.com/264370-xfx-650w-modular-edition-psu-p1-650x-nlh9
  2. Does my PSU being bronze rated become an issue? I have to say the build quality of this PSU is excellent that i have, nice braided cables too :p but if it being bronze is a problem then this worries me :ouch:
  3. No... bronze is a good thing. Just like in the Olympics. A bronze medallist is a heck of an athlete, and is only slightly not as good as the silver, or gold medallist..
  4. Also i just read that my PSU is made by channel well and re-branded under thermaltake, and i hear good things about channel well made PSU's.
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    I wouldn't worry about Bronze versus Silver; there is no issue with the TP XT being a Bronze rated PSU. If you already have the XT 675W, then don't worry about replacing it - it is sufficient to power the 6970.

    Thermaltake isn't one of the more highly recommended brands because of some reliability issues. People tend to recommend Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic for excellent reliability/performance. Proximon has a recommended PSU thread for some more detailed info if you want to do some more reading. Again...there is no need to replace your PSU - it has sufficient power for your intended GPU.
  6. Best answer selected by sadas21.
  7. Thanks rugger, i'm off to buy the HIS 6970 IceQ. Good times ahead :D
  8. Enjoy!
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