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January 31, 2012 1:10:19 PM

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-mod...

650 watt
http://www.ebuyer.com/264370-xfx-650w-modular-edition-p...
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January 31, 2012 1:16:10 PM

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: 
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January 31, 2012 1:21:32 PM

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..
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January 31, 2012 1:27:45 PM

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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January 31, 2012 1:30:37 PM

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.
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January 31, 2012 1:32:59 PM

Best answer selected by sadas21.
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January 31, 2012 1:34:14 PM

Thanks rugger, i'm off to buy the HIS 6970 IceQ. Good times ahead :D 
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January 31, 2012 1:35:14 PM

Enjoy!
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January 31, 2012 1:51:38 PM

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