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March 8, 2012 2:17:04 AM

Hello,I am getting a cooler master storm enforcer case with
Asus M5a97-Evo motherboard
Asus Redeon HD6570
AMD fx-8150
500gb Hard Drive
8g of ram
so i was woundering how much power i would need

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March 8, 2012 2:27:53 AM

Hello Jamifo308;

That's for a gaming build? That HD 6570 isn't much of a gaming GPU.
A decent 400W PSU should be plenty.

What's the reason behind getting such a weak graphics card?
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March 8, 2012 4:24:55 AM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6570 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 20 Amps or greater.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.
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March 8, 2012 4:50:35 AM

Downgrade to an fx-8120 and get yourself a higher end gpu.
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March 8, 2012 11:52:10 AM

^+1 At least buy a HD 6770..
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March 8, 2012 11:54:37 AM

Maybe he's building a HTPC system?
Or has a 1024x768 resolution monitor.
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March 15, 2012 3:20:20 AM

funding stoped me from getting a better video card i wanted a PowerColor ATI Radeon HD7970 3GB Graphic Video Card 925Mhz DVI HDMI Display Port but to much for me.
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March 15, 2012 2:42:08 PM

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

This saves you $130 over the mobo/CPU you chose and gives better gaming performance. More accurately...comparable performance when you're GPU-limited (anything under an HD 6950 will be GPU limited).

$130 + $65 (cost of an HD 6570) = $195
This gives you enough money to get an HD 6870 for $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

plus another $25 to add to your PSU budget to get a good quality 500W PSU; great deal on the Corsair Builder 500W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 16, 2012 2:13:37 AM

i bought the HD 6570 for $100 off ebay from PCMEAL and got free postage .....
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