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Will ATI Radeon HD 5670 work well on my system(mainly PSU)?

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March 28, 2012 2:46:55 PM

My rig --
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @2.66 2.67 ghz
2 GB DDR2 Ram
Gigabyte GA-G31M v1 Motherboard
I am going to get an ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB GDDR5
I will change my PSU to Mercury or Odyssey 450 W PSU for 550 rs(12 USD)
Is that PSU good enough to handle the HD 5670? Ive heard that for cards like this one, a cheap psu is enough.
Or do I have to get a different PSU and which one is the best for the money? The shpkeeper said that Mercury and Odyssey are fairly satisfactory. Is it so?
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March 28, 2012 3:14:42 PM

Where are you located? I've never heard of Mercury or Odyssey PSU's. I would recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, Antec, or PCP&C.
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March 28, 2012 3:18:49 PM

I am in INDIA. You can google those cheap PSUs to find out about them.
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March 28, 2012 3:41:21 PM

Rockdpm said:
hmm a good quality 600 watt will be plenty for you

With those specs ?
A good quality 450 watt psu would allow him to run a pair of 5670's and not have to worry about power.

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March 28, 2012 4:18:52 PM

delluser1 said:
With those specs ?
A good quality 450 watt psu would allow him to run a pair of 5670's and not have to worry about power.

Key words being "Good Quality"! :D 
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March 28, 2012 4:26:52 PM

clarkjd said:
Key words being "Good Quality"! :D 

But will any 15 $ PSU be sufficient to run this card?
I dont think it asks for much.
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March 28, 2012 4:31:52 PM

I'd be wary running any system on a $15 PSU. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more money on a PSU from a quality brand. You shouldn't need more than a 400w to run that system.

Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, PCP&C, XFX, and Enermax (in that order) are the brands I would recommend.
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March 28, 2012 5:40:31 PM

maneeshthegamer said:
But will any 15 $ PSU be sufficient to run this card?
I dont think it asks for much.

I wouldn't run a light bulb from a $15 PSU. You are just asking for trouble!
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March 29, 2012 1:00:35 AM

a 5670 doesn generally even have a pcie power connector and just runs off the pcie bus power. I have a 4670 running in my grandsons Compaq pc with a 230w PSU and 5670 usues even less power.

if your 5670 doesnt use a pcie power plug then I wouldnt bother upgrading the PSU unless its 3+ years old. Those PSU you mentioned are probably worse crap then what you get with an OEM (like HP/Compaq) LoL
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October 27, 2012 6:00:51 PM

Hey friends,in between,let me ask something.I'm having a Coolermaster 350W PSU.Can I get a HD 5670 with this PSU in hand..?
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October 27, 2012 6:07:47 PM

dannylivesforher said:
Hey friends,in between,let me ask something.I'm having a Coolermaster 350W PSU.Can I get a HD 5670 with this PSU in hand..?

In principle, you would likely be able to run that with a 200W PSU.

In practice, mileage may vary due to the broad spread of PSU quality across manufacturers and product/model lines. You have to check reviews for your exact model from hardwaresecrets, johnnyguru and other similar sites to get an idea of how likely you are to have problems with it.
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October 27, 2012 6:25:58 PM

InvalidError said:
In principle, you would likely be able to run that with a 200W PSU.

In practice, mileage may vary due to the broad spread of PSU quality across manufacturers and product/model lines. You have to check reviews for your exact model from hardwaresecrets, johnnyguru and other similar sites to get an idea of how likely you are to have problems with it.


Thanks dude.I'll check them out....And,from your reply,I think my PSU would be just fine...right?
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October 28, 2012 12:21:14 AM

dannylivesforher said:
Thanks dude.I'll check them out....And,from your reply,I think my PSU would be just fine...right?

It all depends on quality.

When I rebuilt my PC today (upgraded from C2D-E8400/8GB to i5-3470/16GB/H77, reused everything else including my HD5770), I used a 10 years old Antec PSU to do a 10h memtest86 burn-in before installing the OS and transplanting other components for more testing. Works fine, albeit nowhere near as efficient and quiet as my year-old Antec Earthwatt.

A good 300W PSU can power most mid/low-end builds.
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October 28, 2012 1:33:50 AM

InvalidError said:
It all depends on quality.

When I rebuilt my PC today (upgraded from C2D-E8400/8GB to i5-3470/16GB/H77, reused everything else including my HD5770), I used a 10 years old Antec PSU to do a 10h memtest86 burn-in before installing the OS and transplanting other components for more testing. Works fine, albeit nowhere near as efficient and quiet as my year-old Antec Earthwatt.

A good 300W PSU can power most mid/low-end builds.


That sounds cool...and,by the way,i was thinking if HD 5670 GDDR5 makes 'huge' difference from HD 5670 GDDR3...

And,is GDDR5 available in market? Or is it permanently discontinued?
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October 28, 2012 1:51:33 AM

GDDR5 is still available today.
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October 28, 2012 2:28:34 AM

clarkjd said:
Where are you located? I've never heard of Mercury or Odyssey PSU's. I would recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, Antec, or PCP&C.


I have a few years ago to be more pacific in 2005 when i got my first PC i bought it at target and it was a Mercury a low budget hunk of junk that made me the laughing stock of the school yard but that's off topic anyways they were around in Australia i would stay clear of them
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October 28, 2012 2:37:07 AM

maneeshthegamer said:
My rig --
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @2.66 2.67 ghz
2 GB DDR2 Ram
Gigabyte GA-G31M v1 Motherboard
I am going to get an ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB GDDR5
I will change my PSU to Mercury or Odyssey 450 W PSU for 550 rs(12 USD)
Is that PSU good enough to handle the HD 5670? Ive heard that for cards like this one, a cheap psu is enough.
Or do I have to get a different PSU and which one is the best for the money? The shpkeeper said that Mercury and Odyssey are fairly satisfactory. Is it so?


Stay away from NO NAME brand's stick with a reputable company. It may cost a little bit more but you buy cheap product's expect cheap quality i would go for this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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October 28, 2012 8:40:01 AM

socialfox said:
GDDR5 is still available today.


Thanks for the info dude....I'm expecting to get one soon....
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October 28, 2012 2:16:52 PM

socialfox said:
GDDR5 is still available today.


And,would the GDDR5 make a huge price difference from the GDDR3 version...?
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October 28, 2012 2:30:48 PM

I would say generally a $20 increase but it does have an increase in performance. GDDR3 running with a 256 bit bus is equivalent to a GGDR5 running on a 128 bit bus.
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October 29, 2012 12:05:24 PM

socialfox said:
I would say generally a $20 increase but it does have an increase in performance. GDDR3 running with a 256 bit bus is equivalent to a GGDR5 running on a 128 bit bus.


Oh...! Is that so...? :o  I'm really tight on budget.So I think I'll go for the GDDR3 Version...Thanks for the information dude.... :D 
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