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Hd 6850 380w psu owns?

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April 1, 2012 11:32:32 PM

hey guys i just found the 2011 july 500$ pc build on the website but there is a radeon hd 6850 and only 380w psu

how is this possible?
will this even work?

i am currently thinking of buying the 6850 or the 6770 depending on how much more money i have to spend more on the psu for the 6850 compared to the 6770.
this is their build

Component Model Price (in dollars)
CPU Intel Core i3-2100 $125
CPU Cooler Intel boxed heatsink/fan $0
Motherboard ASRock H61M-VS $60
RAM Crucial 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 CT2KIT25664BA1339 $40
Graphics Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1 GB $170
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500 GB, SATA 6Gb/s $40
Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/S CPC-T45UE-U01 $30
Power Antec EarthWatts Green EA380D 380 W $40
Optical Asus 24X DVD Burner SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $21
Total Price
$526


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April 1, 2012 11:42:13 PM

ya must get a 6850 no matter wot the 6670 is only 128 video memory. and the 6850has 256 which makes huge diffrence. i wouldnt want to go any less than 500watt for 6850.
April 1, 2012 11:53:18 PM

thnx!

any idea why they put 380w on it?
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April 1, 2012 11:58:15 PM

kangedde said:
thnx!

any idea why they put 380w on it?

Because it's a low power system that really doesn't require more than a 380 watt psu.
Did you look at the power comsumption chart from the review ?
April 2, 2012 12:19:10 AM

They can get away with a 380w psu because it has good amps. A cheap 500w may have less etc...
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