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Enough power for graphics card?

i currently am running my pc with this psu its 520 watts

i want to go ahead and buy this 6950 gpu but dont want to shell out the cash for a new psu if i can hold off on it

the gpu is here

thank you for any advice
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  1. For single GPU it must be enough if you are using a regular PC. Also its Active PFC and must be a good power (Antec Brand is good too)
    you did not mention CPU, Ram, HDDs and etc....
  2. sorry i didnt know how much that would all matter...

    its a phenom 2 965 with 8 gig (4x2) of ram @ 1333

    i have one 64 gig ssd and one 1 tb hd

    i can post links if needed
  3. also nothing is overclocked and yes it will only be a one gpu system
  4. "Suggested AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 System Requirements

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list of Certified products
    Minimum 1GB of system memory
    Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
    DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
    Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
    For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
    Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.

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    yep the psu meets the amd recommentations for the 6950, and Antec being a good brand there's no reason to worry.
    "500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended"

    and frankly the 6950 uses 132W under heavy gaming and the psu has 480W on the 12V rail, so there's plenty left for other components to use.
  6. ok thank you for easing my mind haha i thought it would work but im not much for looking up specs and compatibility! i just love to play
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