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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 3:37:31 PM

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....
October 30, 2011 3:40:19 PM

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
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October 30, 2011 3:41:47 PM

also nothing is overclocked and yes it will only be a one gpu system
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 3:44:34 PM

"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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a c 104 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 3:48:22 PM

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.
October 30, 2011 3:53:14 PM

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
October 30, 2011 3:53:35 PM

Best answer selected by nah51dog.