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Enough power for graphics card?

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

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 http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU 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 http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
    "

    Link: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6950/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6950-overview.aspx#3
  5. Best answer
    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"
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6950/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6950-overview.aspx#3

    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.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6870_X2/25.html
  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
  7. Best answer selected by nah51dog.
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