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May 10, 2012 8:33:16 AM

what kind of psu and wattage do i need for my system

MY SYSTEM IS

CPU AMD ALTHON ii X2 260 3.2 GHZ DUAL CORE

MOBO Asrock N68-S3 UCC AMD Socket AM3 mATX motherboard

RAM 4GB OF DDR3

HARD DRIVE Samsung 320GB SATA Hard Drive

AND MY GRAPHIC WILL BE A HD 6870 :hello: 

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May 10, 2012 10:55:20 AM

nah i want something with more power like a 700w
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May 10, 2012 10:56:36 AM

i have been told tht thsi card will not bottle neck with my cpu
May 10, 2012 10:58:30 AM

who tell you that it will bottleneck and why you need more power if 550w is more then enough
May 10, 2012 11:00:34 AM

i ask people on my another forum and they said tht this gpu will not bottleneck the cpu at 1280 by 1024 and tht will only bottleneck if the fps drips down below 30
May 10, 2012 11:05:08 AM

oh sorry i dont know your resolution yes in that resolution it will be fine but little bit bottleneck will be there.:) but in 1080p resolution it will bottleck.:) 

you should go with only 550w which is more then enough for both your cpu+gpu overclock you dont need that much power.:) 

in cpu dependent games like skyrim and others it will bottlenck
May 10, 2012 11:05:25 AM

skitz9417 said:
i ask people on my another forum and they said tht this gpu will not bottleneck the cpu at 1280 by 1024 and tht will only bottleneck if the fps drips down below 30


I can tell you that there is CPU bottleneck with 6870. I had a 4890 once, and moving from Piix2 550 to Piix4 955 saw significant FPS improvement over BFBC2 - yes, that was under 1280x1024.
May 10, 2012 11:09:19 AM

may1 get much bottlenecking with ur setup
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May 10, 2012 11:09:45 AM

A 700W PSU is about the right size PSU for two HD 6870s.
Get a good one, and one with 4x PCI-e power connectors for the graphics cards.
May 10, 2012 11:13:27 AM

i only want one but i want 2 have euogh power if i want 2 upgrade
May 10, 2012 11:14:14 AM

WR2 said:
A 700W PSU is about the right size PSU for two HD 6870s.
Get a good one, and one with 4x PCI-e power connectors for the graphics cards.


do you think that cpu will not bottleneck two hd 6870?
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May 10, 2012 11:14:38 AM

A good, quality 600W PSU will handle any single graphics card easily.
May 10, 2012 11:15:02 AM

yes problary
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May 10, 2012 11:15:18 AM

sunnk said:
do you think that cpu will not bottleneck two hd 6870?
He's upgrading the GPU. He might be planning on a CPU upgrade as well.
May 10, 2012 11:17:18 AM

i already have the cpu and i dont want upgrade it
May 10, 2012 11:18:23 AM

i want 2 know how the card will run with my cpu and what i would need for this card and my system
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May 10, 2012 11:18:46 AM

Why did you want a 700W PSU?
May 10, 2012 11:18:49 AM

so then why dont you go with hd 6850 which is very good card it can handle games on your resolution with max setings with 2xaa or maybe 4xaa.:) 
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May 10, 2012 11:19:19 AM

For your system, a good 450W PSU would be plenty.
May 10, 2012 11:21:48 AM

well i was thinking of future profing my pc and i might get the hd 6850 or the hd 6870 and i will get the 550 w psu
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May 10, 2012 11:25:57 AM

Future proofing? Like upgrading that dual core 2010 CPU?
May 10, 2012 1:26:24 PM

yeah when im ready 2 upgrade my system in like 2 years or so
May 11, 2012 5:59:11 AM

if i have a hd 6850 in my system how much will i need
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May 11, 2012 6:05:54 AM

A good quality 450W PSU will have plenty of power for your system.
May 11, 2012 7:22:47 AM

would a 550w psu and its a Thermaltake TR2-550 NP Desktop PC Power Supply 550W ATX12V 2.0 W0102 good eough
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May 11, 2012 7:29:55 AM

Not thrilled with the W0102. It's like a 5yr old model and never well regarded. More like an 'average' 500W PSU.

Any other choices available?
May 11, 2012 7:35:14 AM

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
May 11, 2012 7:36:41 AM

CoolerMaster 700W Extreme Power+ Gaming Power Supply PS
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May 11, 2012 7:40:23 AM

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular ??
May 11, 2012 7:44:11 AM

found one thanks for the help and do u know if newegg ships 2 the austarila
May 11, 2012 2:29:12 PM

whats a good brand for a hd 6850
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May 11, 2012 8:24:37 PM

I typically just go for the least expensive one...i've had great success with HiS.
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May 11, 2012 8:36:26 PM

I like HIS and Sapphire too. That Powercolor model would also be a good option.
May 12, 2012 5:11:22 AM

sapphire for good price and performance.:) 

xfx for better built and customer support.:) 

gigabyte for good cooling and overclocking ability.:) 

his iceq x cooling is way better and overclocking is very nice.:) 

maybe msi twinfrozr for cooling and overclocking.:) 
May 12, 2012 5:31:48 AM

what about Asus
May 12, 2012 5:40:58 AM

oh yeah i like asus direct cu ii top thats an very good card keeps the gpu cool and very good overclocking also.:) 
May 12, 2012 5:44:07 AM

how big is the card though
May 12, 2012 5:50:59 AM

skitz9417 said:
how big is the card though



10.24 " x 4.84 " Inch
May 12, 2012 5:54:50 AM

is the 10 in lenght
May 12, 2012 5:57:30 AM

yes its in length i think so
May 12, 2012 6:08:58 AM

i can get the powercolour one for cheaper of amazon
May 12, 2012 6:11:23 AM

the hd 6850 is 22 cm
May 12, 2012 6:17:23 AM

how much did your case support for gpu tell me in this order lenght x weidth x height
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