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May 13, 2012 2:22:58 PM

Hi i currently have a winpower atx-450 (450W), and i was wondering if it would run a radeon hd6770? The rest of my build:

Core 2 duo 3.1GHz.
4GB DDR2 Ram
Nvidia geforce 9400GT
Windows XP

I would like to be able to play mafia 2 in 1080p smoothly, 40-50FPS. Will the PSU run this card??

Thanks

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May 13, 2012 4:54:31 PM

I would replace that PSU.. in theory 450 watts is enough to run a 6770, But that PSU is going to be putting out a lot less watts on the 12 volt side. Most likely when you add a larger load to it its going to go "pop" on you. (Even if it has ran for 2-3 years just fine)


Try this one out,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $44.99 (with rebate 24.99)

That will have the juice to run a 6770

Honestly i would replace that winpower even if i wasn't upgrading a PSU... Just google winpower atx and read all the stories of shorted out systems and you will want to switch.
May 13, 2012 7:11:40 PM

AlderonnX said:
I would replace that PSU.. in theory 450 watts is enough to run a 6770, But that PSU is going to be putting out a lot less watts on the 12 volt side. Most likely when you add a larger load to it its going to go "pop" on you. (Even if it has ran for 2-3 years just fine)


Try this one out,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $44.99 (with rebate 24.99)

That will have the juice to run a 6770

Honestly i would replace that winpower even if i wasn't upgrading a PSU... Just google winpower atx and read all the stories of shorted out systems and you will want to switch.


I think i will switch, but the problem is, i live in the uk and newegg can't ship there, i can get a ANTEC VP450P, would that be better? Also i have to upgrade my psu for a new graphics card as it has no pci-e connecter, cheap and cheerful hey!
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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 7:16:28 PM

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-psu-corsair-builder...

Sorry, didn't know you were from UK. Here is the same PSU from a UK vendor.


I still like this one better then the Antec.

Both are the bargain level PSU of a good name brand. I have the Antec 550 model myself. But i think the CX430 is better. For one its a single rail design. I think alot of people including myself prefer that over the antec's dual rail.
May 13, 2012 8:05:04 PM

AlderonnX said:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-psu-antec-basiq-vp4...

Here is the Antec i think you were looking at.


EDIT: seems this one is a bit cheaper as well. Either one would be pretty good for a budget PSU upgrade.


Sorry, just out of interest, does your pc run battlefield 3 or mafia 2 at hd?

Because i think i would expect the same performance from a 6850 and core 2 quad?????

Would i have nearly the same performance??

Thanks
a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 8:26:33 PM

I havn't ran BF3, But i can run Skyrim on max settings and Swtor,WoW, Rift, etc... All on max no problem on a 22" 1920x1080 AOE lcd screen.

The 6850 is stronger then my 550Ti, so as long as your on a single screen your most likely going to be quite happy with it.
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