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AMD Radeon HD6950

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November 30, 2011 5:06:20 PM

I want you to look at this videocard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
My questions are: I've got a 520W Inter-Tech Sinan Power PSU, without any 6 pin pci-e connectors that would go from the PSU into this videocard(it says it requires 2 of these cables). Also, i've heard that this videocard does not come with such cables, no bundle.. So, is this particular PSU, WITHOUT those 2 pci-e connectors(with 6 pins) powerful enough to run this videocard?
And, owners of this videocard, is it good for casual gaming?
I'm NOT looking into overclocking and/or CFX.
Thank you in advance.

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November 30, 2011 5:09:31 PM

I would not trust that PSU with that GPU myself. I would look into getting a decent 500w of quality. Thats not to say it wouldn't work, just I wouldn't personally do it.
November 30, 2011 5:34:44 PM

I thought about the same.... The PSU before that cracked and I needed quickly a new one. Didn't really have the time to research. I'm currently building a new rig and i'm short on money, thought that MAYBE i could use the SinanPower PSU. What PSU would you recomend? 70$-80$ TOPS.
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November 30, 2011 5:43:41 PM

I would recommend an earthwatts 650 watt I have one running a similar card... and based on my calculations (along with 3 hdds, and 9 fans). I'm getting closed to 650 watts.... it's always good to go a little above what you will need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 normally $89.99
November 30, 2011 6:12:57 PM

That's really cheap. Even $89.99. In my country, VAT is 24%, the all the taxes are higher, etc. :fou:  Here it is around 180$. Not exagerating. Guess i'll keep the old PSU. Thanx.
November 30, 2011 6:19:46 PM

slhpss said:
I would recommend an earthwatts 650 watt I have one running a similar card... and based on my calculations (along with 3 hdds, and 9 fans). I'm getting closed to 650 watts.... it's always good to go a little above what you will need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 normally $89.99

Will an Antec Earthwatts 650W do the trick? That's cheaper,
Specs: that HD6950, an old 320gb HDD, Phenom X6 1075 T CPU and 4 gigs of DDR3 on ASUS M5A97 PRO mobo.
November 30, 2011 6:28:18 PM

loghinu said:
Will an Antec Earthwatts 650W do the trick? That's cheaper,
Specs: that HD6950, an old 320gb HDD, Phenom X6 1075 T CPU and 4 gigs of DDR3 on ASUS M5A97 PRO mobo.


yeah you have very similar specs to my machine and I'm running an antec earthwatts 650 and it's 3 years old and still kicking

I'm running AM2+ instead of AM3 and a 940 x4... 4 gigs ram... 3 x 7200 hdds... 7 x 120mm fans... 2 x 180mm... and a 6950 and the 650 is fine for it
November 30, 2011 6:36:30 PM

antec earthwatts are great.
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