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May 31, 2012 7:10:49 AM
May 31, 2012 7:26:00 AM

please can someone help me! i don't want to break my system
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a c 76 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 7:53:45 AM

It'll work, but with it being an unknown brand (to me, at least), it's also unknown quality, so who knows how long it will last (it's older apparently), and what it'll take with it if it does die.
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May 31, 2012 7:59:38 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It'll work, but with it being an unknown brand (to me, at least), it's also unknown quality, so who knows how long it will last (it's older apparently), and what it'll take with it if it does die.

if it does die what can happen?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 8:14:53 AM

If it dies catastrophically, it can take the mobo and GPU with it (and possibly the CPU and RAM too, but much less likely). If the protection circuits are good enough, it should just die without any harm to anything else, but I'm not sold that it's a particularly high quality unit (but honestly, even a high quality unit can fail catastrophically, it's just not as likely).
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 12:47:26 PM

Consider using NCIX.ca - they have great prices and do price matching. They have a great deal right now on the XFX Pro 650W for $54.99 after MIR: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manuf...
It's overkill for your system, but it's the best value/dollar.

For $15 less, you can get the XFX Pro 450W for $39.99 after MIR: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=63238&vpn=P1450SX2B9&manuf... It is sufficient for your build with a single HD 6850.
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a c 165 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 12:59:20 PM

1. do you already own that PSU? it's an old PSU and the site you linked said it's not available. if you don't own it, you can get a better unit for less like the corsair CX600 or GS600 (if you want the blue LED)

2. here is a review of it
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/940/apex_sl_8600eps_60...
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May 31, 2012 1:58:14 PM

ct1615 said:
1. do you already own that PSU? it's an old PSU and the site you linked said it's not available. if you don't own it, you can get a better unit for less like the corsair CX600 or GS600 (if you want the blue LED)

2. here is a review of it
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/940/apex_sl_8600eps_60...

I already own it, is it worth it to get another power supply? im super poor :(  i bought it at my local computer store and they recommended it :/ 
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 2:22:51 PM

A system with a single HD6850 requires a 450W PSU with at least 28A on the 12V rails and one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector. A system running two HD6850s in crossfire mode requires a 600W PSU with at least 40A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

It may not be from a company with a great reputation for making quality PSUs, but with 44A on the 12V rails it has more than sufficient power to run your PC. Assuming that it can deliver its rated power, it actually is sufficient to run a CF of HD6850s. You already own it, are budget limited, and are using a single HD6850; I say you should use this PSU for your system.
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May 31, 2012 3:31:35 PM

Rugger said:
A system with a single HD6850 requires a 450W PSU with at least 28A on the 12V rails and one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector. A system running two HD6850s in crossfire mode requires a 600W PSU with at least 40A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

It may not be from a company with a great reputation for making quality PSUs, but with 44A on the 12V rails it has more than sufficient power to run your PC. Assuming that it can deliver its rated power, it actually is sufficient to run a CF of HD6850s. You already own it, are budget limited, and are using a single HD6850; I say you should use this PSU for your system.

thank you so much, i really appreciate the help!
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May 31, 2012 3:31:46 PM

Best answer selected by cleanslate.
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May 31, 2012 4:15:26 PM

Rugger said:
A system with a single HD6850 requires a 450W PSU with at least 28A on the 12V rails and one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector. A system running two HD6850s in crossfire mode requires a 600W PSU with at least 40A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

It may not be from a company with a great reputation for making quality PSUs, but with 44A on the 12V rails it has more than sufficient power to run your PC. Assuming that it can deliver its rated power, it actually is sufficient to run a CF of HD6850s. You already own it, are budget limited, and are using a single HD6850; I say you should use this PSU for your system.

will i be able to overclock my CPU safely? i was watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mkGQhE1o2w&feature=rela... and i thought i'd make it because i have something like 100w to spare. Can i with that heatsink?!?
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 4:43:06 PM

Your system has sufficient power to support an OC on your CPU and the Hyper 212+ is a great HSF for mild-moderate OCs...you're safe.
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May 31, 2012 6:26:03 PM

cleanslate said:
I already own it, is it worth it to get another power supply? im super poor :(  i bought it at my local computer store and they recommended it :/ 


you already own it and it works, may as well use it. the AMD 6850 is not that power demanding to begin with.
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