Is this PSU enough for gtx 460 or 5850?

Hello I would like to ask this PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/271798-corsair-430w-v2-cx-series-psu-cmpsu-430cxv2uk
Is enough for gtx 460 or ati 5850.
Thanks in advance.

P.s. if not what psu would be best:))?
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  1. It's got enough power for a basic system with either of those cards, just not enough pcie connectors, I'd buy the 500 watt version, it haas 2 pcie connectors
  2. 6850 can run on a 430w quality psu,
    for gtx 460 yes
    hd 5850, no
  3. nokia6290 said:
    Hello I would like to ask this PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/271798-corsair-430w-v2-cx-series-psu-cmpsu-430cxv2uk
    Is enough for gtx 460 or ati 5850.
    Thanks in advance.

    P.s. if not what psu would be best:))?

    Good PSU 80plus Certified and it will run any one of those cards like a champ.
  4. refillable said:
    I don't think so on 5850, this can http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmpsu-500cxv2uk but 560 should run


    manu 11 said:
    6850 can run on a 430w quality psu,
    for gtx 460 yes
    hd 5850, no

    I don't think so on 5850 ?
    Yes on GTX460 , no on 5850 ?



    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460_6.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_460_1_GB/29.html

    http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/nvidia_geforce_gtx_460_768mb_1024_mb/index18.php

    Most review's I've seen show the 5850 using less power than a 1Gb GTX460, and ( in most cases ) not enough of a difference in watts consumed compared to the 768Mb card to worry about.
  5. thanks for the helpful information, I just edited my post.
  6. Hi again.
    The thing is this: I ordered a PSU Corsair 430W V2 CX Series PSU which would be enough for the card i wanted to use(6770) but I just changed my mind and gonna order a 6850, but eh its my fault but I ordered the PSU first..:|||
    Anyway Im planning to buy a 6850 and I would like to ask should I keep the PSU or buy with more Watts?
    The thing is this PSU is not so low level:)) The amps are not so bad..
    http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/builder-series/builder-series-cx430-v2-80plus-certified-power-supply.html
    Corsair CX430 V2 Power Supply (CMPSU-430CXV2)
    Voltage +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
    Max. Current 20A 20A 28A 0.8A 3A
    Max Combined Wattage 120W 336W 9.6W 15W
    430 Watts @ 30°C ambient temperature

    So as we can see it has 28 amps. Do you think its enough to play on a:
    23inch monitor


    My system:
    Proc: amd 960T
    ram 8gb
    one 64gb ssd
    No optical drives

    Thanks in advance!
  7. It will drive the HD6850 no problem!
  8. Thank you for your fast response Sir!

    But will it really be okay if in the future I will plug one( only one) HDD drive of 500gb or something.

    What will happen in worse case if the psu wont deliver enough power for heavy gaming?

    Will i be able to overclock it ?
  9. Here you can see total system load doing stress test 292watts http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/20
    Lack of power would mean sudden shut downs with quality PSU.
    Yes you can overclock!
  10. it should be fine, but with those components, if you overclock, you will be pushing it.
  11. manu 11 said:
    6850 can run on a 430w quality psu,
    for gtx 460 yes
    hd 5850, no

    Yup 5850 is more powerful and power efficient than a GTX 460 and someone put up a chart to prove it otherwise I did not bother saying anything lol.
  12. This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
    6850 against 430w PSU?
  13. rolli59 said:
    It will drive the HD6850 no problem!

    80plus 430watt PSU will drive 6850 no worries http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-review/10
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