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Noob PSU Question, Will this Power Supply Suffice?

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June 6, 2012 8:43:08 PM

Hey I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card to the Radeon HD 6670 (rated at 400W - Future Shop) and so I'm going to have to upgrade my psu as well!

I figure since i'm already purchasing the card from futureship that i'll get the PSU there too. I'm looking at this 600W one here. (I'm not sure if i even need a 600 W? someone clarify?)

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-...

and am wondering if a) it will fit in my case, b) work, c) allow my graphics card and cpu to run perfectly??

My Desktop is:

I'm running an HP Pavilion (model p6302f) with Windows 7 Home Premium on a x64 bit system.

Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 6GB

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.60GHz

is this a good choice?

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June 6, 2012 8:59:55 PM

not the best psu but it will be able to power your computer fine. I dont know case dimensions but it should be fine
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June 7, 2012 1:37:37 AM

abekl said:
That power supply should be fine. I question the wisdom of upgrading to a 6670 though. As long as you are upgrading, might as well do it right and get a good mid line card, like the 6850
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/visiontek-vision...


I have a max limit of about 170$ (without tax) for psu and graphics card. or just graphics card (if i dont need to up the psu). Do you have any lower priced midlines? do you think i even need a psu for the hd 6670?
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June 7, 2012 2:18:59 AM

this psu and card will also fit in my case??
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June 7, 2012 2:29:12 AM

dobosmoez said:
same PSU or no? http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-...

is this card avaliable in any bestbuy/futureshop stores? Will it run diablo 3 1200x720 decent fps?

Yes, the exact same psu.

Yes, it'll easily run diablo 3 at that resolution with high settings.

You'll have to look for yourself to see where else it is available. Why, do you not have a credit card to buy it online?
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June 7, 2012 2:31:13 AM

dobosmoez said:
this psu and card will also fit in my case??

As long as you case is a standard mid tower, it'll all fit.

I just checked. It is a standard mid tower. No problems fitting everything.
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June 7, 2012 9:21:25 PM

abekl said:
Yes, the exact same psu.

Yes, it'll easily run diablo 3 at that resolution with high settings.

You'll have to look for yourself to see where else it is available. Why, do you not have a credit card to buy it online?


Yes but it would just be so much easier to get the psu and gfx card same place locally you know? :p 
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June 7, 2012 9:44:31 PM

abekl said:
Here's a better combination:

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $140
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $60 Free Shipping and $20 rebate. Total $40
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


i'm ready alot of negative reviews on the Powecolor card, people saying the support is really difficult, do you think for an extra 20$ I should upgrade to a more well known brand like Sapphire? ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ) Same card (I Think)
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June 8, 2012 12:56:35 AM

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...
$67 (Round to $70). Good PSU, 650 watts, modular, huge 12V Rail

Now we have about ~$130 for a GPU

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
7770 dual fan, slightly over budget


http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
560 SC, right on par

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Also on par

There you have it. Your getting a better PSU and a better GPU while remaining in your budget :) 
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June 10, 2012 7:06:00 PM

but will that PSu and Radeon HD 7770 fit in my pc? the Radeon HD 7770 says its PC 3.0 I think I only have 2.0..?
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June 10, 2012 7:14:42 PM

and is the 7770 better than the 6850?
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June 10, 2012 8:23:41 PM

and will my CPU (2.6Ghz) bottleneck the card and make me not see a difference?
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June 11, 2012 1:10:01 AM

PCI E is backwards and forwards compatible, so yes it will work.

The 7770 is much better than the 6850 when OC'D. The dual fan model will allow for higher OCs while staying cool. The 7770 is also newer and uses less power.

The CPU is not the best, but should be fine.

It should fit in your case, when in doubt, measure! See how much room you have in your case, and see how large the GPU is.
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