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Deciding on a PSU for my new 6870 card.

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June 9, 2012 1:41:20 AM

Hi,
I am upgrading my PC and wanted a little help on deciding on a PSU.

-I have considered the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139026

-But maybe the Antec Earthwatts Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply would be a better bet? >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371033

System Specs(now and w/ upgrades I plan to get with the PSU):

-AMD Athlon II X4 640 ~3.0GHz
-ATI Radeon HD 5570(plan to upgrade to XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870)
-4 GB of RAM(Upgrading to 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-pin DDR3 1600 >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231428 )
-GIGABYTE M68MT-S2P motherboard >> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/p [...] id=3922#sp

I feel like 380w would be plenty for my build but I'm just not sure.

I'm open to any suggestions.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advanced!

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a c 243 ) Power supply
June 9, 2012 1:56:24 AM

If you dont mind using an adapter the 380 would work, doesn't leave room to upgrade much
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June 9, 2012 2:02:25 AM

delluser1 said:
If you dont mind using an adapter the 380 would work, doesn't leave room to upgrade much


Adapter? What adapter would I need? and I probably won't build this one up any more after this. I plan on building a new pc in a year or 2.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
June 9, 2012 2:04:55 AM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
Adapter? What adapter would I need? and I probably won't build this one up any more after this. I plan on building a new pc in a year or 2.

Card needs 2 x 6 pin connectors, the CX500 you mentioned in the other thread has them, none of the others mentioned does
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June 9, 2012 2:05:28 AM

rolli59 said:
For the little price difference and shipping just go with the CX500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I know it's not a huge price difference but I really am trying to save as much money as possible. But if after getting as much info as possible, it turns out the 500 is the best bet, i'll just get that.
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June 9, 2012 2:06:43 AM

delluser1 said:
Card needs 2 x 6 pin connectors, the CX500 you mentioned in the other thread has them, none of the others mentioned does


Oh, well that kind of sucks. Is there not a smaller PSU with the 2 x 6 pin connectors? like maybe 450?
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a c 243 ) Power supply
June 9, 2012 2:08:53 AM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
Oh, well that kind of sucks. Is there not a smaller PSU with the 2 x 6 pin connectors? like maybe 450?

There's a few, but they will cost you more
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