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Will this power supply be okay for the XFX Radeon HD 6870

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June 15, 2012 10:30:22 AM

Hello was wondering if this power supply would be fine for my graphics card (XFX Radeon HD6870)

Power supply- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alpine-600W-Quiet-Silent-PC-P...

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June 15, 2012 10:44:46 AM

No it won't. £20 for a 600watt PSU? It won't even produce half of that stably. Look for something from OCZ, Corsair, Coolermaster etc. You really really really don't want to be tight when buying a psu. You want a decent one otherwise a cheap one will explode and take the rest of the computer with it.

Something like this will run a 6870
http://www.ebuyer.com/192111-ocz-fatal1ty-series-550w-m...

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June 15, 2012 10:45:59 AM

yes, it is fine.
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 10:46:12 AM

It's junk. Believe me.
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June 15, 2012 11:09:40 AM

Go for Earthwatts 380W or Corsair 430W or XFX 450W
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June 15, 2012 11:20:30 AM

For an HD6870 a 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors is recommended.
The total amperage available on the 12v rail is more important than the total power rating (Watts) of the PSU.

Considering you are on a tight budget, The Antec VP450w, with 30A on its 12v rails, should be sufficient, as long as you are not planning to OC.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antec-VP450P-450W-ATX-Power-S...

Since the 6870 need two PCIe connectors & the vp450w has one, you'll have to use the molex to PCIe adapter, which I believe you've received with your GPU. :) 
June 15, 2012 12:36:09 PM

Thank's all for you're fast and very useful replies, I guess I will have to up my budget, the last thing I want is my pc blowing up on me, thanks again
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