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Will my PSU be enough for this card?

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December 29, 2011 1:22:00 AM

I'm considering upgrading to this card. It's pretty cheap and will do what I need it to.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C8RTTU/ref=s9_simh...

It recommends a 500 watt PSU minimum but I've read a 450 watt would be enough.
I have a 460 watt delta PSU, will it be enough or will I risk my whole system?

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December 29, 2011 1:42:22 AM

Yes, it should run but it is at the bare Minimum, you shouldn't do any overclocking of any of your computer parts Inculding CPU, GPU, RAM, etc... Or you may end up blowing your PSU or undervolting and damaging your computer parts since your PSU is rated at Tier 4 (1 the best and 5 the worst) in the eggexpert.com PSU reviews.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

Hope it helps! :) 

Edit : However, I HIGHLY recommend to change your PSU especially if it is an OEM one, since all OEM PSU are cheap so they can sell the computer at a cheaper price.
OEM PSU's are in Brand Computers like Acer or HP, and those computers are bought in a store like Bestbuy and Futureshop etc.
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December 29, 2011 3:48:57 AM

You can go with 6850 and you don't worry about these. Just make sure you won't overclcock anything.
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December 29, 2011 3:49:52 AM

I'd go with a 6850 to be safe.
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