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Is my psu good enough for 6870 and 6950?

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July 9, 2012 3:20:36 PM

I've got here a Huntley 500 with 12v1 14a and 12v2 15a, is it enough for 6870??
And is it also enough for 6950?

Other components that I'm going buy are:
Msi h77ma g43
500 gb
I5 3450
2x4gb ddr3 1333

Is my psu good enough?

More about : psu good 6870 6950

a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 4:25:44 PM

No, that power supply is garbage, just as it was when you asked exactly the same question in the Graphics forum.
a c 136 ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 4:47:29 PM

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...

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500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products


http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...

Quote:
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products


As for the Huntley, I think you meant Huntkey, here's a review on the green star line

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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Huntkey-Green-St...

Huntkey Green Star 550 W is as flawed as the other members from the Green Star family: LW-6550SG exploded when we tried to pull its labeled power.

When we pulled 80% of the labeled capacity (around 427 W in our tests) efficiency was low at 77% and ripple and noise were above the maximum admissible (157 mV at +12 V and 58 mV at +5 V).

The manufacturer clearly plays with the fact that someone buying this power supply probably won’t pull near half of its labeled capacity (a typical PC with a good video card pulls between 100 W and 150 W). However when we buy a product labeled “550 W” we want it to be able to deliver its labeled power, it doesn’t matter if we are going to pull this amount or not. This is called false advertisement.


The Huntkey Titan line apparently doesn't explode

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rocketfish-700-W...
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a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 5:17:44 PM

lol. Not exploding is a good start.
a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 5:45:31 PM

"Is my psu good enough? "

This is a question nobody should ever have to ask. Never run a PSU beyond 50% of it's rating and you'll virtually eliminate the risk of many random & difficult to diagnose and often transient problems. Stressing your PSU is like running your car in first gear. Nobody would do that and you shouldn't do it to your PSU for the same reason: premature failure. Buy the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford and consider it an insurance policy.


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