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Hd 6850 power requirements

Hello,
Hello guyz,
i am going to buy Radeon HD 6850 (yeah,i know i decided to get a 6790 but i have now increased my budget and am getting a 6850 :D )
can my Cooler Master Elite Power 460 watt with 1 PCI-e 6 pin connector handle this card?
Please reply fast!
Thank you ^_^
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  1. Yes. Easily. What's your CPU?
  2. shikhar_rastogi said:
    Hello,
    Hello guyz,
    i am going to buy Radeon HD 6850 (yeah,i know i decided to get a 6790 but i have now increased my budget and am getting a 6850 :D )
    can my Cooler Master Elite Power 460 watt with 1 PCI-e 6 pin connector handle this card?
    Please reply fast!
    Thank you ^_^


    about your psu, this is not a recommended psu, this psu is actually 400 watts, the only difference between CM Elite power 400 watt and 460watt is the retification bridge, also there is no OCP protection on this psu (and in the box says otherwise), and the tests says that psu can handle max 420watt.

    and if you read in amd website the 6850:
    -500 Watt or greater power supply recommended

    So i would first change the psu.
  3. 400w can handle a 6850 with ease. It depends on his CPU, really.
  4. striker410 said:
    400w can handle a 6850 with ease. It depends on his CPU, really.


    it may be able to handle, but it is not recomended, also there is no over current protection in that psu, and "*** happens", so i would pay a little more and take :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139032

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023&Tpk=Corsair%20GS%20600
  5. It'll be fine, it has 27A on the +12V Rail which will EASILY power a HD 6850.
  6. It'll be fine. It's not a good PSU itself though.
  7. striker410 said:
    Yes. Easily. What's your CPU?

    I have a Phenom IIx4 955 (non-black edition) which has a TDP of 95 watts ^_^
  8. i bought this PSU a few months ago......there's no chance of getting a new PSU :(
  9. the 6850 uses less power than the 6790, you will be fine.
  10. esrever said:
    the 6850 uses less power than the 6790, you will be fine.

    thank you.......but if it's too important to change my PSU .....i can sell my current one and get a Corsair cx 500 ....will that be good??
  11. that would also be a good idea as the cx are generally much better than the elite power psus.
  12. ok.....i am getting the Corsair cx 500!
    thanks to all of you! :D
  13. Good Luck :)
  14. ummmm....changed my mind.....only getting the 6850.....i think my PSU is enough.....with the Phenom IIx4 955 BE 125 watts.....
    see http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-6850-6870-review/8 :)
  15. It's fine, but don't overclock. But it's not future proof and the age might be shorter.
  16. refillable said:
    It's fine, but don't overclock. But it's not future proof and the age might be shorter.

    i am not overclocking at all......i dont need overclocking i think with 6850 ;)
    age of my PSU might be shorter or GPU?
  17. no, the quality of the psu might make it slowly degrade and deliver less power in the future. Should be fine for a while anyways.
  18. i didn't understand.......u mean the age of PSU might degrade,right?? :P :/
  19. Degrade because of it's low quality running the HD 6850, it's fine for temporary though. Sorry for not being descriptive.
  20. shikhar_rastogi said:
    i didn't understand.......u mean the age of PSU might degrade,right?? :P :/


    that is something called capacitor aging:
    http://www.johansondielectrics.com/technical-notes/general/ceramic-capacitor-aging-made-simple.html

    if i were you i would see the benchmarks of this PSU:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-460-W-Power-Supply-Review/1005

    and here you see 6850 recommendations:
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6850/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6850-overview.aspx#3

    you are going under the recommendations from amd, you can go for it, but i also don't recommend, if it was some good brand, but that psu is really not recommended.


    you are also going against yourself:
    Quote:
    ummmm....changed my mind.....only getting the 6850.....i think my PSU is enough.....with the Phenom IIx4 955 BE 125 watts.....
    see http://www.guru3d.com/article/his- [...] 0-review/8


    in this article
    (Radeon HD 6850 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450 Watt power supply unit. )

    and like you read on the reviews up there you wil see this psu can handle at max 419watts
  21. or Seasonic 430 watt???
  22. Best answer
    shikhar_rastogi said:

    That's very good, should suffice :). Sell your cm elite.
  23. refillable said:
    That's very good, should suffice :). Sell your cm elite.

    how about the seasonic 430 w ???? it can deliver upto 500 + watts
  24. shikhar_rastogi said:


    that is a good psu;

    Conclusions here:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/954/10

    that psu will handle very well 6850;

    Here is a usefull link to calculate how much wattage your pc will need http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    Don't forget to select everething, and compare the wattage increase with capacitor aging;
  25. Well you better off with the 520W, the 430W is not so much better than your old one.
  26. shikhar_rastogi said:


    agree with refillable but first of all dont buy from that wapsite try to get from computer hardware shop near by you really it get 15% more cost then computer hardware shop on that price you could even get an seasonic s12 620w which is more better seriously.

    try to check if u didnt get in hardware shop then buy it from there i m telling u this because i m also indian thats why for your good and you will save some money then.
  27. Best answer selected by shikhar_rastogi.
  28. okay....
  29. Oh, I don't know that. I don't live in india that's why...
  30. okay guyz......will try to get from nehru Place... :)
  31. no problem refillable thats not your fault but shikhar first try at hardware shop then try buying from online good luck you will be happy with seasonic buy and you have selected an good and knowledged guy as best answer but look at hardware shop lol......... goodluck.:)
  32. thanks sunnk... :D :)
  33. but i will buy the PSU after 3-4 months ^_^ :)
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