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February 2, 2012 2:44:20 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 3:28:17 PM

Yes. Easily. What's your CPU?
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 3:48:00 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 4:07:53 PM

400w can handle a 6850 with ease. It depends on his CPU, really.
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 5:48:01 PM

It'll be fine, it has 27A on the +12V Rail which will EASILY power a HD 6850.
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 5:51:26 PM

It'll be fine. It's not a good PSU itself though.
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February 3, 2012 3:32:23 AM

striker410 said:
Yes. Easily. What's your CPU?

I have a Phenom IIx4 955 (non-black edition) which has a TDP of 95 watts ^_^
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February 3, 2012 3:37:30 AM

i bought this PSU a few months ago......there's no chance of getting a new PSU :( 
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 3:37:59 AM

the 6850 uses less power than the 6790, you will be fine.
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February 3, 2012 3:41:23 AM

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??
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 3:42:37 AM

that would also be a good idea as the cx are generally much better than the elite power psus.
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February 3, 2012 3:44:42 AM

ok.....i am getting the Corsair cx 500!
thanks to all of you! :D 
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 4:37:45 AM

Good Luck :) 
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 6:46:05 AM

It's fine, but don't overclock. But it's not future proof and the age might be shorter.
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February 3, 2012 6:50:30 AM

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?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 7:06:29 AM

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.
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February 3, 2012 7:10:30 AM

i didn't understand.......u mean the age of PSU might degrade,right?? :p  :/ 
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 8:10:59 AM

Degrade because of it's low quality running the HD 6850, it's fine for temporary though. Sorry for not being descriptive.
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 8:17:58 AM

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/gene...

if i were you i would see the benchmarks of this PSU:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-El...

and here you see 6850 recommendations:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...

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:
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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
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February 3, 2012 9:15:19 AM

or Seasonic 430 watt???
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 9:19:28 AM

shikhar_rastogi said:
how about http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Seasonic+520W+Power+S...(S12II-520)_C14P7879.html ??

That's very good, should suffice :) . Sell your cm elite.
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February 3, 2012 9:45:26 AM

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

how about the seasonic 430 w ???? it can deliver upto 500 + watts
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 9:50:59 AM

shikhar_rastogi said:
how about http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Seasonic+520W+Power+S...(S12II-520)_C14P7879.html ??


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;
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:06:13 AM

Well you better off with the 520W, the 430W is not so much better than your old one.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:13:04 AM

shikhar_rastogi said:
how about http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Seasonic+520W+Power+S...(S12II-520)_C14P7879.html ??


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.
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February 3, 2012 10:14:52 AM

Best answer selected by shikhar_rastogi.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:15:13 AM

Oh, I don't know that. I don't live in india that's why...
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February 3, 2012 10:18:34 AM

okay guyz......will try to get from nehru Place... :) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:18:46 AM

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.:) 
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February 3, 2012 10:26:55 AM

thanks sunnk... :D  :) 
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February 3, 2012 10:30:00 AM

but i will buy the PSU after 3-4 months ^_^ :) 
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a c 273 U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:49:21 AM

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