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March 21, 2012 10:29:13 PM

Well Im Getting a New Build , and I was about to pull the trigger but got a problem. My Current Budget Allows Me To Get a 300Dlls Gpu. The current Build I have Is the next one:


I3 2100
Case SGO5 400w
Mini Itx h67 Intel
8gbs Corsair 1333
SSD 64gb
HDD 250

I have 2 Choices.

6870 Xfx 1 Gb Would be Perfect Because of my Psu.
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-MINIDP-PCI-E-HD687AZHF...

Gtx 570 EVGA I want it So Bad.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Lifetime-Warran...

Have to Buy Exactly From That Website. Im gonna Be gaming at 1600x1200.

So Is my Psu Strong Enough For Gtx 570?

More about : gtx 570 6870

a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 10:38:06 PM

I would get at least a 500-550w psu and probably at least an i5 processor.. But if you really need to use that psu, the 6870.

Actually, you might need to get a bigger psu either way.
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March 21, 2012 10:39:32 PM

Personally I wouldn't trust that PSU for even handling a 6870, not because of what it can supply, but because it's not a quality PSU. Not sure why you are looking at a 570 and a 6870 as they are $60-80 apart. I'd say use the money saved on getting a 6870 to get a quality PSU from one of these brands Corsair, XFX, Antec, Seasonic. There are other brands that are good as well those are just a few.
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March 21, 2012 10:39:50 PM

They both perform similar, so just pick based on what brand you like, deals you can get, or drivers/features you like more.

For example, i love evga, their customer support and warrenty programs have always been top notch for me, and I find nvidia does drivers better* then ati (imo). Both are good cards though, just pick what you like.
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March 21, 2012 10:41:04 PM

gary1 said:
I would get at least a 500-550w psu and probably at least an i5 processor.. But if you really need to use that psu, the 6870.

Actually, you might need to get a bigger psu either way.


A quality 400watt PSU could handle the 6870, but I agree as to getting a 500watt PSU just to have overhead for quality and life time of the PSU.

airborne11b said:
They both perform similar, so just pick based on what brand you like, deals you can get, or drivers/features you like more.

For example, i love evga, their customer support and warrenty programs have always been top notch for me, and I find nvidia does drivers better* then ati (imo). Both are good cards though, just pick what you like.


WAAH?! the 6870 and 570 do not perform similar at all...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=306
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March 21, 2012 10:41:36 PM

i need the model number to the psu or a link.

If it's a good quality psu, it should be just barely powerful enough.
i3-2100 = 65W, 570 = 219W
that's 284W needed on the 12v rail.

Anyway link your stuff and i'll figure it out.

edit: how do you guys know what psu he's talking about? silverstones website only has a 300W and 450W version of that case+psu. I'm thinking he meant to say 450w...
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March 21, 2012 10:46:00 PM

slicedtoad said:
i need the model number to the psu or a link.

If it's a good quality psu, it should be just barely powerful enough.
i3-2100 = 65W, 570 = 219W
that's 284W needed on the 12v rail.

Anyway link your stuff and i'll figure it out.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Silverstone_SG05_SG06

I believe he is using both this case and the PSU that comes with it, which won't be enough.
And the PSU that comes with both these cases I doubt would be enough quality wise. Even if it's 450watt i just wouldn't trust it.
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March 21, 2012 10:52:14 PM

^The 300w one is a cheapy.
The 450W is actually half decent (in that it's rated 80+ bronze and has a single 432W rail).
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March 21, 2012 11:11:49 PM

slicedtoad said:
^The 300w one is a cheapy.
The 450W is actually half decent (in that it's rated 80+ bronze and has a single 432W rail).


Hmm... I've looked at the PSU and it claims 36A on the 12V rail. So If that is the PSU then it should be capable of a 6870, the 570 requires 38A but you might get away with it if it's a quality PSU. Still think 6870 would be the better path just because of heat, PSU, and case dimensions. Guess we gotta wait for more info from the OP. :) 
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March 21, 2012 11:24:42 PM

srry guys i didnt tought I would get so many answers this fast, Yes is a Mini itx Gaming Pc, i will be traveling next year so i need it to be Small. The Case is a Silverstone SG05 Comes with a 450W PSU 80 Plus Bronze , SFX Form Factor.

The reason im Choosing between these 2 cards that are in 2 diferrents Tiers is because i rather Push it to The Limit or Go with a Budget. The Case can Hold the 2 Cards, Its The Psu Im Worried About.
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March 21, 2012 11:25:26 PM

The 6870 SHOULD be okay, but I'm thinking just barely.
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March 21, 2012 11:29:02 PM

by the way, I have read a little on forums and i think these is the best Quality psu in the SFX Market Just Not Sure it Can power Up a gtx 570 without Burning. I mean How i Have understand, If i Plug in the gtx 570, I will have the Psu working more, so creating more heat, fan working more creating alot of noise.


So Overloaded Psu Working + Gtx 570 + Mini ITX case = Heat Hell.

60% psu + 6870 + Mini Itx = Decent

But dont we all want to squeeze all our hardware to the Max? xD
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March 21, 2012 11:31:07 PM

gary1 said:
The 6870 SHOULD be okay, but I'm thinking just barely.


The PSU will handle the 6870 (still not sold on how the quality is of the PSU) the one that might have a problem however is the 570. I'd say you could go with a 7850. slightly better than 6950 and it uses about the same at load as the 6870. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=549
The best you can do in my opinion is the 7870. THAT will on average perform better than the 570 (in some cases the 580 and 7950!) and be at the max your PSU could do. however the price may be out of range for you depending on the 570's you were looking at.
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March 21, 2012 11:31:48 PM

Best answer selected by chulex67.
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March 22, 2012 2:14:19 AM

I still say a 570 would be fine with that psu. Not exactly ideal but still fine. 284W of 432W is only 66%. This isn't an overclocked i7-2600k system, it's just an i3.

That said, omega is right about the 7870. it would be an awesome match for your system. If you can't afford it though, I'd still say go for the 570. The 7850 would work at your resolution but if you ever upgrade to 1920x1080 (and you should) it won't be as nice.
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