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April 8, 2012 12:53:16 PM

Hey guys, I am thinking of getting a HD6870. Wondering if Cooler Master 500w Extreme Plus PSU would be enough.
At this moment I have

Q8400
4 gigs RAM
HD 4850 512mb

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April 8, 2012 1:21:19 PM

that is a barely adequate PSU.
"Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 W is the perfect example to explain why maximum power isn’t everything. . . . We can’t recommend this power supply, however if you are really on a budget this may be an option until you have money to buy a decent power supply for your PC."
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

it will handle it but you really need to get a better quality PSU.
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April 8, 2012 1:38:31 PM

Thanks for your quick reply sir. One last question.
Which would be better to get from these two PSUs and would any of them suffice?

Corsair GS 500
OR
Corsiar CX 600

Both are for almost the same price.

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April 8, 2012 1:50:32 PM

Corsair gs500 is considered higher quality + longer warranty. So I'd suggest you get it since it's more than enough for your HD6870.
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April 8, 2012 1:54:55 PM

Best answer selected by optimus290.
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