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October 13, 2012 9:21:53 AM

Hi everyone!

I am going to make this quick and simple:
Would a 500W Power Supply be able to power a AMD Radeon HD 7850

(This Asus one to be exact: Asus HD 7850 DirectCU II V2 2048MB

My Other sys specs are:
>AMD Phenom x4 965 (not overclocked)
>Internal Graphics (As of now I have no money because I am only 15 and have no stable credit income)
>WD Caviar Blue 250GB 5400RPM (hoping to upgrade soon)
>Slimline Version Laptop CD-Rom (With cable from amazon)
>Current Power Supply: Novatech 500W Power Supply

That's All I have to say, thank you all very much.

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October 13, 2012 9:40:25 AM

500W is plenty, but I'm not 100% certain about the quality of that Novatech PSU. It's probably okay though.
October 13, 2012 9:45:56 AM

Sakkura said:
500W is plenty, but I'm not 100% certain about the quality of that Novatech PSU. It's probably okay though.


Yes I was also skeptical at first but it had a lot of good reviews and no horror stories (thankfully) Mines been running quietly for around 5 weeks now and nothings happened yet, so that's... Good; I guess. I'm actually still in shock that it was so cheap as well. It's 80 Plus and also Modular. I also thought it funny it has SLI/ Crossfire, although it's a 500W PSU :D 
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October 13, 2012 12:00:14 PM

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

A Calculator that helps you find the PSw you need.

Remember to calculate if you are ever going to do future upgrades as well.

This is the PSu I recommend to you, it if 80 plus certified, which is VERY IMPORTANT to look for when buying PSu's online. I know a lot of people who had DOA's.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Also you do not need credit to order online, just go get a pay as you go credit card from a cash shop or bank, works just as good, with no interest rates.
Make sure your MOBO has a Video Chipset, if not you will not be able to connect your monitor to your system.

Also you should get a proper optical drive for a desktop. Here is a cheap Asus OEM.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Also you can get a Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM most likely around the same price as your WD 250gb 5400 RPM.

Enjoy.
October 13, 2012 12:21:31 PM

l3vi4than said:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

A Calculator that helps you find the PSw you need.

Remember to calculate if you are ever going to do future upgrades as well.

This is the PSu I recommend to you, it if 80 plus certified, which is VERY IMPORTANT to look for when buying PSu's online. I know a lot of people who had DOA's.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Also you do not need credit to order online, just go get a pay as you go credit card from a cash shop or bank, works just as good, with no interest rates.
Make sure your MOBO has a Video Chipset, if not you will not be able to connect your monitor to your system.

Also you should get a proper optical drive for a desktop. Here is a cheap Asus OEM.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Also you can get a Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM most likely around the same price as your WD 250gb 5400 RPM.

Enjoy.


I am already using my Motherboards built in GPU. and I don't need help with my "credit" I was talking about money, as in a credit card or bank account.
October 13, 2012 1:00:04 PM

Mrlewismharris said:
I am already using my Motherboards built in GPU. and I don't need help with my "credit" I was talking about money, as in a credit card or bank account.


Was just saying :D  Was trying to cover more than one aspect... I had the same problem with money. The rig I ordered last night took me 8 months to save for, and now that I actually got down to ordering it, it is eating at my soul ever so kindly.

Hope every thing works out for you :D  It is a very good low budget PC none the less, :D 
October 13, 2012 1:30:17 PM

l3vi4than said:
Was just saying :D  Was trying to cover more than one aspect... I had the same problem with money. The rig I ordered last night took me 8 months to save for, and now that I actually got down to ordering it, it is eating at my soul ever so kindly.

Hope every thing works out for you :D  It is a very good low budget PC none the less, :D 


Thank you very much. The PC only cost me £300 so far (not including the Hard Drive because I took it out of my old laptop and the price DOES include the monitor.) I hope your PC is going to be good :D 
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