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Can I run the radeon 7870 with my cx500wv2 psu.

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December 13, 2012 9:56:18 PM


Can I run a radeon 7870 video card with my cx500wv2 psu? If yes what about overclocking?

The radeon 7870 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=iSGf-EV_...

Here is my build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/siul
Im probably also adding a 1tb drive with it.
a b ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
a c 82 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 9:58:54 PM

u can run it yes, shouldnt be a problem, except that power supply isnt that great.

id recommand pay a bit more and get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will def be worth it, dont wanna skimp on quality when it comes to powersupply its the heart of ur system :) 
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December 13, 2012 9:59:51 PM

You're fine, the card draws 150 max.
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a b K Overclocking
a c 115 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 10:32:34 PM

Froze said:
Can I run a radeon 7870 video card with my cx500wv2 psu? If yes what about overclocking?

The radeon 7870 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=iSGf-EV_...

Here is my build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/siul
Im probably also adding a 1tb drive with it.


Hi - the cx500 will run a 7870 comfortably.

Don't "step up" to the Cougar A-560 linked above, it isn't good.

Cougar
MODEL WATTS PROBLEMS AND ISSUES REVIEWS
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CGR BE-560 560 Failed load, temperature, and efficiency tests. Voltage regulation problems. Hardware Secrets

Tom
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a b K Overclocking
a c 82 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 10:54:53 PM

well thats my advice, he can always get something else, cheers
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a c 288 ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
a c 115 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 10:58:04 PM

iceclock said:
well thats my advice, he can always get something else, cheers


why advise a PSU with failed load, temp, efficiency, and voltage regulation problems?
Doing the OP a disservice.
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a b K Overclocking
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December 13, 2012 10:59:12 PM

eh i have friends who have it and works great, i dunno thats my 2 cents, its possible its got more issues than i beleived, but for the one i know own them work great
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a c 288 ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
a c 115 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 11:26:11 PM

Froze said:
Can I run a radeon 7870 video card with my cx500wv2 psu? If yes what about overclocking?

The radeon 7870 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=iSGf-EV_...

Here is my build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/siul
Im probably also adding a 1tb drive with it.


Have you already purch the cx500?
I ask because, as iceclock suggests if you are going to overclock
you might want to step up a little in quality.

If you want to stick with Corsair, consider the TX or HX series,
there's usually better value (more $ tho) when you step up from
budget/opening price point series when you are going to overclock.
Better internal parts, etc



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