Can I run the radeon 7870 with my cx500wv2 psu.

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_EeKjJ7bnseCtg0_eAcL3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814202010&Tpk=N82E16814202010

Here is my build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/siul
Im probably also adding a 1tb drive with it.
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  1. 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=N82E16817553009

    will def be worth it, dont wanna skimp on quality when it comes to powersupply its the heart of ur system :)
  2. You're fine, the card draws 150 max.
  3. 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_EeKjJ7bnseCtg0_eAcL3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814202010&Tpk=N82E16814202010

    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
    Couger A560
    CGR BE-560 560 Failed load, temperature, and efficiency tests. Voltage regulation problems. Hardware Secrets

    Tom
  4. well thats my advice, he can always get something else, cheers
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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_EeKjJ7bnseCtg0_eAcL3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814202010&Tpk=N82E16814202010

    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
  8. 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_EeKjJ7bnseCtg0_eAcL3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814202010&Tpk=N82E16814202010

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


    A gigabyte 7870 oc is better i em gonna get that 1 to and you can run it but overclocking is just no just no
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