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460 Watt delta power supply for Radeon HD 6870

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card on my pc after the fan on my GTX 260 is making some noise, and it's time for an upgrade anyway. I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f.

Specs:
Core i7 920
9 gigs of ram
cd/dvd combo
460 watt delta electronics power supply.

Do you guys think a radeon HD 6870 would run on the power supply I have? I'm looking at the XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB . I will attach a picture of the sticker on my psu, so you guys can check out the specs. Thanks.



P.S. It only has 1 6 pin pci-e connector, somehow HP found a gtx 260 that only had 1 6 pin on it
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  1. I am getting that same card too and I have a similar psu. I will nedd a new psu and so will you it needs a 500watt minimum. It will run on the one you have and it comes with molex to 6 pin adapters. I would get a 500watt corsair psu if I were you. It is what I am doing.
  2. yea, I knew it said the requirement was a 500 watt, but I also know amperage on the 12v rail is what is most important, and I wanted to know if I have the power to run it.
  3. You can run it.
  4. Yea, I thought so, I just didn't want my psu to fry the rest of my pc if I get it.
  5. Best answer
    I would get the corsair 500 watt to be safe if you don't it could put the system in danger.
  6. I would not run it on that unit at all, Delta units are prone to explosions. They are really bottom of the barrel type stuff.
  7. Drewrob26 said:
    I am looking to upgrade my graphics card on my pc after the fan on my GTX 260 is making some noise, and it's time for an upgrade anyway. I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f.

    Specs:
    Core i7 920
    9 gigs of ram
    cd/dvd combo
    460 watt delta electronics power supply.

    Do you guys think a radeon HD 6870 would run on the power supply I have? I'm looking at the XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB . I will attach a picture of the sticker on my psu, so you guys can check out the specs. Thanks.

    http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac231/drewrob26/Toms/IMG_0348.jpg

    P.S. It only has 1 6 pin pci-e connector, somehow HP found a gtx 260 that only had 1 6 pin on it

    It's an OEM GTX260, they didn't have to look hard
    Shouldn't be any problem running a 6870 with your psu
  8. Best answer selected by Drewrob26.
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