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HD 6850: Do I have enough power?

Hey. Trying to find out if I can safely run this new card without having to upgrade my psu. Here's the card I want to upgrade to:
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Here's a list of my components, including my crap 400w PSU:
PSU: Dynex 400W
MOBO:Asus M4A87TD
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 960t
RAM: 2x4gb GSKILL ddr3
HDD: Samsung hd160jj/p 7200rpm
Drives: 1x cd drive 1x dvd drive, but rarely use them
Current video card: Radeon HD 4350

Thanks!
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    I would go with this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

    A bit less powerful (also a bit less expensive) but draws about 80W on full load (5W more than what the pci-e slot can provide). I think a 6850 would blow that PSU up.
  2. You definitely should upgrade your PSU if you want that GPU.

    At least something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=corsair%20500w

    If you have an extra buck to spend, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  3. Word. Thanks for the replies. I figured I'd have to upgrade my PSU...
  4. visevo said:
    Word. Thanks for the replies. I figured I'd have to upgrade my PSU...


    Why not get the 7770 without getting a new PSU? It's a very capable card and will be a good fit for your 960T. If you decide to upgrade your PSU to a 500W+ good brand unit, do yourself a favor and get something better than a 6850, a 7850 for example.

    Good luck!
  5. diec4st said:
    Why not get the 7770 without getting a new PSU? It's a very capable card and will be a good fit for your 960T. If you decide to upgrade your PSU to a 500W+ good brand unit, do yourself a favor and get something better than a 6850, a 7850 for example.

    Good luck!


    I'll probably end up going with the 7770. My main goal here is to run SC2 with > minimum settings. It's the only game I play atm.
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