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September 1, 2012 2:31:01 AM

Hello all,

Thinking about getting this graphics card (SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ) what would be the recommended wattage PSU for this? I currently have a 430W will this work? Also would this card run "Newer" games good?

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 4:19:03 AM

430W is pushing it really. Its got to be really really good. I would upgrade.
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a b U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 4:42:11 AM

Which 430 Watt PSU do you have (Brand and Model)? Also, the rest of your system specs, please. What is your budget? In general a 500W PSU would be about right but if yours is a good quality one that actually outputs its full power and current it might be enough.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 5:05:45 AM

If it's a decent 430 watt unit, it will work without any problems. And it wouldn't be pushing it by far :) . HD 7850 consumes the same amount of power as GTX 550 Ti, and decent 350 watt unit is enough to drive that.
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September 1, 2012 5:36:04 PM

Here are my specs:

GiGABYTE 880GM-D2H Motherboard
AMD Phenom II Processor (Black Edition)
Thermaltake TR2 430W PSU
GT 520 2048MB Graphics Card
1920x1080 Monitor Resolution 23inch i believe
4GB Ram (3.25 usable)

Thanks again for the replys. Based on my system specs should I just upgrade both PSU and Graphics Card?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 6:12:28 PM

Yea I wouldn't run that on a TR2, they are awful.
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September 1, 2012 6:23:44 PM

Ok, well crap...That is the number that I have too. Guess this is all part of the learning process. I'm pretty new to pc/gaming and hardware. Thanks for the info. What do you think about this card and PSU?

SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
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a c 291 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 6:45:28 PM

That is a very nice CPU that will support HD 7850 in crossfire as well if you decide to go for it in the future! :) .
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 8:17:42 PM

Sunius said:
That is a very nice CPU PSU that will support HD 7850 in crossfire as well if you decide to go for it in the future! :) .


Like he said, that is a very good PSU and a good choice of card for your computer.
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September 1, 2012 9:14:30 PM

ok great, thanks!
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