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Do I have enough power for my HD6870?

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September 5, 2012 3:32:49 AM

Hey all,
I am upgrading my rig to be a bit more current with now-n-days.

I was told that my Logisys 600w was certain death and I should move on from my cheap way of digital life and get a new PSU. Well, I went a bit nutts and ended up getting a new mobo and graphics card along the way.

Soooo,

I now have.......

CORSAIR CX430 V2 - Builder Series 430W 80 Plus Certified

ASRock 970 Extreme3

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit Graphics Card Dual Fan



Now, I have the 430watt PSU and the Graphics Card is on the way, but I recently read on a few sites that this card requires a 500watt PSU.

Did I fail again! or are those requirments BS!


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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 3:39:51 AM

Well, its better than your Logysis. Its pushing the power bill, but you should be fine as long as you dont overclock.
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September 5, 2012 3:58:11 AM

Deemo13 said:
Well, its better than your Logysis. Its pushing the power bill, but you should be fine as long as you dont overclock.




Thanks for the info!

So will I be unstable or at the edge with....

Cooler Master V6

500gb HD

1 Optical Drive

and mabey

2X 120mm case fans and 1X HD fan??

All that added on the above specs? Is it safe, because I have spent too much on PSUs lately. TY
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 5:11:59 AM

I think you should be fine as long as you don't overclock your processor.
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September 5, 2012 6:20:53 AM

Deemo13 said:
I think you should be fine as long as you don't overclock your processor.




Sweet, Thanks MAn!~
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 8:29:48 AM

Personally, I think it's a bit tight.. I would not be comfortable with less than a 500W. Also, what happens if you want to add more RAM or HDD's later on?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 3:58:44 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Personally, I think it's a bit tight.. I would not be comfortable with less than a 500W. Also, what happens if you want to add more RAM or HDD's later on?


I do too, but seeing as its between that or his old Logysis...
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September 24, 2012 4:48:03 PM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:10:19 PM

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