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Do I have enough power for my HD6870?

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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  1. Well, its better than your Logysis. Its pushing the power bill, but you should be fine as long as you dont overclock.
  2. 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
  3. Best answer
    I think you should be fine as long as you don't overclock your processor.
  4. Deemo13 said:
    I think you should be fine as long as you don't overclock your processor.



    Sweet, Thanks MAn!~
  5. 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?
  6. 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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