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October 9, 2012 5:45:23 PM

I'm gonna buy an Asus AMD Radeon HD6770 DirectCU graphics card, but I don't know which PSU to put with it...there are far too many options for a newbie. :( 

Any and all help appreciated! :D 

I don't even know if this card will work with my PC, so if you could help with that too, you'd be the awesom-est! :D 

A speedy reply would be cool too, I need to buy the card tonight if i want it :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 6:00:47 PM

6770 is a midrange card. So anything from a good company 400W or so should be fine. Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic...
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October 9, 2012 6:02:18 PM

ok thanks, now how do I tell if it will work with the rest of my pc? haha :')
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October 9, 2012 6:20:18 PM

ignore this
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October 9, 2012 6:22:24 PM

and this....i just want to know if it will work with my computer and how to get my specs so you can tell :/ 
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October 9, 2012 8:19:17 PM

A 450w power supply is recommended for a system with an HD 6770. This assumes a generic quality unit.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec for quality units.

You just need an ATX power supply in the 400-450w range from one of the brands I listed. Since you don't list the rest of your components or where you will be buying from it's hard to recommend a specific model.

If you are in the US, Tigerdirect has the Corsair 430CX on sale for $20. It's a very good model that is almost unbeatable at that price.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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October 9, 2012 8:22:11 PM

I don't know how to get my system information :-\ its just that I need to see if everything is compatible :-)
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a c 255 U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 8:22:49 PM

I just reread that you are not sure of your specs. Download CPU-Z and tell us CPU name and motherboard manufacturer and model as well as the amount of RAM.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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October 9, 2012 8:29:05 PM

CPU Name: AMD FX-4100
Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd
Model: M68MT-S2
8gb RAM
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a c 255 U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 8:33:56 PM

Oh you are fine with that graphics card and power supply. I thought you might post something really old but that is practically a new computer. In fact the 6770 should match quite well with the FX 4100. The Corsair power supply I linked to is fine for that setup.
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October 9, 2012 8:46:32 PM

I've ordered the 6770 with a Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK Builder Series CX500V2 - 80 Plus Certified...whatever THAT means haha all I know about it is that its 500w and is fans quite good or something...I don't know :) 
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October 9, 2012 9:36:40 PM

It will work fine.
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October 9, 2012 10:02:17 PM

bishopboi said:
I've ordered the 6770 with a Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK Builder Series CX500V2 - 80 Plus Certified...whatever THAT means haha all I know about it is that its 500w and is fans quite good or something...I don't know :) 

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6770 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 25 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated @ 45-50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

The Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 (CMPSU-500CXV2) that you've ordered, with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6670.
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October 9, 2012 10:07:16 PM

Ahhh thats nice to hear, the anxiety of it not working is gone now :-) thanks a lot :D  umm this has to be put as (solved) but I don't know how to do that :/ 
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October 9, 2012 10:18:28 PM

bishopboi said:
Ahhh thats nice to hear, the anxiety of it not working is gone now :-) thanks a lot :D  umm this has to be put as (solved) but I don't know how to do that :/ 

Just select a best answer.
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October 9, 2012 10:19:54 PM

Best answer selected by bishopboi.
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