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Graphics card and PSU confusion.

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 :)
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  1. 6770 is a midrange card. So anything from a good company 400W or so should be fine. Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic...
  2. ok thanks, now how do I tell if it will work with the rest of my pc? haha :')
  3. ignore this
  4. and this....i just want to know if it will work with my computer and how to get my specs so you can tell :/
  5. 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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4278581&sku=C13-2543&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-xrbTsZ1QJI.PHPy1FiotHg
  6. I don't know how to get my system information :-\ its just that I need to see if everything is compatible :-)
  7. 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
  8. CPU Name: AMD FX-4100
    Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd
    Model: M68MT-S2
    8gb RAM
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    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.
  10. 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 :)
  11. It will work fine.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 :/
  14. 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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