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I am not sure if this PSU and GPU are compatible

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December 22, 2012 1:52:24 AM

Hello i am not sure if these are compatible could someone please shed some light onto this thanks :) 

XFX ProSeries 450W Core Edition Power Supply - 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
XFX AMD Radeon 7850 860MHz 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Core Edition

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December 22, 2012 2:05:57 AM

that psu would be able to power that card. but from what the above guy said, it doesnt have the connectors avalible. But i am sure there would be some converters to power the card
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December 22, 2012 2:14:41 AM

ThatsMyNameDude said:
that psu would be able to power that card. but from what the above guy said, it doesnt have the connectors avalible. But i am sure there would be some converters to power the card


What do you mean by a converter, as you can see i'm not the smartest guy on the block XD
December 22, 2012 2:17:18 AM

manofchalk said:
Nope, they aren't compatible.

A 7850 requires dual 6pin connectors, while that PSU only has one.

The 550W version of that PSU will work though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks for the reply, how do i know how many connectors i've got, i have found for UK not from newegg as they don't deliver to the UK. If you could explain would be great thanks again :D 

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...

if it is this - PCI-Express Connector - 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
i am pretty sure the other psu has that aswell

Edit again: i have realised the others are 1 x 8-pin along with 1 x 6+2
could you please find me the version you found but for UK? thanks again
December 22, 2012 2:26:36 AM

Yep, thats it.
It didn't, the 450W only had one 6+2pin connector. While the 550W has a 6pin and a 6+2pin connector.

You can use PCI-Molex adapters (iv even seen SATA to PCI adapters), but I prefer not to use them. Rather not put the Molex rail under a load it wasn't intended for.
December 22, 2012 3:05:24 AM

If that is the case, then I apologize for my mistake.
December 22, 2012 11:01:39 AM

thanks for all your input everyone, i am going to go with getting the 550w so either way i'll definately have the connectors that are required ;) 
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