I am not sure if this PSU and GPU are compatible

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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  1. 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=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550W
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550W


    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/powersupplies/p1-550s-xxb9.html

    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
  5. 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.
  6. 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=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550W


    The HD 7850 requires only one PCI Express 6 Pin cable and not two.
  7. That is literally the card the OP posted, and I can clearly see two 6-pin connections.
    http://www.fookbuy.com/newfookbuy/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/8d1978566c311f2110054cb669dd12c7/f/x/fx-785a-cnfc-03.jpg

    Though reference cards only have one 6-pin connector. Seems aftermarket models are mixed between single and dual 6-pins.
  8. If that is the case, then I apologize for my mistake.
  9. rmockett7 said:
    could you please find me the version you found but for UK? thanks again


    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2
    Scan.co seems to be the big online retailer in the UK.
  10. http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b9

    as stated 7850 only needs 1x6pin

    as for video card
    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/xfx-video-card-fx785acnjc
    would get this 2GB of vram would be better than 1GB
  11. 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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