Closed Solved

Will this setup work?

Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371056

XFX HD-685A-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150618

GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128529

I already own the board, but i want to make sure the PSU and graphics card are compatible. make suggestions if you wish, im trying to go as cheap as possible, and be able to play skyrim at a decent-great FPS rate
18 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about will setup work
  1. The mobo has a PCI-e x16 slot so it will work with that GPU. Power supply is fine as well.
  2. neither of these will conflict with the board anything? like, both the PSU and graphics card will be supported on the AMD board? I'm a bit new at this, and I just don't want to screw anything up or get the wrong thing.
  3. yes they are though you can go much lower on the PSU such as:
    Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power $54.99
    then use the saved money for a:
    XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7850 1GB $174.99
    $154.99 after $20.00 rebate card

    btw, a PCI 3.0 card will work with a PCI 1.0 slot on your motherboard.
  4. I'll be buying my original combo, granted that everyone is absolutely sure that they will both work with the board. Sorry for being so anal, i'm just cautious
  5. 12granb said:
    I'll be buying my original combo, granted that everyone is absolutely sure that they will both work with the board. Sorry for being so anal, i'm just cautious

    if you want to keep the card . .well fine but a PSU is a PSU and you don't need to spend $120 for a platinum

    or correct me if i am misreading:
    Quote:
    make suggestions if you wish, im trying to go as cheap as possible
  6. Good point looniam. Just trying to be precise :p the psu you showed me isnt crossfire ready, is it?
  7. 12granb said:
    Good point looniam. Just trying to be precise :p the psu you showed me isnt crossfire ready, is it?

    not for two 6850s which needs two 6 pin PCI power connections, sorry. but it will work for two 7850s which need one 6 pin each.

    and that is really odd because they both use about the same amount of power. :??:

    honestly, i would highly suggest staying away from Xfiring any 1Gb card, you will be limited with the amount of Vram (it doesn't double with two cards but mirror each other)

    hey! your motherboard only has one x16 slot anyhow, are you going to upgrade the whole rig? (that can make a big difference)
  8. well see, i was just wanting to replace my low-end 550ti for something that can actually run skyrim lol. but all in all, will the 7850 and 6850 work with either of the two psu's mentioned here (both yours and mine) ? like:

    6850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    6850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    7850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    7850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    Correct?
  9. I don't understand why you would still want to buy a last gen card anymore, unless you're getting it for an absolute killer price. OP should take looniam's advice about the graphics card.
  10. 12granb said:
    well see, i was just wanting to replace my low-end 550ti for something that can actually run skyrim lol. but all in all, will the 7850 and 6850 work with either of the two psu's mentioned here (both yours and mine) ? like:

    6850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    6850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    7850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    7850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    Correct?

    Yes
  11. 12granb said:
    well see, i was just wanting to replace my low-end 550ti for something that can actually run skyrim lol. but all in all, will the 7850 and 6850 work with either of the two psu's mentioned here (both yours and mine) ? like:

    6850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    6850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    7850 + 550w + mobo = ok
    7850 + 650w + mobo = ok

    Correct?

    yes. though i highly recommend a 7850 over a 6850, its performance will be better than a 6870:
    the blue bar represents a "stock" 7850 such as the XFX i linked.
  12. 12granb said:

    that is nice.

    now the question to consider is what cpu do you have?
    as long as you don't have a low end athlonx2 you will be fine. though looking at the supported cpus for your motherboard:
    http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3967
    it looks like with a BIOS update you can pretty much upgrade to anything if you need to. btw, skyrim does use the cpu . .
  13. i have a quad core AMD 4100(?) I think. I know its quad core, 3.6 GHz :p is this gonna be okay? and i can spend about 400$-450$. so, the 2gb 7850 and the 650w platinum PSU would be okay to use with my board and the 3.6 GHz 4-core amd processor right?, would this all be working correctly if and when i get it?
  14. Best answer
    12granb said:
    i have a quad core AMD 4100(?) I think. I know its quad core, 3.6 GHz :p is this gonna be okay? and i can spend about 400$-450$. so, the 2gb 7850 and the 650w platinum PSU would be okay to use with my board and the 3.6 GHz 4-core amd processor right?, would this all be working correctly if and when i get it?

    you'll be ok with that. btw, it is a FX4300 you have. now you may be able to overclock that but with that motherboard i think you may not get a very high one, not much over 4.2Ghz if that but i honestly cannot tell you.
    so the 7850 won't get bottleneck by it - its fine.

    you are set on the platinum PSU are you? :lol: ok, it is nice to have but i just will say for the last time it really isn't necessary, a quality bronze rated PSU from antec, corsair, XFX, or seasonic will do just fine.

    but all in all you are good to go; everything will work like a charm.
  15. Thanks man You're great. I really appreciate you putting up with me XD But I'll defenatelly buy my things, and I'll post back when everything is done to give everyone an update
  16. cheers!
  17. Best answer selected by 12granb.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Platinum Graphics Product