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Will a 500 watt thermaltake litepower psu be able to run a radeon7850

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November 15, 2012 12:31:21 PM

My question is exactly what the title says, I was wondering if a 500 watt litepower psu will be able to power a radeon 7850. Now I know the recommended psu for 7850 is 500 watts, But I've have heard the Litepowers are a bit miss leading on the actual output. I also want it to run fairly high graphic intensive programs such video editing (Adobe Premier Pro) and 3D modelling (3ds max), as well as a lot of gaming (BF3, crysis 2, skyrim etc...) so I want to know if the psu will be able to power these power hungry applications without cutting out on me.

Thankyou very much in advance

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 12:40:46 PM

It will be fine look here Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units.
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 12:52:25 PM

You won't get any acceleration in Premiere with an AMD card. I have tried with both a 7850 and a FirePro. I would go Nvidia instead if you need gpu software acceleration. To answer your question though, yes, it should be able to handle it just fine.
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November 15, 2012 1:14:55 PM

Thankyou very much for answering my question, and so quickly too. I was thinking of going a nvidia 570 but it goes a bit too much over budget as well having to buy a new psu for it and I dont want to go to 560ti because it doesn't have same capability as a 7850, especially in gaming. Anyway, thanks again, its good to know the psu will work!
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 1:18:20 PM

Your welcome!
November 15, 2012 1:53:35 PM

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