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Msi hd 6670

Will this video card run on a 450w PSU that came with a budget case, with 396w on the +12v rail, work under high load like gaming all day?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127666
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  1. It needs a minimum of 400w so you might/might not be fine. I would say that you should be ok.
  2. abCasPeRR said:
    It needs a minimum of 400w so you might/might not be fine. I would say that you should be ok.


    Well i appreciate your answer. What if I went with the Sapphire HD 6570 1gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102994

    is that one safe?
  3. zettabyte94 said:
    Well i appreciate your answer. What if I went with the Sapphire HD 6570 1gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102994

    is that one safe?


    Needs 400w as well.

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6570/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6570-overview.aspx#3

    I would try it out and see if it works. I believe you should be ok.
  4. abCasPeRR said:
    Needs 400w as well.

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6570/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6570-overview.aspx#3

    I would try it out and see if it works. I believe you should be ok.


    if it DOES work, is it safe to put it under a high load like gaming all day without overclocking it?
  5. the 6570 doesn't require a 4/6 pin power connector, it gets power from the PCI lane....

    what are the rest of your system specs, i think the 6670 would do fine with that PSU.
  6. Ohmybad said:
    the 6570 doesn't require a 4/6 pin power connector, it gets power from the PCI lane....

    what are the rest of your system specs, i think the 6670 would do fine with that PSU.


    8gb of corsair xms3 ram
    120gb sata HDD (i know i know)
    Biostar mATX motherboard
    Two 120mm Blue LED case fans
    AMD Athlon II x4 640 Quad Core processor at 3.0GHz

    so would the 6670 be able to handle heavy load gaming all day on this computer, with my current power supply? if not, would the sapphire hd radeon 6570 be a safer bet?
  7. Well that 6670 needs around 60 W on peak so you will be ok.

    Dont even worry about it.

    But to be 100% sure what is your system and PSU model ?
  8. prototype18 said:
    Well that 6670 needs around 60 W on peak so you will be ok.

    Dont even worry about it.

    But to be 100% sure what is your system and PSU model ?


    I'm using the power supply that came with this case:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1709407&CatId=32
  9. prototype18 said:
    Well that 6670 needs around 60 W on peak so you will be ok.

    Dont even worry about it.

    But to be 100% sure what is your system and PSU model ?


    OH and here is my system build:
    8gb of corsair xms3 ram
    120gb sata HDD (i know i know)
    Biostar mATX motherboard
    Two 120mm Blue LED case fans
    AMD Athlon II x4 640 Quad Core processor at 3.0GHz
  10. Best answer
    Well we dont know anything about that PSU

    but a short calc

    Cpu 95W
    Gpu 60W
    Ram 16W
    Fan 2 W
    Hdd 15W
    Dvd 25W

    =213W

    Those W are on peak w/o OC.

    So u will be ok as its not near its rated wattage although the PSU that comes with the case are not good quality PSU's.

    If u can find 30$ to get Antec VP-450W would be great.
  11. PSU that came with the budget case? I recommend you to find a better PSU quickly. I don't know your case, but in here, most of the PSU bundled with the budget case are rubbish.

    Antec VP450 or Corsair CX430 will be enough :)
  12. chanelight said:
    PSU that came with the budget case? I recommend you to find a better PSU quickly. I don't know your case, but in here, most of the PSU bundled with the budget case are rubbish.

    Antec VP450 or Corsair CX430 will be enough :)


    what are the dangers of sticking with my current psu?
  13. Well they dont deliver its rated wattage. So they tend to fail faster.

    overall they are just NOT good.
  14. zettabyte94 said:
    what are the dangers of sticking with my current psu?

    assuming your PSU is the same like the generic ones we have here. the rated wattage is usually wrong. For example, a generic 450W PSU usually only can output around 300-350W on peak, and the voltage is not stable. When put together with some hardware consuming around half its capacity, chances that the PSU going to fail is high. And usually here, the HDD will be damaged too, or maybe another component.

    Well, that's what we have here for generic cheap PSU that usually bundled with a budget case (around US$ 10-30). But I don't know about yours.

    Maybe you can show us the PSU? :)
  15. chanelight said:
    assuming your PSU is the same like the generic ones we have here. the rated wattage is usually wrong. For example, a generic 450W PSU usually only can output around 300-350W on peak, and the voltage is not stable. When put together with some hardware consuming around half its capacity, chances that the PSU going to fail is high. And usually here, the HDD will be damaged too, or maybe another component.

    Well, that's what we have here for generic cheap PSU that usually bundled with a budget case (around US$ 10-30). But I don't know about yours.

    Maybe you can show us the PSU? :)


    the information on the psu is here with the information on the case, just go to the details: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1709407&CatId=32
  16. Well i saw that info but still those PSU are not good.

    There it says supply 400W of energy so immagine droping even more.

    Your current psu can handle that card but if u go higher u SHOULD change it.
  17. somehow I can't open tigerdirect :(


    but, since prototype18 also said that the PSU is not good. I think you should get a better one. :)
  18. Best answer selected by zettabyte94.
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