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Can my PSU run HD7850?

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December 22, 2012 1:23:49 AM

i'm planning to buy an AMD HD7850 1GB OC edition but i'm not sure if my psu can run it...

my current pc:

Cooler Master Extreme Plus 550w
AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
ATI HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5
1x4 Gb RAM DDR3 1333 MHz (i'll expand to 8 Gb)
1x Hard Disk
1x super multi (DVD/CD-RW) burner
Motherboard ASUS M5A78L-MLX PLUS

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December 22, 2012 1:27:06 AM

Yes, I would say that you are safe!!!
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 1:39:55 AM

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December 22, 2012 4:33:20 AM

yummerzzz said:
+1

that means yes? xD
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 10:22:58 AM

It means "+1 to above" as in I agree :p 
As you can see on a very high end system that is overclocked a HD 7850 only uses around 290Watts (FULL system load) : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549

Your PSU has 432W on the +12V Rail and will easily support a HD 7850.

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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 11:43:27 AM
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you may be able to with not putting a 100% load on the PSU however it is a horrible unit, like most all the eXtreme power+ series:

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550 W Power Supply Review
Quote:
Conclusions

Although some can see Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550 W as an option if you are not going to pull 550 W from it, we can't recommend this unit, as it burns if you try to pull its rated wattage. Its main technical problem is efficiency, between 73.2% and 77.5%, which would prevent us from recommending this unit even if it could deliver its labeled power.


December 22, 2012 3:04:54 PM

Corsair, SeaSonic, Antec.

Stick to these PSU brands for quality and reliability.
December 22, 2012 3:29:41 PM

Anonymous said:
you may be able to with not putting a 100% load on the PSU however it is a horrible unit, like most all the eXtreme power+ series:

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550 W Power Supply Review
Quote:
Conclusions

Although some can see Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550 W as an option if you are not going to pull 550 W from it, we can't recommend this unit, as it burns if you try to pull its rated wattage. Its main technical problem is efficiency, between 73.2% and 77.5%, which would prevent us from recommending this unit even if it could deliver its labeled power.

and what about of a Corsair GS600 gaming series 600 watts? is it a good choice?
a c 290 U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 3:31:03 PM

It's a much MUCH better choice than that crappy cooler master PSU shaped object.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 5:48:19 PM

Blasteroid said:
and what about of a Corsair GS600 gaming series 600 watts? is it a good choice?

if you are NOT overclocking that FX-4100 then a CX 430 will do; CX 500 if you are and/or a 550 watt if you want to upgrade to a better graphics card later.

(edit: that antec VP 450 linked above is another great choice!)
December 23, 2012 5:33:22 AM

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