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January 3, 2013 9:54:00 PM


So i went and ordered a Gigabyte 7770 OC

Only thing im worried about is that i currently have this PSU

"ad-e500ae-a5/a6 - 500W Win Power PSU Model"

Is this going to be enough to power what i have at the moment and a 7770??

I know i need to upgrade but just woundered if this would be ok or am i going to blow my system??

I have an I3 3220 processor - 8gb ram - 1 harddrive and some fans and lights on the case at the moment


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January 4, 2013 2:12:51 AM

Even a cheap 500W psu should handle a 7770 as long as it has the 6/8 pin connector. To make sure however check the Amperage of the psu and post it.
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a c 182 U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 3:00:37 AM

Just post +12v ratings of psu.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 3:03:53 AM

any 500w PSU should be fine, just be sure to include a new PSU with your next upgrade.

Preferably from Corsair, XFX or Seasonic
January 4, 2013 4:47:39 AM

Thanks the replies. The 12v1 rating is only 14A.

I dont know much about psu but im guessing thats very weak

Im looking at upgrading but wont hand money till next month to do so. Thanks the suggestions
a c 182 U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 5:03:56 AM

Then simply get new psu dude.if you plug that card in your psu will become need minimum 20a on 12v rail.That is why psu watts are not important the +12v output is more crucial