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Is my PSU powerfull enough to run a GTX 660 TI or Radeon HD7950

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February 10, 2013 1:55:25 AM

Hi everybody,

I am looking to upgrade from my integrated card to a single dedicated setup. The two cards I'm currently looking at are the Radeon HD 7950 and the GTX 660 Ti. My problem is that my PSU is a Corsair 430 CX, which does not appear to provide enough power and only has one PCIE connector, where both cards require two.

From what I have found online, opinion seems to be divided as to whether this PSU can handle either of the two cards. Apparently, I could use a molex adapter to provide the extra PCIE connector, however I am still not sure the PSU will be up to the job.

My specs are:

PSU: Corsair 430 CX
CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 3.1 Ghz
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory

I am also using a single SATA HD and DVD/RW

Any help appreciated!
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February 10, 2013 3:10:46 AM

No that psu can only handle upto hd 7850.i suggest get corsair cx 500w psu.do not take risk.
July 24, 2013 8:14:24 AM

Even if it will run you don't want push that PSU that hard because it would definately be at it's upper limit. Chances are you would have serious stability issues.
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