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Asus HD 5850 power consumption question?

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February 21, 2013 3:16:58 PM

Hi, I plan on buying an Asus HD 5850. I recently checked the system requirements for this card and it stated that I needed atleast a 550watt power supply and I'm currently running a Gigabyte Superb 550P 550W power supply which is running 3x hard drives and the obvious other main PC components.
I know that the card requires 2x 6-pin power connectors but my power supply only comes with one 6-pin connector labeled PCI-E, and I do know that I can find a molex to 6-pin but what I don't know is:
Is my PSU sufficient enough for this GPU?

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February 21, 2013 3:26:45 PM

CntrlAltDel said:
Hi, I plan on buying an Asus HD 5850. I recently checked the system requirements for this card and it stated that I needed atleast a 550watt power supply and I'm currently running a Gigabyte Superb 550P 550W power supply which is running 3x hard drives and the obvious other main PC components.
I know that the card requires 2x 6-pin power connectors but my power supply only comes with one 6-pin connector labeled PCI-E, and I do know that I can find a molex to 6-pin but what I don't know is:
Is my PSU sufficient enough for this GPU?


Hi - there is one credible review of that PSU, it is awful:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Gigabyte-Superb-...

you should read this, and tho you might be ok,
I wouldn't put a power hungry card like the 5850
with that PSU.
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February 21, 2013 3:38:40 PM

toyftw said:
Hi - there is one credible review of that PSU, it is awful:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Gigabyte-Superb-...

you should read this, and tho you might be ok,
I wouldn't put a power hungry card like the 5850
with that PSU.


Damn, that's a big let down. But thanks for letting me know, I really thought I had a good PSU simply because of the brand and the cost.
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February 21, 2013 3:39:02 PM

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February 21, 2013 3:52:51 PM

CntrlAltDel said:
Damn, that's a big let down. But thanks for letting me know, I really thought I had a good PSU simply because of the brand and the cost.


Hey - you're not alone. I am on this forum cuzz I had a lousy PSU (& I selected it).

A lot of the respected brands for other things also have sh***y PSU's.

Stick with Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power&Cooling, Rosewill Capstone series,
most Corsair's, most Enermax, Silverstone, & a few others.
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February 21, 2013 4:10:40 PM

toyftw said:
Hey - you're not alone. I am on this forum cuzz I had a lousy PSU (& I selected it).

A lot of the respected brands for other things also have sh***y PSU's.

Stick with Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power&Cooling, Rosewill Capstone series,
most Corsair's, most Enermax, Silverstone, & a few others.


I don't really plan to overclock with the GPU, shouldn't I use it either way?
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February 21, 2013 6:47:12 PM

CntrlAltDel said:
I don't really plan to overclock with the GPU, shouldn't I use it either way?



Give it a try -might be OK, if I remember the review correctly,
it performed like a 450w unit. Also, you could consider a
less power hungry (but good performing) card, like
the 7770,650ti,etc.
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