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Old 04-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 270 to spend on a graphics and a new psu to power this graphics card, and I need some help. I am pretty certain (although open to suggestion) about the amd radeon hd 6970 as my card, but with 50 to spare, what psu should I get? The reason I ask is that after a lot of research, I haven't found information specific enough for my not brilliantly techy mind. I just wondered if anyone has experience which could help me with compatibility and quality.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Without knowing what the rest of your system is I would say this would be the cheapest power supply I would consider.

Coolermaster GX 650W PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E 80plus.. | Ebuyer.com

This would be a better choice.
Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80.. | Ebuyer.com
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i'd suggest one of these two

Corsair Builder Series CX 500W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-500CXUK) [CMPSU-500CXUK]
XFX Pro 550W Core Edition Power Supply []
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If you want my specs, they are:
amd phenom II x6
4gb ddr3
gigabyte ga-870a-ud3
dvd/cd rw combo
2 usb power drawing devices
pci-e networking card
sorry if that is missing something or has too much detail...
I think that I will need at least 650w to get the most out of my system if I get this new graphics card.

Also, I realise that you have probably checked this, but are they compatible? sorry if that was a stupid question, I looked at the connections list but I would just like to be reassured by someone who actually knows what they are talking about
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I would get a 650 as a minimum. A 550w is the recommended minimum for the 6970 and it never hurts to have extra power for any extra accessories you may buy later.

Plus, both of the power supplies I recommended are 80 Plus certified and I don't see where either of the smaller ones make the list.

http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu...50W_Report.pdf

http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu...50W-Report.pdf
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thankyou Slaymate, I know which psu to get
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