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Old 12-15-2008, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im about to buy a ATI 4870 512mb... but im wondering if my 600W PSU will be enough it has x2 PCI-E but im wondering if it will be way enough power to run the card?


And can someone tell me the difference between these two cards?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I sure hope so since I just bought one and have a 600w PSU

But really whats the model of your psu. As long as its a quality psu it should be fine.
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it's a Ultra..

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In my opinion it should be fine.
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The top one would be better, the 259L. It has a better cooler and is a lot cheaper. I'd get that one.
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I have two in crossfire and run a 750W PSU... Not sure if that helps...
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its fine. I got a 650 and did crossfire 4870 512mb. Your fine
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Phew, thanks for the PSU info guys.. and also thanks for the suggestion on card... thats what i ordered this morning... i heard it cooled better then the other 4870's hopefully i'll be pleased.
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I hope my 680w PSU will support whatever my next build turns out to be as well :P with that said I opt for the first one
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Im about to buy a ATI 4870 512mb... but im wondering if my 600W PSU will be enough it has x2 PCI-E but im wondering if it will be way enough power to run the card?


And can someone tell me the difference between these two cards?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
The types of coolers are the difference, go with the black one (the non-reference cooler will OC better and run cooler)

and your PSU is more than sufficient
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