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Old 03-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there everyone i'm back with another anticipated purchase. I need a new PSU and it needs at least two 6-pin connectors to connect to my new GPU which is a monster, it can't take all it's needed power from the motherboard so it does need those duo 6pin connectors and i need one that'll fit my motherboard as well and here are my motherboard specs:
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AMD A85

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A8-Series APU
CPU Speed
A8-5500(3.2GHz)
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4MB
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What GPU is it?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Radeon HD 6870
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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AMD recommends 600w or better
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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picked up a 520 watt, works well so far with my 6870 works like a dream running SCII, WoW and Crysis 3. For a 2.0 chipset it runs well!
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picked up a 520 watt, works well so far with my 6870 works like a dream running SCII, WoW and Crysis 3. For a 2.0 chipset it runs well!
Watch out for under powering your system, that is not good.
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Watch out for under powering your system, that is not good.
What are all the risks for being underpowered? I know it can take mot of your machine down..but what exactly?
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AMD recommends 600w or better
It depends on the rest of his components though.
I overestimated his components,
CPU-A8
RAM- 8GB DDR3
HDD- Standard 7200RPM
GPU- AMD Radeon 6870
DVD Drive
Fairly Decent gaming motherboard

= ~460 watts

So unless he has three hard drives, a $300 motherboard, & 16GB RAM, he should be fine with 520watts provided it's a quality PSU and not a cheapo (they tend to rarely see their maximum wattage).
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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just a recommendation from AMD.
If you ever have a problem with your video card and need to RMA it, the first thing they ask you is what brand and wattage is your power supply
(been there and done that)
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