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#11ShubPosted 5/31/2012 9:55:48 AM(edited)
No, he doesn't need that. It would be a little neater due to that Silverstone having the two PCIe connectors which the 6870 requires, but the Corsair CX430 can easily power a 6870, you'll just have to connect two Molex connectors to an adapter and connect that to one of the two 6-pin connectors of the 6870.
And for $49.99 I'd rather get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 over that Silverstone, since MIRs are OK.
Once again though -- not necessary.
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#12Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 9:56:07 AM
fuzzyman posted...
I'd get a PSU with at least 4 6 pin

But you need something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256060


Why?? Arent those connectors for the amount of HDD's you can connect?
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#1360secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 10:01:18 AM(edited)
that particular silverstone provides a bit less power than the cx430, costs $55, a price at which you can buy better units than both and has a paltry 1 year warranty. not a good idea.

Fade2black001 posted...
Why?? Arent those connectors for the amount of HDD's you can connect?



no. the connectors are for the videocard. it needs two and the cx430 only has one. that's what the molex-to-6 pin connector that come with the graphics card are for. in other words, no need to change the psu.
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#14fuzzymanPosted 5/31/2012 9:59:55 AM
Power consumption of the 6870 is like 170 watt

No, those are PCI-E connectors. There is 6 and 8 pin. 6+2 is modular
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#15Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 10:02:52 AM
So in other words my PSU is fine? Thanks
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#1660secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 10:04:14 AM(edited)
^^ 170w would be in furmark. in demanding games you are looking at 110-130w real power consumption. yea your psu is fine.
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#17ShubPosted 5/31/2012 10:04:07 AM
fuzzyman posted...
Power consumption of the 6870 is like 170 watt


It's closer to 150W than 170W at stock speeds.
Regardless, as you can see from http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/20, the total power consumption for the entire system is around 300W, and that's with a more power-hungry CPU than an i5-3550. No issues here.
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#18fuzzymanPosted 5/31/2012 10:06:00 AM
System load is going to be 300-350

You'll live, find an adapter he was talking about

This too

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276574&CatId=1079
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#19Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 10:16:36 AM
So I found out a 5870 performs better than a 6870? Is a 5870 cheaper?
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#20ShubPosted 5/31/2012 10:23:07 AM
AMD changed their numbering scheme a little.
The 5800 series was their high end under the 5970.
The 6900 series became their new high end, the 6800 their mid-range, and anything below that is inferior (although not necessarily bad).
So yeah, a 5870 is a bit better, but it's now two generations old, and you'll probably need to head to eBay to find one.
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