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Bought this video card and PSU but one question..

#1AjaxTheBeastPosted 6/17/2012 2:44:45 PM
I decided out of curiosity to go back and check out the video card I purchased. Looking at the specs it says:
HIS Radeon HD6850
System Requirements - Minimum of a 500 watt power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

I purchased a corsair builder cx430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

My other PC parts I purchased
HD 6850
i3-2120
ECS P67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135283
8 gig 1333 Ram
500G HDD
430w PSU


I assume I will run into problems when I begin to build?
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#2mrpariszPosted 6/17/2012 3:11:18 PM
i think it should be fine for the most part, particularly for minor things like photoshop, watching videos, gaming but running that card in overclock or crossfire might give it a short lifespan.
#3NicoC96Posted 6/17/2012 4:16:25 PM
Should work, but don't push it. I would upgrade to a 500-600W in the future to overclock, but for now you might be fine.
#4ShubPosted 6/17/2012 4:43:34 PM
No, you will encounter no problems and you don't need to upgrade anything, even if you overclock. The 6850 is a very power-efficient card and you've nothing to worry about.
Check http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-review/10 for some numbers. You're just not going to draw more than 300W with this setup. Note Guru3D's power supply recommendations are safe but you can take 100W off each and every one of them.
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#5AjaxTheBeast(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 5:55:55 PM
Shub posted...
No, you will encounter no problems and you don't need to upgrade anything, even if you overclock. The 6850 is a very power-efficient card and you've nothing to worry about.
Check http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-review/10 for some numbers. You're just not going to draw more than 300W with this setup. Note Guru3D's power supply recommendations are safe but you can take 100W off each and every one of them.


I saw that guide, unfortunately I am not clever enough to figure out what everything meant in total, anyway i thought the i3 2120 couldn't overclock?
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#6thetruth928Posted 6/17/2012 6:11:31 PM
The i3-2120 can't be overclocked at all. The 6850 only takes one pci-e to get power.
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#7ShubPosted 6/17/2012 6:45:22 PM
Indeed the i3-2120 can't be overclocked. Even if it could, it wouldn't be a problem. But you can still overclock your 6850. That won't be a problem.
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#8Shadow EdgePosted 6/17/2012 8:02:57 PM
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#9redrum187Posted 6/17/2012 8:07:40 PM
some hd6850 models do need 2 pci express connections but usually most video cards include molex to pci express power adapters. i owned a sapphire one (model#100315L) that needed 2 pci express connections.
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