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Old 12-18-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Would a 500w power a 4890?

I have this PSU
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2



Output +3.3V@25A,+5V@25A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,
-12V@0.3A,+5VSB@2.5A

about to buy a XFX HD-489X-ZSFR

System specs:
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM -

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX -

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Never mind, friend actually has the same thing and works fine


I guess I underestimated that psu
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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links son

yes it will work but i dont recommend it.

that is cutting it a bit close if you ask me.
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links son

yes it will work but i dont recommend it.

that is cutting it a bit close if you ask me.
real life friend....so I dont have links


So,I took the fans out and installed my old water cooling system out and took the dvd drive out. that should AT least help out a bit

Yes its BARELY. So NO OC for me anytime soon.

I will get a 700W for Crossfire though

or might hold that 4890 since I got it for 150 new off craiglist
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:46 AM   #4
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fans. optical drives, and pumps dont tax a PSU

the mobo, CPU, and gpu do.



and by links i ment links to all the different parts instead of copy/paste there long uninformative names from newegg.
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fans. optical drives, and pumps dont tax a PSU

the mobo, CPU, and gpu do.



and by links i ment links to all the different parts instead of copy/paste there long uninformative names from newegg.
Huh. Funny
Got my card today and work
I overclocked it to 923 of the 850 and its running fine
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:25 PM   #6
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you obviously dont get the point of what i ment.

you CAN power a 4890 on a 500W PSU, especially if its a quality power supply.

but i strongly recommend a bigger PSU because when your close to maxing out a power supply, it becomes less efficent, works harder, and lasts for a shorter amount of time.
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you obviously dont get the point of what i ment.

you CAN power a 4890 on a 500W PSU, especially if its a quality power supply.

but i strongly recommend a bigger PSU because when your close to maxing out a power supply, it becomes less efficent, works harder, and lasts for a shorter amount of time.
I get your point. the PSU is stressing out thus will die fast I get it dude. -_-
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