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Windows 7: My PSU with 6870

24 May 2011   #11
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Yep, those are the connectors I was referring to.


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24 May 2011   #12
Azza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Ah cool thanks for pointing that out then, I'm gonna be so thorough making sure everything's connected. Hope i dont break or zap anything
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24 May 2011   #13
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You won't. Count the power connectors as you unplug them so you don't miss anything. Don't pinch any wires when putting the new one in. That's about it.
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25 May 2011   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azza View Post
Ah cool thanks for pointing that out then, I'm gonna be so thorough making sure everything's connected. Hope i dont break or zap anything
You won't

It's almost impossible to plug the wrong thing into the wrong spot these days.

And that PSU has all the plugs needed, so adapters aren't necessary.

And if MSY doesn't have the PSU you want in stock, there is always PCCG or Umart. It all depends on whether you plan to order online or pick up from the store. If it's a store pick up, make sure MSY actually have it in stock before you go.
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25 May 2011   #15
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Just a suggestion. It's not really needed but will make you feel more confident. Print out a diagram of your board. As you take a wire out, mark it on the diagram, so when you reinstall, you will know exactly where every wire goes. Thats what I did the first time, and made me feel more confident. Of course, when I got everything installed, I thought- I didn't need the diagram - but it will make you feel better. The only hard part is replacing the front panel connectors, and that is just knowing where each one goes. Your MB manuel will tell you exactly where.

BTW: When you get through and find out how easy is was, you'll be wanting to start building your own computers. Be careful, it's addictive.
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26 May 2011   #16
Azza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

That's a great idea thanks! i will do that! I checked that MSY has that PSU in stock and they do, so I will pick it up from there. I'm very excited about doing this!
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26 May 2011   #17
Azza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

If you guys dont mind my asking, I saw this on pc case gear, which would mean extra costs for shipping, but it's a version 2 of the tx650 psu Corsair TX-650 V2 Power Supply [CMPSU-650TXv2] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear
It's only 1 dollar more, but shipping would make it cost $19 more, with another $10 for postage insurance. Is it worth it over the version 1 for the extra cost? or is it pointless really? Thanks again!
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26 May 2011   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

For the extra cost of shipping and insurance, I'd say no.

The v2 is a better unit, but not drastically so.
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26 May 2011   #19
Azza

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Okay cool thanks for that bit of extra advice.
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26 May 2011   #20
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

While the brand name may be suspect, the wattage isn't. In short you could get a quality 550 watt power supply and it'll run your 6870 all day long no problem.

In short you don't need "more" power, you just need/want a better power supply.

BTW look at my system specs. Before upgrading my PS, and video card, I ran the system on an Antec 550 watt power supply with an ATI 4890 video card (power consumption greater than your 6870) and had absolutely no issues - Experience with Gigabyte motherboards?

However I would probably go with no less then a 650watt. My point on the 550 however is that if it's a good quality power supply, it's be powerful enough for a system such as mine.

Info on power supplies …

- Recommended Power Supplies | silentpcreview.com
- Everything You Need to Know About Power Supplies | Hardware Secrets
- How to Buy a Power Supply - wikiHow

My two cents.
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