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Thinking about HD 6950, PSU good enough?

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So, I'm thinking about getting XFX HD 6950 1 GB.
Now, by W1zzard's review, HD6950 would actually use less power than my current HD 4870 and I don't have the money to upgrade both the GPU and PSU, but XFX site says that a 650 W PSU would be the minimum to use it...

So any opinions on the matter? Would my Corsair VX550 be good enough? Would it be good enough if I modded the HD 6950 to HD 6970?

Thanks for all the help :toast:
 

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W1zzard says 195w for 6950, but 287w for 6970. I would say your PSU will hold.
 
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So, I'm thinking about getting XFX HD 6950 1 GB.
Now, by W1zzard's review, HD6950 would actually use less power than my current HD 4870 and I don't have the money to upgrade both the GPU and PSU, but XFX site says that a 650 W PSU would be the minimum to use it...

So any opinions on the matter? Would my Corsair VX550 be good enough? Would it be good enough if I modded the HD 6950 to HD 6970?

Thanks for all the help :toast:
yes it will be 100% fine...



im currently running a 6 core 1090T @ nearly 4ghz and an overclocked gtx560 on a 5 year old antec 500watt psu... + the 5 HDDs... and a SSD soon... many fans.
 
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yes it will be 100% fine...



im currently running a 6 core 1090T @ nearly 4ghz and an overclocked gtx560 on a 5 year old antec 500watt psu... + the 5 HDDs... and a SSD soon... many fans.
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