PSU for HD 6870

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by SupremeSabre, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. SupremeSabre

    SupremeSabre MDL Junior Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    I'm currently running Cooler Master Extreme Power RS500-PCAR-A3 ---I have heard advice about how weak and poor efficiency this PSU is and that i should get one with 'true power' instead.

    Recently i upgraded my gfx to HD 6870 which requires 2 X 6 Pins, and since i have only 1, i used the 4Pin+4Pin to 6Pin adapter and it appears to be working pretty okay. But i worry that my PSU would cause problems when i OC my hd 6870. Will a lousy PSU lower the stable speed i can get?

    I have 1 X 7200 HDD, 1 X dvd drive and 1 ext usb wireless adaptor. On i7 860 2X2gb ram. Would this setup be screwed over by the bad PSU?