- Apr 17, 2006
The 7870 I have in one of my rigs recommends a minimum PSU of 500 watts.Hey guys, just two days back I bought new PC with the following config:
Intel Core i3 3220
Corsair CXV2 430 Watts
Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz Ram
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM 3.0 GBPS HDD
Cooler Master Elite 350 cabinet
Samsung 20inch LED monitor with 1600x900 max resolution
LG DVD writer
I wont be adding any other components other than another corsair vengeance ram which i will add in 3-4 months time. Also the 7870 requires 2x6 pin power connectors but my PSU has only one 6 pin power connector but some people are suggesting that a 7870 can be used with my PSU.
So can I use a 7870 with my config without any problems or should I go with a GTX 660?
Also will the i3 3220 bottleneck the 7870 at 1600x900?
Thanks in advance for the help