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funkyoneboy

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Mar 17, 2004
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London U.K
Hi guys looking to upgrade to a ATI HD 5850 very soon


Will my Corsair Tx 650 psu be o.k. for this card and will cope with the o/c i have , And will it fit in my Case Chieftec Dragon Mid-Tower Case?

Steve
 

killem2

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Jan 6, 2005
With out even looking at the psu, I will say yes. Because its a corsair. My crappy Xion can handle a 5850. So I have no doubt you have perfect power. That 5850 actually only pulls about 30 more watts of power than an 8800gt (checked a lot of reviews on my end) which is really really impressive :)
 

mxthunder

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Dec 27, 2004
Location
Northeast Ohio
Your PSU should handle it no prob, as for it fitting in your case, it shouldnt be any longer than your motherboard, but you have to factor in about an extra inch because the PCIe power plugs go in parallel with the card, instead of out the side at a 90* angle.