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Looking at GPU charts here and on Anandtech, the 6870 only uses about 15 more watts than the 6850. The power consumption of the over-clocked June $500 build is 179W. The EA380 would be enough for 194W, no?
 
^ No I dint say that the EA 380 cant handle the 6870, but it would be always be in heavy load when doing CPU/ GPU intensive tasks, - Games and such and thus higher failure rates later on,... Also taking capacitor aging into account, if you want to keep the PSU for a longer time, then you should have more than enough and not just enough amount of power,...