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HD7970 and 600W PSU, also vapor-x vs lighting

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April 2, 2013 12:12:03 PM

Hi everyone! I will be buying 7970 later this week, and just now it hit me, will my psu be able to handle it? It's a Corsair cx600. I know AMD recommends a 500 watt PSU, but just to be sure, I decided it would be good to hear your opinions.
Also I would like to know which 7970 to get: SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7970 GHz Edition or MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning? I'm leaning more towards the Vapor-X, since it's a bit cheaper, plus ghz edition, I guess, is nice. But I've never owned a Sapphire card before, so it will be nice to hear your thoughts on it.
My whole pc specs are:
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k
RAM: 2x Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX600
Current GPU: HD5670
HDD: some 7200 rpm Samsung
That's pretty much it.

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a b À AMD
April 2, 2013 12:17:47 PM

Yes your power supply is good enough for a 7970 and you should buy which ever is cheaper of those two because both are beast and you couldn't go wrong with either one.
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April 2, 2013 12:34:19 PM

600w is very enough for that gpu be sure!
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April 2, 2013 2:32:02 PM

Thanks guys, I'll be getting Vapor-x then. As for the PSU, I thought as much, but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. :) 
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a b À AMD
April 2, 2013 3:00:48 PM

No problem.Your welcome!
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