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Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor X with a 520psu?

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May 17, 2013 4:52:03 PM

So I've just order myself a Sapphire 7970.. However, having just recently read that sapphire recommend a 750w psu for it I'm a little worried my 520w psu will not suffice..

I guess I could get a 750w psu, but it wouldn't be for a week or too and I was hoping to do some decent gaming this weekend. I was just wondering if someone could clarify whether my psu will be enough for that graphics card.. at least for a week or two anyway...

Thanks, :) 
May 17, 2013 4:58:39 PM

What PSU do you have? (Brand/Model) If it is of good quality it should be enough for a 7970.
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May 17, 2013 4:58:58 PM

You'll almost absolutely be okay, with room to spare. See this:



The test was conducted with your exact video card in a LGA2011 (power hungry) system. If you have anything like this or likely LGA1155, you'll be fine. AMD rigs should be okay too.

Just to clarify, is it a good model-brand 520W PSU that you have ?
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May 17, 2013 5:03:30 PM

AMD recommends a 500watt with 1-6and1-8pin connector.
If your power supply is a good brand you should be fine. If it is an elcheapo it may blow up.
Post your current power supply model and we can tell you for sure.
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May 17, 2013 5:04:13 PM

That's entirely dependent on the specific PSU and the rest of your hardware. you will need to be more specific
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May 17, 2013 5:04:47 PM

It's a seasonic S12II
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May 17, 2013 5:06:01 PM

I've got a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Motherboard and an i5 3570K.
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May 17, 2013 5:07:42 PM

your seasonic will be fine no need to upgrade.
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May 17, 2013 5:09:35 PM

Tettryn said:
It's a seasonic S12II


You'll be fine.
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May 17, 2013 5:10:38 PM

Unolocogringo said:
your seasonic will be fine no need to upgrade.

Great! Thanks for clarifying this for me guys :)  I was a little worried I'd have to upgrade my psu after having only recently purchased it...
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