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Sapphire 7970 Vapor X 3 GB Power Req

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May 30, 2013 3:27:01 PM

The box says they recommend 750W or more, but everywhere else tells me 650W 80+ Gold is plenty. Please tell me 650W will be sufficient.
May 30, 2013 3:34:58 PM

A good 650w PSU should be fine depending on the rest of the systems specs and if any overclocking is taking place. Post the system specs and the make on model of the power supply you want to use.
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May 30, 2013 4:10:26 PM

bignastyid said:
A good 650w PSU should be fine depending on the rest of the systems specs and if any overclocking is taking place. Post the system specs and the make on model of the power supply you want to use.


Video Card: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 3 GHz Edition (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
PSU: Corsair HX650 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
Res/Pump: Swiftech Reservoir, Bitspower Pump
Radiator: XSPC EX240
Tubing: Feser One Clear UV
Coolant: Feser One 1000 ml - UV Blue
Fittings: Free Center Compression Fitting
CPU Block: EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene mATX
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Storage: WD Black 500 GB
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128 GB SSD
Case: Obsidian 350D
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Lighting: Phobya LED - 60cm – UV x2
Drive: Samsung External DVD Drive

Only want to overclock the CPU to 4.6-4.8, nothing major. Single monitor, no Cross Fire, no Multi Monitor set ups, no crazy 5 GHz+ Overclocks on the CPU, and I will prob. just use the boost on the GPU to OC it, but I may manually OC a little bit (just to learn how, since I will be doing this for a living soon).

Reason I'm worried is because I've already bought the PSU and GPU. When spending 6 months planning my build, I never looked at the power requirements on the actual card, I got information from everywhere but. (reviewers, users, etc...) It's 80+ Gold so I hope it will be good enough.
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May 30, 2013 4:18:21 PM

650 watts is enough as long as it is a decent 80+ model with a fairly heavy 12v rail.
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May 30, 2013 4:25:00 PM

smeezekitty said:
650 watts is enough as long as it is a decent 80+ model with a fairly heavy 12v rail.


Well as far as I know it's one of the best 650 Watts. Corsair HX line, 80+ Gold.
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May 30, 2013 4:33:47 PM

I looked up the specs. It has 54 amps or 648 watts on the 12v rail.
You will be fine.
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