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question about power supply for radeon hd 7950

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June 3, 2013 8:18:07 AM

I am looking to to buying a Radeon HD 7950 (this one in specific, I like the 2 fans) (http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67898) and I will need a new power supply. I am new to graphics cards requiring attachment to a power supply, previous cards weren't as advanced (just stick it in the PCI slot and you're good to go). Basically what I'm looking for is the cheapest power supply that can be used to power the card's 2 6-pin connectors. Thanks in advance.

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June 3, 2013 8:26:01 AM

Maybe grab a corsair CX600 you really need the specs of your build, I mean most likely you want quality , Corsair is a great one , and enough power, 600w seems plenty for modern computers. But a CX600 seems to be in your favor, I know newegg always has deals on the corsair CX series PSU's. If I'm not mistaking I think it's 10% off ATM
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June 3, 2013 8:28:38 AM

This power supply will offer a lot of overclocking headroom http://amzn.to/10TJdwG Corsair or Seasonic are the way to go.
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June 3, 2013 8:44:39 AM

MrAcd said:
Maybe grab a corsair CX600 you really need the specs of your build, I mean most likely you want quality , Corsair is a great one , and enough power, 600w seems plenty for modern computers. But a CX600 seems to be in your favor, I know newegg always has deals on the corsair CX series PSU's. If I'm not mistaking I think it's 10% off ATM


ok so you're sure this will power the 6 pins? and what comp specs would you like
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June 3, 2013 3:44:25 PM

puddingman1192 said:
MrAcd said:
Maybe grab a corsair CX600 you really need the specs of your build, I mean most likely you want quality , Corsair is a great one , and enough power, 600w seems plenty for modern computers. But a CX600 seems to be in your favor, I know newegg always has deals on the corsair CX series PSU's. If I'm not mistaking I think it's 10% off ATM


ok so you're sure this will power the 6 pins? and what comp specs would you like

The one for the rest of the computer, though 600w is plenty for a lot of peoples builds. I actually have a 7870 ( the one below your card) and I run it on a CX500, which yesterday it was 19.99$ regularly 49.99, and I powered my build and I know my CX500 has 2 6+2 pins for GPUS, so it has 2 6 pin connectors for GPU's and later if you upgrade and need 2 8 pins connectors for maybe a gtx 780 you just attach the extra 2 pins corsair gives you and BAM, now you can power a better future gpu for later, and that is only my CX500 with only 500w so if you buy a CX600 with 600w im pretty sure your set :) 

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