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June 13, 2013 10:12:42 PM

Do you think this power supply: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Has a chance at running this:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
DVD Drive: Lite On 12X Blu Ray ROM/DVDRW SATA OEM (@TigerDirect)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz 11199-19-20G Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Single-Link DVI-D, 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Dual-Slot


Or do I need something bigger? Thank you in advance.

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June 13, 2013 10:15:13 PM

You don't need that much power , this one below will run your nice setup

SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 14, 2013 7:46:20 AM

Thank you, for taking the time out of your day to help me.
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June 14, 2013 8:46:10 AM

Your very welcome.That's what the forum is for.
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June 14, 2013 11:09:06 AM

Over9000Hawks said:
Wait, what if I include this for cooling.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


The only thing you have to worry about when choosing a power supply is the graphics card. Just go with the Seasonic recommended above. It's one of the best units on the market. Use the link I provided above to see what wattage is needed for systems with pretty much any card or combination of cards you can run. Note that the recommendations are for the whole system not just the card. Headroom is also left for overclocking in those recommendations.
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