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is HIS or SAPPHIRE 280x will be enough for my corsair vs650 watt psu?

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October 10, 2013 8:42:46 PM

I was wondering if my PSU corsair vs650 watt will suffice HIS or SAPPHIRE r9 280x
I asked because when I looked into their site.. they are requiring a whooping 750 watt on a single card usage. And I looked on a couple of reviews on the reference card. they said its just a minimum of 500 watts.. even the XFX version of 7970 only requires a 500 watt psu.. and I was wondering if I can run this card..

My specs.
procie:AMD FX 8150
mobo:MSI am3+ micro atx 6 sata no usb 3.0 :(  (i forgot the name because Im currently at work sorry)
cpu cooler: deepcool ice blade pro v2.0
HDD: 2 seagate 150gb and 500 gb and 1 WD 320 gb
RAM: gskills ripjaws 4gb x2 1600 mhz cl9
PSU: corasir vs 650
October 10, 2013 8:46:45 PM

Your 650w Corsair PSU will work fine for a 280x. No worries. I think the 750w you are seeing is for two cards in CrossFire. Enjoy!
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October 10, 2013 8:51:41 PM

I think the 750 watt power supply requirement is probably assuming that your using a generic power supply. I'm also planning on getting the HIS version of the radeon r9 280x and I only have a 600 watt power supply.
As long as your power supply is a quality one, like yours, you've got nothing to worry about.

Note: The r9 280x is just a rebrand of the 7970 ghz ed which only needed a minimum of 500 watts.
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October 10, 2013 8:53:29 PM

larkspur said:
Your 650w Corsair PSU will work fine for a 280x. No worries. I think the 750w you are seeing is for two cards in CrossFire. Enjoy!


That is good to hear buddy!
but the requirement is for 1 card only check this out
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...

and I think you are right too because 750 is a mothermunching overkill for 1 card right?
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October 10, 2013 8:59:10 PM

junred56 said:
I think the 750 watt power supply requirement is probably assuming that your using a generic power supply. I'm also planning on getting the HIS version of the radeon r9 280x and I only have a 600 watt power supply.
As long as your power supply is a quality one, like yours, you've got nothing to worry about.

Note: The r9 280x is just a rebrand of the 7970 ghz ed which only needed a minimum of 500 watts.


Oh man that is good to hear! :D 
thanks mate,
I know right? I was just threatened by the reqs of sapphire and HIS so I asked you guys :) 
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October 10, 2013 8:59:42 PM

Yeah - somebody must've made a mistake on those requirements. 750w for a single 280x is ridiculous. A QUALITY 500w or greater will handle that card. Anyway, have fun!
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October 11, 2013 1:50:47 AM

Patrick Dionaldo said:
junred56 said:
I think the 750 watt power supply requirement is probably assuming that your using a generic power supply. I'm also planning on getting the HIS version of the radeon r9 280x and I only have a 600 watt power supply.
As long as your power supply is a quality one, like yours, you've got nothing to worry about.

Note: The r9 280x is just a rebrand of the 7970 ghz ed which only needed a minimum of 500 watts.


Oh man that is good to hear! :D 
thanks mate,
I know right? I was just threatened by the reqs of sapphire and HIS so I asked you guys :) 


No worries man,
I too was worried the first time I saw these specs.
Just think, a 750 watt quality psu is capable of running two 7970's in crossfire. So unless the r9 280x is a dual 7970 (technically a 7990) then I doubt it will need exactly 750 watts of power.
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October 11, 2013 8:40:54 AM

is seasonic m12 bronze II (650w) a good power supply ?
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October 11, 2013 8:52:39 AM

boa117 said:
is seasonic m12 bronze II (650w) a good power supply ?


Yes it is.

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October 11, 2013 9:49:31 AM

now all thats left is to see if nvidia will drop prices of the 780 and 770 :D 
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October 12, 2013 9:31:58 AM

boa117 said:
now all thats left is to see if nvidia will drop prices of the 780 and 770 :D 


Knowing Nvidia, price cuts aren't gonna be that high. Probably just a 10 to 20 dollar price cut at the most.

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October 12, 2013 11:07:22 AM

There are rumors about 30-50-70 USD drop in the 770 price
about 50-60 in 780 price
a lot on the titan dont know how much
and nvidia leaves space between the 780/770 price/performance
possibly a 770 ti but not a 400$ 780 :D 
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