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Will XFX AMD R9 280X work okay on a 600W modular corsair psu?

Hi all,

Ordered a XFX AMD R9 280X graphics card today, its coming tomorrow.

Just wanting to know will this run okay with the following specs;

8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
6 Core AMD 6100 @ 3.6GHZ
1TB HDD (2x 500GB)
Cooler master hyper evo 212 cpu cooler
CX600M Corsair PSU

Thankyou,
Jake
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  1. very close call, i personally wouldn't risk it. on a side note, your cpu will probably bottleneck 2 r9 280x.
  2. Best answer
    For a system using a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    The Corsair CX600M (SKU# 75-002018 / CP-9020060) power supply unit, with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card.
  3. 250W for the graphics card, 95W for the CPU, and then a bit extra for other components... Your system won't draw over 400W. That PSU is sufficient, even if you overclock.
  4. ko888 said:
    For a system using a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply.

    Why even mention those specifications, they're useless. With a decent quality power supply they're exaggerated, with poor power supplies they may still not be enough to ensure stability (poor power supplies should be avoided anyway).
  5. ko888 said:
    For a system using a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    The Corsair CX600M (SKU# 75-002018 / CP-9020060) power supply unit, with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card.



    Thats good to hear, thank you for your reply.
  6. Sakkura said:
    ko888 said:
    For a system using a single XFX Radeon R9 280X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply.

    Why even mention those specifications, they're useless. With a decent quality power supply they're exaggerated, with poor power supplies they may still not be enough to ensure stability (poor power supplies should be avoided anyway).


    I remember using a CIT power supply about a year ago, needed a cheap one quick as i was doing word processing (at that time i was at school. Left now for scholarship) it was getting hot quick. Eventually blew out, never again.
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