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Will my PSU support a second video card??

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December 18, 2013 8:01:59 AM

My current power supply is the Corsair TX650 v2 (http://www.corsair.com/enthusiast-series-tx650-v2-80-plus-bronze-certified-650-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html)

My current video card is the Asus R9 290 (http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/R92904GD5/)

Does my current power supply have enough connections that I can a second video card the Asus R9 270x? (http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/R9270XDC2T2GD5/)

Is there any possibly way I can add this second video card using adapters or something or do I have to upgrade my power supply to one with more PCI connectors?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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December 18, 2013 8:11:09 AM

The R9 290 consumes the following power:
Idle power consumption: 87W
Load power consumption: 381W

I think you need a better power supply to be safe.

As for the connector: It has only 2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector but you can get adapters for more.
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December 18, 2013 8:14:06 AM

No. Get something like an 850W or better.
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December 18, 2013 8:16:03 AM

650watt is not enough for dual video cards. You should buy at least, I would say, 750watt, 850watt is recommended. You'll need to buy a psu with 3x6pin and 1x8pin PCI-E connectors.
R9 290=6+8pin
R9 270x DC2T=6+6pin
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December 18, 2013 8:16:29 AM

you will need to upgrade your psu

also i don't understand why you are adding 2 different cards.
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December 18, 2013 8:17:02 AM

When a gpu says that it needs (W++) that is for the whole system. With the "titan killer" it is pretty demandive, get a 800+ psu
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