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March 11, 2014 12:53:18 PM

Will a Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X be compatible with my current system?

APU: AMD A10-5700 3.4ghz
Current GPU: AMD Radeon 8570
RAM: 8 GB
OS: windows 7 Professional 64bit
Motherboard: MSI 2AE0
Crappy power supply, a 300w one for all I know

So will this GPU be compatible with rig or maybe I have to buy a new psu as well?
Any answer is appreciated.

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March 11, 2014 1:12:24 PM

A10-5700 + base system -- needs maybe ~100W(DC)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/trinity-vs...
R9 270X -- needs maybe 111W(DC)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_270X/24.html

so you might want 250-270W(DC) or 23amps on the +12v rail.

I don't know what your power supply provides, but it doesn't look good. If you can find the specs for the +12v rail you can decide if you want to risk it to save money or just go ahead and get a new power supply.
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March 11, 2014 1:18:20 PM

KevinAr18 said:
A10-5700 + base system -- needs maybe ~100W(DC)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/trinity-vs...
R9 270X -- needs maybe 111W(DC)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_270X/24.html

so you might want 250-270W(DC) or 23amps on the +12v rail.

I don't know what your power supply provides, but it doesn't look good. If you can find the specs for the +12v rail you can decide if you want to risk it to save money or just go ahead and get a new power supply.


Alright, so, I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to power supplies. Getting a power supply with how much amount of $$ would involve me not having to rack my brains out and set fire to my PC? Would a rather new, 60-100$ power supply do?

(these prices are just estimates, in live in eastern EU lol.)
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March 11, 2014 1:20:43 PM

Yeah, for $100, you can get a pretty good power supply that might last you across several computers.
Here are two rather decent power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know how they are priced in the EU. Is there a particular store you like to purchase from in the EU that maybe we could pull some suggestions from that store?

Also, let me add that those two models are way beyond what you need. Your computer will not use nearly all that power they provide. You could probably get a much cheaper model that still provides all you need ... however, I don't really have a list of cheaper models right now.
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March 11, 2014 1:27:56 PM

KevinAr18 said:
Yeah, for $100, you can get a pretty good power supply that might last you across several computers.
Here are two rather decent power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know how they are priced in the EU. Is there a particular store you like to purchase from in the EU that maybe we could pull some suggestions from that store?

Also, let me add that those two models are way beyond what you need. Your computer will not use nearly all that power they provide. You could probably get a much cheaper model that still provides all you need ... however, I don't really have a list of cheaper models right now.


Would this one do the job?

http://www.mediagalaxy.ro/sursa-de-alimentare-gigabyte-...

You might not really understand anything on that page, but maybe you know that specific product.
It comes in at ~75 USD
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March 11, 2014 1:31:05 PM

kaaret said:
KevinAr18 said:
Yeah, for $100, you can get a pretty good power supply that might last you across several computers.
Here are two rather decent power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know how they are priced in the EU. Is there a particular store you like to purchase from in the EU that maybe we could pull some suggestions from that store?

Also, let me add that those two models are way beyond what you need. Your computer will not use nearly all that power they provide. You could probably get a much cheaper model that still provides all you need ... however, I don't really have a list of cheaper models right now.


Would this one do the job?

http://www.mediagalaxy.ro/sursa-de-alimentare-gigabyte-...

You might not really understand anything on that page, but maybe you know that specific product.
It comes in at ~75 USD


I do not know about Gigabyte power supplies; maybe they are decent, considering they make motherboard... or maybe they aren't; I don't know. Do you see any Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, or Enermax brands?
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March 11, 2014 1:35:43 PM

KevinAr18 said:
kaaret said:
KevinAr18 said:
Yeah, for $100, you can get a pretty good power supply that might last you across several computers.
Here are two rather decent power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know how they are priced in the EU. Is there a particular store you like to purchase from in the EU that maybe we could pull some suggestions from that store?

Also, let me add that those two models are way beyond what you need. Your computer will not use nearly all that power they provide. You could probably get a much cheaper model that still provides all you need ... however, I don't really have a list of cheaper models right now.


Would this one do the job?

http://www.mediagalaxy.ro/sursa-de-alimentare-gigabyte-...

You might not really understand anything on that page, but maybe you know that specific product.
It comes in at ~75 USD


I do not know about Gigabyte power supplies; maybe they are decent, considering they make motherboard... or maybe they aren't; I don't know. Do you see any Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, or Enermax brands?


The only Corsair power supply fitting my price range is this one Corsair CP-9020050 550W, ATX2.3 (copy pasted the whole name)
Connectors
1 x ATX
1 x EPS
2 x PCI-E
1 x 4 Pin
4 x SATA
2 x FDD

Rail: 1 x 12 V
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March 11, 2014 1:47:51 PM

kaaret said:
KevinAr18 said:
kaaret said:
KevinAr18 said:
Yeah, for $100, you can get a pretty good power supply that might last you across several computers.
Here are two rather decent power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know how they are priced in the EU. Is there a particular store you like to purchase from in the EU that maybe we could pull some suggestions from that store?

Also, let me add that those two models are way beyond what you need. Your computer will not use nearly all that power they provide. You could probably get a much cheaper model that still provides all you need ... however, I don't really have a list of cheaper models right now.


Would this one do the job?

http://www.mediagalaxy.ro/sursa-de-alimentare-gigabyte-...

You might not really understand anything on that page, but maybe you know that specific product.
It comes in at ~75 USD


I do not know about Gigabyte power supplies; maybe they are decent, considering they make motherboard... or maybe they aren't; I don't know. Do you see any Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, or Enermax brands?


The only Corsair power supply fitting my price range is this one Corsair CP-9020050 550W, ATX2.3 (copy pasted the whole name)
Connectors
1 x ATX
1 x EPS
2 x PCI-E
1 x 4 Pin
4 x SATA
2 x FDD

Rail: 1 x 12 V


Unfortunately, that model Corsair wasn't a very good one I think....
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a b Ĉ ASUS
March 11, 2014 3:08:11 PM

Nevermind, that one might not work.

Anyways, at these price ranges you are getting into power supplies that are using slightly lower quality parts (like lower quality capacitors). But I understand the need to save some money ... and perhaps you may never notice any issues.

So... I guess if you can find a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or CoolerMaster, go with that:
http://www.price.ro/preturi_surse-1256.htm
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March 12, 2014 6:01:06 AM

KevinAr18 said:
Nevermind, that one might not work.

Anyways, at these price ranges you are getting into power supplies that are using slightly lower quality parts (like lower quality capacitors). But I understand the need to save some money ... and perhaps you may never notice any issues.

So... I guess if you can find a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or CoolerMaster, go with that:
http://www.price.ro/preturi_surse-1256.htm


Alright then, thanks for everything. I really appreciate it. :D 
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