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Is a 500w PSU enough for a R9 290?

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April 17, 2014 5:52:04 AM

Here is the one I was looking at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And this is my PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4H8...
If I have an I5 4440, 8gb of Ram at 1600mhz 4*2, a 1TB HDD, a CD drive, 3 case fans, and a light in the case, will the PSU be able to power it safely?
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April 17, 2014 5:58:30 AM

Not really. You will probably be limited. I would go for a 650w+ PSU like something from XFX
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April 17, 2014 6:02:00 AM

DeadGraphics said:
Not really. You will probably be limited. I would go for a 650w+ PSU like something from XFX
Thanks. So a 650w would allow overclocking? Also if I might add a second one later would you get a 850w to leave room for Crossfire or only get what you need now?

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April 17, 2014 6:04:41 AM

Steel_Nugget said:
DeadGraphics said:
Not really. You will probably be limited. I would go for a 650w+ PSU like something from XFX
Thanks. So a 650w would allow overclocking? Also if I might add a second one later would you get a 850w to leave room for Crossfire or only get what you need now?



I would try to get an 850 now, if CrossFire is a goal for you down the road. Additionally, it will support any overclocking plans you have in the mean time (for both your CPU and GPU). Congrats on the new parts friend!
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April 17, 2014 6:45:42 AM

toddybody said:
Steel_Nugget said:
DeadGraphics said:
Not really. You will probably be limited. I would go for a 650w+ PSU like something from XFX
Thanks. So a 650w would allow overclocking? Also if I might add a second one later would you get a 850w to leave room for Crossfire or only get what you need now?



I would try to get an 850 now, if CrossFire is a goal for you down the road. Additionally, it will support any overclocking plans you have in the mean time (for both your CPU and GPU). Congrats on the new parts friend!


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April 17, 2014 12:02:08 PM

toddybody said:
Steel_Nugget said:
DeadGraphics said:
Not really. You will probably be limited. I would go for a 650w+ PSU like something from XFX
Thanks. So a 650w would allow overclocking? Also if I might add a second one later would you get a 850w to leave room for Crossfire or only get what you need now?



I would try to get an 850 now, if CrossFire is a goal for you down the road. Additionally, it will support any overclocking plans you have in the mean time (for both your CPU and GPU). Congrats on the new parts friend!
Yeah, when buying parts I regret getting a lower wattage PSU because it would have actually saved me money now since I need to buy a new PSU. Thanks for the response!

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