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corsair cx500m with r9 280x toxic?

I bought a corsair cx500m when I built my system about 3 months ago and I'm thinkkng of getting a sapphire toxic r9 280x and I was wondering if I could run it without having to buy a new PSU

My specs are:
Corsair 300r windowed case
Corsair cx500m PSU
MSI z87 g43 gaming motherboard
Intel core i5 4670k stock speeds and stock cooler
Dual channel 8gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz
Xfx Radeon 6870 2gb
WD blue 1tb HDD
Hitachi 2.5 120gb HDD for os
1 x 120mm rear exhaust fan
2x 140mm intake fan
1x intel heatsink fan
Lg DVD rw optical drive

Thank you for all of your answers
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  1. Card manufacturer recommends minimum 750w PSU, and although manufacturer's recommendation is typically over-generous, I still think 500w is not enough as it won't leave much in reserve, if any. It's not good for the PSU to be working flat out.
  2. XFX 550W is enough for any single gpu. I tis a good quality power supply than a CXM 500.
    Don't prioritise modularity over quality.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-17 08:26 EDT-0400)
  3. I have had a look at a PSU calculator (extreme PSU calculator) and it recommends a PSU of at least 453w so would I be able to use my cx500m and upgrade my PSU later and not damage the 280x toxic?
  4. Corsair CX series isn't good. It is mediocre. THere are much better options than a CXM 500 like the XFX 550w
  5. Ok, thanks I'll look into it and which would you recommend the msi twin frozer 280x or the sapphire toxic 280x?
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    jackrob97 said:
    Ok, thanks I'll look into it and which would you recommend the msi twin frozer 280x or the sapphire toxic 280x?


    Both are fine. The R9 280X toxic is slightly faster out of the box but the product is mainly for aesthetics. If you want that cooler, it will be worth it to you.
    The MSI 280X is already good enough.

    Pros for the Toxic:
    you get a pretty good cooler depending on your opinions
    You have a black plate on the card which does look nice and helps to support the card from bending.
    It overclock higher than the MSI most of the time.

    Cons, it is much longer than the MSI card.


    here a review of both card together.:
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-R9-280X-Roundup-ASUS-MSI-and-Sapphire/MSI-R9-280X-3GB-Twin-Frozr-G
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