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500 / 650 / 750 Watt PSU for R9 290

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June 4, 2014 4:34:54 PM

I'm going to buy the Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X but I am not sure which PSU to get.

I don't intend to OC my gpu any time soon maybe in 2-3 years or so.

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June 4, 2014 4:40:26 PM

Hey,

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-750-ti-...

Your card uses close to 300w at peak so it would depend on your CPU. 500w for a FX AMD series may not be enough.
I would get a 550w, or a 750w just for being able to do dual cards later as that is the minimum.

What processor do you have?
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June 4, 2014 4:49:03 PM

i3-2100 atm, going to upgrade to an i5 4670K in a couple months.
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June 4, 2014 4:49:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 19:48 EDT-0400)
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June 4, 2014 4:54:36 PM

You don't think I need a 750W? because that was recommened, can't remember by who though.
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June 4, 2014 4:56:44 PM

The 650w listed above will easily power the card with your specs.
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June 4, 2014 4:58:16 PM

Also if I am going to OC the i5-4670K ?
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June 4, 2014 5:01:37 PM

Sure will.
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June 4, 2014 5:02:06 PM

Intels use much less power than the AMD counterparts. Everything Blackbird said is correct. :) 
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June 4, 2014 5:05:36 PM

So 750W would be an overkill? will 650W still be enough if I am going to OC my GPU and CPU?
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June 4, 2014 6:23:25 PM

If you GPU is around 300w and your CPU at stock is 84w. Your system without OCing could run off of a 500w PSU. So with OC you will be more than fine with a 650w. :) 
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June 4, 2014 6:25:34 PM

Yes your fine , 650 is perfect.
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June 4, 2014 6:27:06 PM

Thank you! Just wanted to be sure <3
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June 4, 2014 6:38:46 PM

Last question, would 620W be okay too?
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June 4, 2014 7:47:31 PM

If it's a top quality 620 yes.
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June 4, 2014 8:35:21 PM

That 620 is good, so if the price fits, get it.
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