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This is the graphics card that i'm willing to buy Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
This is the power supply 600W CORSAIR CX600 BRONZE CERTIFIED 80
I read on some review sites that the r9 280x requires a 750w power supply i think that is for crossfire but anyway will the 600w corsair power supply be enough to power it because the power supply has 2-6 pin connectors but the r9 280x requires 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin sometimes 2-8 pin connectors i just want to make sure if it will be enough.
GPU:750 Watt Power Supply is required. 2X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
PSU: PCI Express (6-pin) 2
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  1. On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.
  2. GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x
  3. McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI connector. The Corsair CX600 comes with 2 PCI connectors (two 6+2 pin), so you need both of them plugged into the card.
  4. GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI connector. The Corsair CX600 comes with 2 PCI connectors (two 6+2 pin), so you need both of them plugged into the card.

    well the corsair cx600 has 2-6 pins not 6+2 pins that means 12 but if the sapphire r9 280x requires 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin that's 14 pins in total compared to 12 won't that cause any problems?
  5. McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI connector. The Corsair CX600 comes with 2 PCI connectors (two 6+2 pin), so you need both of them plugged into the card.

    well the corsair cx600 has 2-6 pins that means 12 but if the sapphire r9 280x requires 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin that's 14 pins in total compared to 12 won't that cause any problems?


    Can you please show me where it says it's got 2 6-pin connectors? Cause on the manufacturers website and also on Newegg.com it says that it comes with 2 6+2pin PCI connectors. 6+2=8, so you plug one 6pin connector to the 6pin socket and the other 6pin with the 2pin connector to the other socket.

    Click "Specifications": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&cm_re=cx600-_-17-139-028-_-Product
  6. GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI connector. The Corsair CX600 comes with 2 PCI connectors (two 6+2 pin), so you need both of them plugged into the card.

    well the corsair cx600 has 2-6 pins that means 12 but if the sapphire r9 280x requires 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin that's 14 pins in total compared to 12 won't that cause any problems?


    Can you please show me where it says it's got 2 6-pin connectors? Cause on the manufacturers website and also on Newegg.com it says that it comes with 2 6+2pin PCI connectors. 6+2=8, so you plug one 6pin connector to the 6pin socket and the other 6pin with the 2pin connector to the other socket.

    Click "Specifications": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&cm_re=cx600-_-17-139-028-_-Product


    Sorry different country
    http://www.saitechinformatica.it/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=6474&virtuemart_category_id=146

    search for PCI Express
  7. Best answer
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    McJokerr said:
    GreekDude97 said:
    On Sapphire's website you can find the power requirements for this card. This particular one requires at least a 750W PSU, but a quality 600W PSU will do just fine, if you do NOT plan to overclock your CPU or the GPU. It is factory OC'ed, so I don't think you should OC it even further. But, this comes down to personal preference. I would suggest you go for a quality Thermaltake or Seasonic PSU.


    Sorry but the question was more about how many PCI express pins do i need for the r9 280x


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. The Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI connector. The Corsair CX600 comes with 2 PCI connectors (two 6+2 pin), so you need both of them plugged into the card.

    well the corsair cx600 has 2-6 pins that means 12 but if the sapphire r9 280x requires 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin that's 14 pins in total compared to 12 won't that cause any problems?


    Can you please show me where it says it's got 2 6-pin connectors? Cause on the manufacturers website and also on Newegg.com it says that it comes with 2 6+2pin PCI connectors. 6+2=8, so you plug one 6pin connector to the 6pin socket and the other 6pin with the 2pin connector to the other socket.

    Click "Specifications": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&cm_re=cx600-_-17-139-028-_-Product


    Sorry different country
    http://www.saitechinformatica.it/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=6474&virtuemart_category_id=146

    search for PCI Express


    The information on this website is innaccurate, I have a similar PSU from Corsair and it's got 6+2pin PCI connectors. I'm pretty sure EVERY Corsair PSU offers 6+2pin PCI connectors. If you wanna be sure, visit your local computer shop and confirm that.
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