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Do i need a new PSU?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 24, 2014 1:38:42 PM

My current PSU outputs 430watts

My Gpu consumes 18watts

I have a FX-6300 CPU

I am planning on buying a GIGABYTE WINDFORCE R9 280X

Will I need a new PSU. If so tell me how much watts it will need to output

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June 24, 2014 1:45:43 PM

Yes you do , your are lacking the power and the amps.

A Radeon R9-280X needs 30 amps on the 12v rail and a 550 watt power supply with the proper PCIE power connections.

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