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Do i need a new PSU?

I currently have a 430W PSU.

My gpu uses about 20W

My CPU is the fx 6300

I want to upgrade to the - SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X 100363VX-2SR Radeon R9 280X 3GB PCI Express 3.0 TRI-X OC w/ Boost Video Card (UEFI)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202095&cm_re=sapphire_r9_280x-_-14-202-095-_-Product

Do i need a new PSU? If so please tell me which one. Also leave a link.
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  2. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_280x_top_review,8.html

    Quote:
    This is Guru3D's generic power supply recommendation for the R7 and R9 series:

    AMD R7 260X - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450 Watt power supply unit.
    AMD R7 260X Crossfire - On your average system the cards require you to have a 650 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

    AMD R9 270X - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.
    AMD R9 270X Crossfire - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

    AMD R9 280X - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
    AMD R9 280X Crossfire - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.


    Given the minimal price difference, I never buy anything less than 650 watts.

    $79 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096
  3. Yes, you will need a new PSU.

    This is what I'd recommend for your build: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb9
    It's made by Seasonic, arguably the best PSU manufacturer there is.
  4. Will run your specs with that card.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $25.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  5. SethJPC said:



    would this be better. I mean its cheaper and more power.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152055
  6. If you want to use Raidmax here's what happens.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezk9OA7aKOE


    The XFX 550W is more than enough power.
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    If you want to use Raidmax here's what happens.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezk9OA7aKOE


    The XFX 550W is more than enough power.



    thanks. you might have just saved me allot of hassle.
  8. Your welcome!!!!!!
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