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June 26, 2014 1:02:02 PM

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=N82E168...

Do i need a new PSU? If so please tell me which one. Also leave a link.

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June 26, 2014 1:07:31 PM

Yup, you'll certainly need a new PSU, the recommended for a 280x is 600W. This should fit your needs:

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...

Bear in mind that it is not modular. If you want modular:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 26, 2014 1:09:26 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_280...

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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=N82E168...
$65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 26, 2014 1:21:10 PM

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.
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June 26, 2014 1:22:27 PM

Your welcome!!!!!!
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