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June 30, 2014 4:21:27 PM

Hi i'm making a few modifications to my computer, and i cant seem to find a decent power usage site thats not crap, so i thought i'd give it a go here instead!

My pc build is as following - Cooler Master HAF 922 Midi Tower Black. Corsair TX V2 650W PSU. AMD FX-6100 6-Core Processor. Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, Socket-AM3+. Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 16GB CL9. XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 "Dual Fan".

What i am getting is - Cooler Master V8 GTS Cpu Cooler - Corsair AF120 Quiet Edt. 120mm Red LED (for the side panal x2 of them) - Sapphire Radeon R9 280X TOXIC 3GB GDDR5 - And a Corsair CX 750W PSU. Would i need a bigger power supply or is this sufficient?

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June 30, 2014 4:25:07 PM

Oh, not at all. You are perfectly fine. I run my system on the same PSU, and if you take a look, it is a lot more power hungry.
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June 30, 2014 4:32:12 PM

Andrew Buck said:
Oh, not at all. You are perfectly fine. I run my system on the same PSU, and if you take a look, it is a lot more power hungry.


Hi! thank you for the reply! :)  i've just been looking about and some places say that the gcard takes like 390+ watts. i was getting a bit worried for a moment there, as i had just bought all my new components, and i didnt want to fry them due to the lack of power! :) 
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June 30, 2014 4:34:47 PM

Warlanoth said:
Andrew Buck said:
Oh, not at all. You are perfectly fine. I run my system on the same PSU, and if you take a look, it is a lot more power hungry.


Hi! thank you for the reply! :)  i've just been looking about and some places say that the gcard takes like 390+ watts. i was getting a bit worried for a moment there, as i had just bought all my new components, and i didnt want to fry them due to the lack of power! :) 


Geez, that is one power-hungry GPU. 256 Watts on full load. Your PSU should be fine, though. Even with 2 of those.
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June 30, 2014 4:41:44 PM

Andrew Buck said:
Warlanoth said:
Andrew Buck said:
Oh, not at all. You are perfectly fine. I run my system on the same PSU, and if you take a look, it is a lot more power hungry.


Hi! thank you for the reply! :)  i've just been looking about and some places say that the gcard takes like 390+ watts. i was getting a bit worried for a moment there, as i had just bought all my new components, and i didnt want to fry them due to the lack of power! :) 


Geez, that is one power-hungry GPU. 256 Watts on full load. Your PSU should be fine, though. Even with 2 of those.


found it here http://www.anandtech.com/show/7406/the-sapphire-r9-280x... this is why i'm asking as it seems a bit unreal, atm from what i gather my actual computer as it is, uses 400 watts, so am a bit torn about it lol.
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June 30, 2014 4:45:14 PM

Warlanoth said:
Andrew Buck said:
Warlanoth said:
Andrew Buck said:
Oh, not at all. You are perfectly fine. I run my system on the same PSU, and if you take a look, it is a lot more power hungry.


Hi! thank you for the reply! :)  i've just been looking about and some places say that the gcard takes like 390+ watts. i was getting a bit worried for a moment there, as i had just bought all my new components, and i didnt want to fry them due to the lack of power! :) 


Geez, that is one power-hungry GPU. 256 Watts on full load. Your PSU should be fine, though. Even with 2 of those.


found it here http://www.anandtech.com/show/7406/the-sapphire-r9-280x... this is why i'm asking as it seems a bit unreal, atm from what i gather my actual computer as it is, uses 400 watts, so am a bit torn about it lol.


You are fine, but that is a really hungry card. Btw, the 280X, 7970, and 6950 are different cards.
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June 30, 2014 5:22:42 PM

The CX Series uses poor capacitors , get a decent power supply.
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June 30, 2014 5:25:53 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
The CX Series uses poor capacitors , get a decent power supply.


Yes, it does, but mine has worked great for the past 5 months. I will eventually upgrade, though. It is good for a starting PSU.
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June 30, 2014 5:26:42 PM

My mothers CX500 just died after 5 months.
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June 30, 2014 5:33:39 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
My mothers CX500 just died after 5 months.


That is odd, my friend has a CX600 that he has been using for 1 and a half years now and he is running strong, never had an issue with it.
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