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Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Power supply problem

Hi guys,
I am planning to buy a r9 280x Toxic. the main problem in facing is the power supply.
My current pc specs are -
Processor - AMD FX6100
GPU - MSI RADEON HD 6770 ( Gonna remove it when i upgrade)
RAM - 2x4gb evm & 1x8gb Corsair Vengence
Motherboard - Asus M5A97
HDD - 1x1TB & 1x2TB & (1x111GB laptop hdd) all WD
optical drive - samsung
Fans - 1x 140mm & 8 x 120mm LED
Cabinet - Cooler Master Storm Trooper.
PSU- VIP 600W

so, im confused.. on the official site, its written 750W is the requirement. on the forums its written, 620W is more than enough,
and in one forum i read that the full system will blow if i use 600W.

One more thing,
the gpu requires 2 x 8 pin connectors. I have two extra SMPS - one is - 280W VIP, other is (mini atx cabinet) 400W circle.
So, is it possible that i connect one 8 pin to my primary 600W psu and other 8 pin to one of the secondary psu????? If yes, then which of the secondary psu should i select??


Im really trying my best to avoid getting a new high powered psu. they are so expensive! (corsair RM1000)

THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS....!!!!! ;-)
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  1. whats your budget for a new psu also thats a terrible generic powersupply
  2. iceclock said:
    whats your budget for a new psu also thats a terrible generic powersupply



    Well, if i buy a new psu, i will go for a good one.. ( corsair RM100) its not easy to change a psu very often :-) so, might as well go for the best..
    But, if i buy it, i will have to buy the gpu after about 6-8 monts. due to the cost...
  3. well its best have a good powersupply than a dead pc whats ur max budget and country?
  4. iceclock said:
    well its best have a good powersupply than a dead pc whats ur max budget and country?



    my country is india.. and the buget for the psu is about 15000 INR
    im getting a deal of 12500 INR for corsair RM1000
  5. Best answer
  6. iceclock said:


    well, but in the same price, im getting 1000W !! then, why not go with that?
  7. as i said the rm series has alot of problems id stay away sir.

    even with 2x 280s u dont needmore than 850watts of quality powersupply energy
  8. iceclock said:
    as i said the rm series has alot of problems id stay away sir.

    even with 2x 280s u dont needmore than 850watts of quality powersupply energy



    alright, ... if i buy, ill go with seasonic..
    but, im really tryin to avoid buyin a new psu. can i use two psu's??
  9. no.
  10. iceclock said:
    no.



    hmm.. well.. thanks for ur time bro! :-)

    also, if in the future, i upgrade to... say..
    amd fx 9590, one more chip of 8 gigs ram, another hdd or ssd, corsair h100i, and a lcd screen,
    will this psu ( seasonic) be enough for all of it?
  11. yes sir.
  12. iceclock said:
    yes sir.



    okay thanks..
    and please dont call me sir.. feeling weird.. ;-)

    what do u think of seasonic 1050W? i mean if im shelling out so much, y not the best? or will the 850 W be more then sufficient?

    and, any idea about any new gpus comming in, within my buget.. of 25-30k in the next 6-8 months? ( better than 280x)
  13. by than prob get a 290 for the same price.

    ya 1050watter would be better if u can afford
  14. You only really need 550W-650W quality power supply for a single gpu pc build.
  15. he wants to upgrade to a dual 280xs setup so ya he needs more wattage]
  16. iceclock said:
    by than prob get a 290 for the same price.

    ya 1050watter would be better if u can afford



    Cool.. i never thought of the 290.. thanks..
    and i think ill go with seasonic 1050W.
    just a thought.. hows cooler master's SMPS? ( 1000 W )
  17. id stick with seasonic best in psu
  18. iceclock said:
    id stick with seasonic best in psu



    okay.. thanks..
  19. anytime sir
  20. iceclock said:
    he wants to upgrade to a dual 280xs setup so ya he needs more wattage]



    well.. i dont wana updrade to a dual 280xs..
    just a single one..
    see.. even suztera is sayin.. 550-650W will do... im confused again.!!
  21. Everything about the brands that iceclock said still applies but get a 650W psu.
  22. well u want to eventually dual run a card no than the 1050watt is best
  23. Suztera said:
    Everything about the brands that iceclock said still applies but get a 650W psu.


    i already have a 600W psu.. wont that work?

    see.. im upgrading my system slowly.. so, if i get a new gpu now, i will eventually upgrade the smps after 6-8months for the future upgrades.. so, the question is, first gpu, or first the psu??
  24. sarthak_agarwal93 said:
    Suztera said:
    Everything about the brands that iceclock said still applies but get a 650W psu.


    i already have a 600W psu.. wont that work?

    see.. im upgrading my system slowly.. so, if i get a new gpu now, i will eventually upgrade the smps after 6-8months for the future upgrades.. so, the question is, first gpu, or first the psu??


    Power supply first. You don't have a good quality 600W power supply.
  25. a 650watt seasonic would work for a single 280x setup
  26. Suztera said:
    sarthak_agarwal93 said:
    Suztera said:
    Everything about the brands that iceclock said still applies but get a 650W psu.


    i already have a 600W psu.. wont that work?

    see.. im upgrading my system slowly.. so, if i get a new gpu now, i will eventually upgrade the smps after 6-8months for the future upgrades.. so, the question is, first gpu, or first the psu??


    Power supply first. You don't have a good quality 600W power supply.


    okay.. thanks guys.. first, power supply done!
  27. cheers
  28. guys, is the seasonic 1050 gold better? or the 860 platinum? same price!!
  29. 1050
  30. iceclock said:
    1050



    okay.. 1050 gold.. done.. thanks..
  31. cheers
  32. Guys, what do u think,whats the life of the seasonic 1050 gold? Like, how many years will it go on for?
    I was thinkin 10 years or more..
  33. 7 years id say

    ur gonna prob wanna change a powersupply after 7 anyways
  34. iceclock said:
    7 years id say

    ur gonna prob wanna change a powersupply after 7 anyways



    okay.. thanks..
  35. anytime
  36. hey people...
    i braught the power supply u (forum discussions) told me to buy.. (seasonic 1050W gold)
    but, im having problems.. i have connected it correctly.
    when i try to turn on my system, it does not turn on. i switch the button on the back of the psu many times.. but still nothing. finally, i have to turn off the power from the mains and then after 2 mins i turn it back on.. then everything works fine.
    after i shutdown my pc, when i try to turn it back on, the same thing over and over again...
    It happens even when i try turning it back on after 2 minz or 2 hours of shuttingdown.
    please help!!

    Thanks in advance..
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