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July 10, 2014 5:07:56 AM

Here is the current setup I plan on getting.

i5 4670k
Gigabyte Z97X SLI
8gb Ram
AMD R9 270 2gb

I was wondering if this power supply would be enough http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-ATX...

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July 10, 2014 5:15:31 AM

The wattage on the PSU is a little overkill - you might be better off getting a lower wattage like 600 and a higher model like the GS series.
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July 10, 2014 5:20:25 AM

I looked on tiger direct, amazon, and newegg and the GS 600 are out of stock. My budget for a psu is $80-$85. Any other options?
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July 10, 2014 5:35:43 AM
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July 10, 2014 5:37:47 AM

Don't get a CX series, they have cheap capacitors and don't handle heat well.
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July 10, 2014 5:39:26 AM

Will any of those be enough for a R9 270? It says a minimum of 500w is required.
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July 10, 2014 5:47:27 AM

Well since they are all 600w or greater, yes they will. But in any case, the PSU wattages that get listed aren't entirely accurate because PSU's vary greatly in quality. A high quality 450w would power your rig fine, but the GPU companies have to cover their asses when people buy POS PSUs and complain it won't power their GPU, so the 'required' wattage is often much higher than what is truly needed.
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