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Can the PSU handle my build?

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  1. With a 290, I would suggest a 600-650w, as it can see system draw over 450w at its peak. Will just give the PSU better longevity and breathing room lol
  2. yes that be fine.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($73.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1070.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    id go with a stronger one tho for upgrades and crossfire 290s
  3. I wouldn't Crossfire a pair of 290s on 850w, that's pushing it close. The 290 and 290x can draw a lot of power at peak loads. 1000w is the general recommendation for CPU/GPU overclocking on a pair of 290s.

    Further to the 290 Crossfire recommendation, you'll want a much better board for that. The PC Mate only has 1 x16 PCIe 3.0 slot, the other is a 2.0 running at x4, which will hinder the 290 pretty severely.
  4. BleedingEdgeTek said:
    I wouldn't Crossfire a pair of 290s on 850w, that's pushing it close. The 290 and 290x can draw a lot of power at peak loads. 1000w is the general recommendation for CPU/GPU overclocking on a pair of 290s.

    Further to the 290 Crossfire recommendation, you'll want a much better board for that. The PC Mate only has 1 x16 PCIe 3.0 slot, the other is a 2.0 running at x4, which will hinder the 290 pretty severely.


    I, however, have absolutely no intention using two 290s. That being said, do you still think the 550w PSU would be sufficient?
  5. Sufficient? Yes. Ideal? Not really, but will work just fine. I would personally spring for the 650w version if it's not too much more, but it will run on the 550w alright.
  6. 850 is fine
  7. Can any of you guys recommend me a PSU that would best fit my build?
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $64.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    You picked an excellent PSU, you just need a different excellent PSU, with a little more breathing space.
  9. Would it be wise to get a 650w or 750w version of the same product line? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=bbtst81-20
  10. the 750watt xfx is quite fine sir
  11. Neocyte said:
    Would it be wise to get a 650w or 750w version of the same product line? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=bbtst81-20


    Those would serve you fine as well. Those XFXs (and the Antec HCG I posted) are made by Seasonic.
  12. Best answer
    650w is plenty, 750w is fine, but I wouldn't pay more for it with a single 290 build. If it's the same price or cheaper, won't hurt you :)
  13. Thanks guys! I decided to choose the 750w PSU because it was only ~15$ more expensive than the 650w. Hope this will also allow room for OC'ing!
  14. alrighty cheers
  15. That will allow plenty of room for overclocking and longevity lol It'll be a long time until you need to upgrade your power supply.
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