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July 14, 2014 3:25:43 PM

Hello I have been planing on upgrading my pc's graphics card.I am currently running integrated graphics.The card I wish to upgrade to is a Sapphire Radeon Toxic R9 280X 3G GDDR5 PCI-E DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DUAL Mini DP (UEFI) Video Card Part # 11221-01-40G or a Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270X DUAL-X With Boost & OC Video Card - 4 GB GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 x16 - CrossFireX Ready - HDMI - DisplayPort - 2 x Dual-Link DVI (11217-04-20G) - 11217-04-20G will I be able to run it on a Thermaltake 500w power supply

My Current Rig

Cpu:Amd A10 7850k
Ram:8gb gskil tirdentx
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+
Harddrive:Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
ST1000DX001
Os:Windows 7
Power Supply:500 watt Thermaltake

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July 14, 2014 3:29:33 PM

A very good 550w from XFX or Saesonic would work,

I would recommend a 600w.
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July 14, 2014 3:31:09 PM

Coleman2247 said:
Hello I have been planing on upgrading my pc's graphics card.I am currently running integrated graphics.The card I wish to upgrade to is a Sapphire Radeon Toxic R9 280X 3G GDDR5 PCI-E DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DUAL Mini DP (UEFI) Video Card Part # 11221-01-40G or a Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270X DUAL-X With Boost & OC Video Card - 4 GB GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 x16 - CrossFireX Ready - HDMI - DisplayPort - 2 x Dual-Link DVI (11217-04-20G) - 11217-04-20G will I be able to run it on a Thermaltake 500w power supply

My Current Rig

Cpu:Amd A10 7850k
Ram:8gb gskil tirdentx
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+
Harddrive:Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
ST1000DX001
Os:Windows 7
Power Supply:500 watt Thermaltake


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You need a 650W with 280X
550W with 270X
the XFX 650W is 50 bucks so i would suggest getting that
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July 14, 2014 3:32:25 PM

TheMagicalWallaby said:
A very good 550w from XFX or Saesonic would work,

I would recommend a 600w.

Will a 500w thermaltake do it though because i really dont want to re wire my computer.Or will it work for the 270x atleast

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July 14, 2014 3:36:17 PM

Does anyone know a very powerfull card that will run with this power supply that will be able to run most games 60fps
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July 14, 2014 3:36:57 PM

Coleman2247 said:
TheMagicalWallaby said:
A very good 550w from XFX or Saesonic would work,

I would recommend a 600w.

Will a 500w thermaltake do it though because i really dont want to re wire my computer.Or will it work for the 270x atleast



Does your PSU have 24 amps on a 12v rail? If so, a 270x could work but would be pushing it. I would just get an XFX 600W PSU or the one that Blackbird linked below.

Also, unplugging cables and plugging them back in is worth it for getting a 280x over a 270x.
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July 14, 2014 3:37:54 PM

Coleman2247 said:
Does anyone know a very powerfull card that will run with this power supply that will be able to run most games 60fps

That can't happen with your PSU.
Go for the 270X but i would suggest getting a new PSU
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July 14, 2014 3:40:55 PM

i think it is a 12v rail how do i check ?
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July 14, 2014 3:41:54 PM

You don't want to run any decent card with that supply.
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July 14, 2014 3:42:20 PM

I would prefer to just get a 700w power supply any suggestions
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July 14, 2014 3:44:59 PM

The budget is not currently a issue
I would be willing to spend almost 530$ on this in total
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July 14, 2014 3:48:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Total: $76.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 14, 2014 3:48:55 PM

Thank you
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July 14, 2014 3:51:41 PM

It's the new B2 from EVGA made by SUPERFlower.
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