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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

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

    I would recommend a 600w.
  2. 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


    Thanks


    You need a 650W with 280X
    550W with 270X
    the XFX 650W is 50 bucks so i would suggest getting that
  3. 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
  4. Does anyone know a very powerfull card that will run with this power supply that will be able to run most games 60fps
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. You need a PSU upgrade.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $49.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  8. i think it is a 12v rail how do i check ?
  9. You don't want to run any decent card with that supply.
  10. I would prefer to just get a 700w power supply any suggestions
  11. If your on a budget get this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $44.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  12. The budget is not currently a issue
    I would be willing to spend almost 530$ on this in total
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $49.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  14. Coleman2247 said:
    The budget is not currently a issue
    I would be willing to spend almost 530$ on this in total


    Then get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbefx
    and an MSI 290
  15. Best answer
    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
  16. Thank you
  17. It's the new B2 from EVGA made by SUPERFlower.
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