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What power supply can handle 2x r9 280x

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August 3, 2014 8:46:26 AM

Hi me and my brother are buying whole builds and we both are going to buy an r9 280x (each one) , so i wonder what power supply could handle them with some overclocking headroom , becouse he will later on upgrade his gpu so i wana be ok when that happens.

Sorry for my English it's not my native lang.

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August 3, 2014 9:58:43 AM

Sorry I'm confused, are you looking for a PSU that can handle a single 280X with plenty of overclocking headroom, or a PSU to power 2 280X's at once?
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August 3, 2014 10:29:07 AM

850 Watts will cover it with no overclocking , this is the best on the market.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:28 EDT-0400


If your into overclocking go to 1000w for headroom.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.81 @ Newegg)
Total: $156.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:29 EDT-0400

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August 3, 2014 10:36:42 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
850 Watts will cover it with no overclocking , this is the best on the market.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:28 EDT-0400


If your into overclocking go to 1000w for headroom.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.81 @ Newegg)
Total: $156.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:29 EDT-0400



For 2 280X's in one build, yes that is the best option. :) 
I can't tell if he is going to be using 2 or 1 card/s for each build.
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August 3, 2014 10:43:48 AM

If you are only going to buy 1 card each go with :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:42 EDT-0400


Or a high quality non modular SEASONIC unit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $54.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 13:45 EDT-0400
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August 3, 2014 10:44:53 AM

The exact PSUs I was going to suggest for each situation. Nice. :D 
I've learned a lot from you already, Blackbird. Thank you. :) 
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August 3, 2014 11:01:58 AM

its better if u buy a 850 - 1000 watt psu u are saying that your brother will upgrade the gpu sooner at that time u can crossfire that gpu in your system ;) 
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August 3, 2014 11:42:00 AM

ah sory i wanted to say i want to be more future prof when my brother gives me his gpu so i can crosfire it with mine :) 
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August 3, 2014 11:44:32 AM

yup i thought so....then its best to go for a 1000 watt psu ....
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August 3, 2014 11:55:29 AM
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August 3, 2014 11:58:23 AM

my pick was the evga also :)  thx all
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August 3, 2014 11:59:31 AM

happy to help :) 
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