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Need some PSU help pertaining to a GPU.

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August 30, 2014 12:10:52 PM

So here's the issue; I want to plug in another R9 290 into my system but people seem to have mixed feelings with the whole PSU amount and all.

Here's my system (more or less) :http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qVVjRB

So my question is: Can i still rock this PSU with this new setup or will I have to buy a whole new one just to add this GPU? Most websites I use put me a bit under the 750 range so in theory i should be fine but many people say against it.

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August 30, 2014 12:19:27 PM

I would get a better power supply with higher wattage. The Corsair CX series is their low end series, and I wouldn't suggest putting it under stressful load.
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August 30, 2014 12:20:34 PM

Damn, I was hoping not to break the bank with this. Any recomendations?
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August 30, 2014 12:29:07 PM

Well my way of thinking is if I'm going to go 160 bucks why not got 20 more and future proof a bit?
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August 30, 2014 12:30:07 PM

Marco Lalvay said:
Well my way of thinking is if I'm going to go 160 bucks why not got 20 more and future proof a bit?


I like your style, man. I like your style. :D 
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August 30, 2014 12:30:57 PM

Even sli titans don't use more than 800w so 1000w will keep you going for a while
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August 30, 2014 12:37:50 PM

You could try if you already own the psu.
No damage should occur if there is insufficient power.
The R9 cards are somewhat power hungry.

Here is a chart that gives you some idea of what you need. For cf R9-290 it says 1000w.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

The corsair CX series are merely OK, and I might be concerned about overstressing them.
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