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Will the Corsair GS700 PSU 80+ Bronze provide enough power for this build?

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September 1, 2014 6:24:24 AM


I am in the process of building a new PC and am wondering whether the Corsair GS700 will provide enough power for:

i5 4690k
16gb (4x4gb) 1600MHz Corsair XMS3
1x SSD
1x HDD
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB Tri-X OC

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September 1, 2014 6:29:58 AM

To answer the question, it is more tha enough in fact a 650W is perfect. But if you plan to Crossfire the 290 then to future proof it get a 800W-850W PSU.

Yours is a tier 2 class A and is good however take a look at the PSU tier list to assist you to buy one.
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September 1, 2014 6:32:42 AM

A system with a R9 290X is recommended to have 650W with 33A on the +12v rail and two PCI-e connectors
The GS700 comes with 700W and 58A on the +12v rail and two PCI-e connectors.

It is a tier 2 class A PSU on tom's tiered power supply list
Tier two class A - Excellent quality units, if not, as good as the Tier one class of units. For people who have a limited budget, but still want a reliable unit for the price

Hardware Secrets gave it their golden award.

September 1, 2014 6:47:16 AM

Enough but if you gonna double the video card. you have to upgrade to 850 or more.