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would 650watts be enough for a i5 3570k non overclocked with a radeon 7950?
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  1. The 7950 recommends at least 500 watts so you should be fine.
  2. tna135 said:
    would 650watts be enough for a i5 3570k non overclocked with a radeon 7950?


    Hi - more than enough. realhardtechX suggests 500w.

    Tom
  3. Hi :)

    ANY decent make 500 will do, don't waste your money on higher....

    All the best Brett :)
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    For a system using a single Radeon HD 7950 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    There are non-reference design Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards on the market that require two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    There are also some cards with a boost BIOS that will require you to increase the PSU's maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating to 37 Amps or greater because of the increased power draw due to the higher clock speeds.
  5. yea i was on pcpartpicker and i could get a 700w for $20 cheaper then a 650watt thanks you pc part picker <3
  6. tna135 said:
    yea i was on pcpartpicker and i could get a 700w for $20 cheaper then a 650watt thanks you pc part picker <3


    Hi - what 700w brand & model, and what 650w brand & model?

    Those wattages don't mean a whole lot if either or both
    of thos PSU's are of poor quality.

    Tom
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