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Is the Xigmatek 600W a suitable PSU to run the Radeon 7970 3GB?

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February 3, 2013 9:59:13 AM

Hello, I currently own a Xigmatek 600W PSU and am wanting to upgrade my graphics card to the Radeon 7970 3GB. On the AMD website, under PC specifications, it states I will require a '500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended'. I have looked all over the web to find out whether my current PSU does have the requirements, but have been unable to find out. Even from the Xigmatek website itself! I was hoping someone could give me an aswer here.
February 3, 2013 11:47:40 AM

The model number is the NRP-VC603 - and it does have an 8 pin connector of some sort, but other than that I don't really know anything about PSUs.
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February 3, 2013 5:33:12 PM

From what I can get off of the website, the PSU does have an 8 Pin and a 6 Pin PCI-E connector. This means that, coupled with the given rail specifications, it will be able to run your Graphics Card.
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February 3, 2013 6:39:06 PM

tehwillmeister said:
The model number is the NRP-VC603 - and it does have an 8 pin connector of some sort, but other than that I don't really know anything about PSUs.


Hi - you need 1 6pin and 1 8pin pci-e connectors to run a 7970,
you, the Publ specs(watts and +12v amps) for that PSU are sufficient
for a system with one 7970.

I could not find a quality review (jonnyguru, hardware secrest, hardocp)
of it tho. If you already own it, then pick up a molex to pci-e adapter
to completer the req 2 pci-e adapters.

If you don't own it already, I suggest you look for a known to be
good quality PSU of 550w or greater and min 30a ont the +12v rail(s).

Quality brands = Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling,
Rosewill Capstone series, most Corsair's, and some others.

Tom
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