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February 26, 2013 5:12:32 PM

I need help to figure out if my psu can handle a 7950.

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Motherboard: Asrock z77 Extreme4

CPU: i-5 3570k ( overclocked to 4.2ghz)

Cpu Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo

Corsair Vengeance ddr3 1600mhz Ram

Radeon hd 6670 ( upgrading to 7950)

LG dvd burner

Seagate 500gb HDD

And a corsair cx500...

Can my PSU handle the 7950? Thanks for the help :) 

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February 26, 2013 5:54:12 PM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 7950 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater system 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.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The Corsair Builder Series CX500 (SKU# 75-001667 / CP-9020047), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7950 graphics card.
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February 26, 2013 6:45:37 PM

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