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November 27, 2012 1:21:40 PM

Hey I got this GPU and two power supplies for my rig, and I'm wondering if the GPU will fry my PSU and possibly my whole system. I have these two PSU's: which one should I use?

My Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory


GPU:
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card

Two PSU's:
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
And
Thermaltake TR2 600W (heard it's crap)

Which PSU should I use to make sure GPU works?

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a b ) Power supply
November 27, 2012 1:53:03 PM

7870 need 160W w/o OC.

So better find a 550/650 W Psu so u can CF later than that Cx 430 V2.

I suggest Xfx 650 W Pro Core or Tx 650 V2 that is on sale on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&m...

The Xfx 650W is made by seasonic.

Also the Tx 650 V2 is made by seasonic so you cant go wrong.

77W Cpu W/o OC
160W Gpu W/o OC
15W Hdd
25W Dvd
16W Ram

=300 W lets say you want to CF =560W W/o OC. Add 40 W and here we come to 600 W.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-650-W-Co...

The Xfx 650W deliverd 720W on the 12V rail so its way enough.

Good Luck !

Edit : If you already have those 2 PSU use the Cx 430 V2.It will power your system way better than that crappy TR2.
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a b ) Power supply
November 27, 2012 2:12:36 PM

For a single 7870, an XFX/Corsair/Seasonic 650W PSU is overkill. A mere Antec 520W or thereabouts will be plenty.
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November 27, 2012 2:14:21 PM

I think i'ma get a corsair 650w or 600w

thanks though guys
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November 27, 2012 2:14:44 PM

Best answer selected by ilumunus.
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