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What psu for a 7950?

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February 16, 2013 12:50:38 PM

im doing a new build with either a 7870 or a 7950 depending on how much i can get so i want the psu to be able to run the 7950. Would the xfx 550w be enough for my system? If not what should i get? i dont really want to spend more then £50-£55 ($75-$85) on the psi.

i will be getting either a 3470 or a 3570k depending on weather i want to overclock or not.
i will not be doing crossfire if i want to upgrade in the future i will just upgrade the card. Because im not doing crossfire is it worth getting an m-atx board?

thanks for any replies.

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February 16, 2013 1:27:13 PM

thanks. do you think since im not going to do crossfire/sli that its worth saving some money and getting an m-atx board?
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February 16, 2013 1:48:39 PM

I agree, the XFX 550 is a good power supply.

If you don't need the extra PCIe slots, microATX will work just fine.
February 16, 2013 1:57:01 PM

ok thanks for the advice i think im going to get a 3470 and a 7950 with the xfx 550w :) 
February 16, 2013 2:05:42 PM

It is up to you. I shop for motherboards based on features and cost.
February 16, 2013 2:10:27 PM

i think im gona get an MSI Z77A-G45 instead of an m-atx
February 16, 2013 2:22:06 PM

As said above you can save a few bucks if you get an H77 motherboards. If you aren't planning to overclock it should suit you just fine. H77 DOES support SRT. see the wiki page below for the main features of each chipset.
February 16, 2013 2:26:30 PM

Oops, my bad. Apparently it does. It's Z75 that doesn't support it. Thanks jay2tall :) 
February 16, 2013 3:52:50 PM

thanks guy i should have mentioned that im probs gona get a 3570k thats why i was getting the msi board if i overclock my cpu will the psu still be fine?
February 17, 2013 12:58:50 AM

Yes. that PSU should be just fine. It is of the higher end 550W PSU. Really the only ones that would be better are a gold certified 550W from Seasonic or someone else.