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It's better than Cooler Master?

No. About the fan, its highest class on the market right now.
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I'm from EU, but it's not practically sold in my country.
It's better than Cooler Master?
Ok, so with 700W I will be safe with good reserve?

In some areas the Leadex is better then the V
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Do I need to use TIM with thermal pads? I'm gonna be using FujiPoly Extreme Ultra, so any TIM won't be as thermally conductive as those pads.
I use Shin-ESTU x23 7783D on Core & VRMs/VRAMs and its some of the best TIM while also being non-conductive
 
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No overkill.

Unless you are planning to use the PT3 (or some other modded BIOS), 700W is plenty for a single card. I've yet to see more than 450W from the wall and I've run mine as high as +200mV with Trixx.
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Well we are talking about extreme runs here, but good to know thanks thumb.gif
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Well we are talking about extreme runs here, but good to know thanks thumb.gif

Why go off on tangents and confuse everyone? The original question was whether 700W would be enough for a single card, which it is. I don't know why people always run down the "absolute max" rabbit hole when the only people who intend to do something like that know full well what the requirements and power consumption are.
Edited by Forceman - 1/4/14 at 12:17pm
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700W is like + 100W then needed, for me running the psu around 80 - 85% of its full power is not overkill. Don't know about you, i like my psu's to be 70-80% loaded most of the times when i bench or game/oc not close to the limit, and if we add efficiency into account its better to have some room left.

Also, i had no idea how the original poster will run his 290X, maybe he will run 1.4v who knows...if not 700W is more then enough.
Edited by psyside - 1/4/14 at 12:21pm
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700W is like + 100W then needed, for me running the psu around 80 - 85% of its full power is not overkill. Don't know about you, i like my psu's to be 70-80% loaded most of the times when i bench or game/oc not close to the limit, and if we add efficiency into account its better to have some room left.

Also, i had no idea how the original poster will run his 290X, maybe he will run 1.4v who knows...if not 700W is more then enough.

Why though? You're idea of an "overload" psu is weird. A psu rated for 700 watts supplying 600 watts only differs from a psu rated for 800 watts pulling 600 watts by lower power bills. If I had a system that pulled 1000 watts, I would buy a 1000 watt psu personally... It makes no difference as long as you purchase a quality psu.
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Originally Posted by psyside View Post

700W is like + 100W then needed, for me running the psu around 80 - 85% of its full power is not overkill. Don't know about you, i like my psu's to be 70-80% loaded most of the times when i bench or game/oc not close to the limit, and if we add efficiency into account its better to have some room left.

Also, i had no idea how the original poster will run his 290X, maybe he will run 1.4v who knows...if not 700W is more then enough.
I like to have also some reserve.
I will be overclocking it probably.
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Why though? You're idea of an "overload" psu is weird. A psu rated for 700 watts supplying 600 watts only differs from a psu rated for 800 watts pulling 600 watts by lower power bills. If I had a system that pulled 1000 watts, I would buy a 1000 watt psu personally... It makes no difference as long as you purchase a quality psu.

It's practically the same, only efficiency will be probabky worse.
From 50-60% it's the best and then about 75% it falls down relatively much.
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Why though? You're idea of an "overload" psu is weird. A psu rated for 700 watts supplying 600 watts only differs from a psu rated for 800 watts pulling 600 watts by lower power bills. If I had a system that pulled 1000 watts, I would buy a 1000 watt psu personally... It makes no difference as long as you purchase a quality psu.

I know, and i know you are right, but generally i like to have some headroom, i feel better when i know my psu run with a bit more spare thumb.gif
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