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Will my PSU be able to handle a single r9-290x? I know it isn't the best but I wanted to know if its good enough for a i7-4770k at 4.4 ghz and a OC r9-290x.


Can't speak on the QL of your unit but 750w is more than enough for single gpu.

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Hey all. I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a dual CF setup. Will my AX860 PSU work well for 2 x R9 290's + i5 4670K with mild OC? I don't want a "sufficient" PSU that I always have to worry if I'm pulling too many W. I'd rather trade up now and have peace of mind.

Next question, of course, is what do I get if the AX860 will be too close for comfort with the setup above?

Thanks.


Your psu is generally on the low side but depending on your overclocks(mild) you can skate by especially given your cpu. With mild overclocks and your system running full tilt, you will probably dip into your psus unlisted reserves. Your psu is sufficient not overkill. If you want to not have lingering doubts, a psu around 1000w and up cover that.
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Your psu is generally on the low side but depending on your overclocks(mild) you can skate by especially given your cpu. With mild overclocks and your system running full tilt, you will probably dip into your psus unlisted reserves. Your psu is sufficient not overkill. If you want to not have lingering doubts, a psu around 1000w and up cover that.

Thanks for the info. Not what I was hoping to hear, but glad I found out sooner than later. Isn't it generally bad to run a PSU above a certain percentage for long periods of time (read "mining")?

Now what about tri-fire...1200 or 1500?
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Your psu is generally on the low side but depending on your overclocks(mild) you can skate by especially given your cpu. With mild overclocks and your system running full tilt, you will probably dip into your psus unlisted reserves. Your psu is sufficient not overkill. If you want to not have lingering doubts, a psu around 1000w and up cover that.

Thanks for the info. Not what I was hoping to hear, but glad I found out sooner than later. Isn't it generally bad to run a PSU above a certain percentage for long periods of time (read "mining")?

Now what about tri-fire...1200 or 1500?


Yea it is generally bad to run a psu at peak 24/7, but then again it is generally bad to run anything not intended for serious duty, 24/7.

Moving up to trifire you will want something in the 1300w range and up, depending on your cpu draw and loop size. If the latter two are bigger you'll want to compensate.
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Thanks for the info. Not what I was hoping to hear, but glad I found out sooner than later. Isn't it generally bad to run a PSU above a certain percentage for long periods of time (read "mining")?

Now what about tri-fire...1200 or 1500?

Heavy clocks = 1500w

Mild clocks = 1200w (just)

i'd rather make sure and run the 1500w

Tsm106 would know best though smile.gif
 
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^^It's a not a bad idea to just jump right to 1500w ish hehe. biggrin.gif




**The cost difference from 1300w to 1500w is like 80 bucks, but the cost from buying a 1300w and then realizing you need 1500w... it's a lot more expensive than 80 bucks and it bruises your woulda shoulda coulda 20/20 hindsight...
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HN9w

it's in the OP on reddit.
Nononono I was wondering where it was in the case. I shouldn't have been lazy, all I had to do was look where the cables led to. Never seen a PSU mounted in the front like that, plus it was covered up. Anyways too neat a case to comprehend hehe.
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^^It's a not a bad idea to just jump right to 1500w ish hehe. biggrin.gif




**The cost difference from 1300w to 1500w is like 80 bucks, but the cost from buying a 1300w and then realizing you need 1500w... it's a lot more expensive than 80 bucks and it bruises your woulda shoulda coulda 20/20 hindsight...

Thanks for all the great responses tsm and Bilko. I'm sort of thinking along these lines now. Why stop at 1200 when I might need more down the road? I thought 860 was more than enough a mere 4 months ago...

Any tips on good places to sell slightly used PSU's and graphics cards? biggrin.gif If I don't sell my current stuff soon after tying up money in new stuff, my wife is going to expect purses! lachen.gif
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Heavy clocks = 1500w

Mild clocks = 1200w (just)

i'd rather make sure and run the 1500w

Tsm106 would know best though smile.gif

I can run trifire at 1135 and 1375 with my power supply.
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I can run trifire at 1135 and 1375 with my power supply.

What wattage are you pulling like that?
 
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What wattage are you pulling like that?

who knows, lol. Probably close enough to not do it, so I normally run at stock. I'd also recommend more than a 1200 watt for tri or quad, to be safe.
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