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Very nice, I almost grabbed some 290x Lightnings off the marketplace here but have spent so much on PC lately, I settled on that MSI gaming 290x for $250. I'm hoping it will play well with my XFX DD 390 in crossfire. My 1250w Seasonic should be today so I'll know for sure soon. How are them Lightnings doing for you?
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Repped up, you are sir
I'm thinking of adding a third and also an FX 9590 so I'd like to buy one psu that can possibly feed those beasts and feed them well

Don't get the 9590, it will bottle neck BE GIMPED an cause a headache especially with three cards BENCHMARKS. Also for a PSU suggestion, the Evga Supernova G2's are excellent, they have a nice weight and I have never had any problems with the three that I own.

cuhrrected fuhr Ü sir.
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cuhrrected fuhr Ü sir.
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520W is enough for a R9 290X. Usually most of them have 8+6 pin. That means MAX 300W draw. I have no problems with a 280X wich should take already 250W easily at stock. I usually clock it at 1150 MHz . Never had a problem. Not even with a 3570K.

That said,damn. I should of have kept my 7950. I got it basically for free thanks to an RMA.Then i sold it and spent 70 bucks for this 280X. Wasn't a smart move. Trying to avoid doing something like that again,7950 to 7970 is like 10-15% more at max.

That means 7950 to 290X is like 35-45%. Meanwhile 7970 to 290X is like 25-30%. Oh well,i don't think i will buy anything better than a 290X performance wise even if i wait for Greenland.

I had a 290 tri-x with 1 8 pin and 1 6 pin, yet it would push up to 400w at times. ( i believe 6 pins can also transfer 150w perfectly fine, it just misses the grounding pins )

I currently have 1x 970 + my i7 870 oc'ed to 4ghz and both stressed consume up to 505w together. 970 is a lot more energy efficient then a 290 let alone a 290x which has even more hardware on it.

So 520gold rated if you plan on oc'ing for a 290x is way to short, specially when you push your psu to it's limits you will kill it way faster then when you are 100 or so under it. My 2x 290's killed my 1000w silver psu because i pushed them to it's limits.

I wouldn't go lower then a 650 for a single 290x, and even then a 750 would probably fair a lot more better with more headroom. For sli 1000w gold is absolutely the minimum when you plan on overclocking tho.
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Agree with the 1300 minimum for a 9590 with 3 Hawaii cards. However, there are differences beyond the 80+ ratings that should be noted. It's not just a difference in efficiency. The higher efficiency models also use higher quality components, better designed and better built circuitry as well which will prolong the life of the unit and give you more clean, stable power at all times. A number of the lower efficiency (80+ bronze or below) models use what is called a group regulation design for the 3.3, 5 and 12v rails which is something to stay FAR away from. So by sticking with at least gold rated units, you're pretty much guaranteed individual rail voltage regulation and better components overall. wink.gif

Good advice +rep again

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Very nice, I almost grabbed some 290x Lightnings off the marketplace here but have spent so much on PC lately, I settled on that MSI gaming 290x for $250. I'm hoping it will play well with my XFX DD 390 in crossfire. My 1250w Seasonic should be today so I'll know for sure soon. How are them Lightnings doing for you?

Still trying to get AB to work correctly I cant adjust any settings and its not reading gpu2 mem usage etc not too sure what to do
It looks like very few games it can't handle at 60fps 1080 max settings, crisis 3 being one of them

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cuhrrected fuhr Ü sir.

Huh I'm lost so u agree with him?
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Agree with the 1300 minimum for a 9590 with 3 Hawaii cards. However, there are differences beyond the 80+ ratings that should be noted. It's not just a difference in efficiency. The higher efficiency models also use higher quality components, better designed and better built circuitry as well which will prolong the life of the unit and give you more clean, stable power at all times. A number of the lower efficiency (80+ bronze or below) models use what is called a group regulation design for the 3.3, 5 and 12v rails which is something to stay FAR away from. So by sticking with at least gold rated units, you're pretty much guaranteed individual rail voltage regulation and better components overall. wink.gif

What he said ^

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No it isn't. Will it run? Yes, for the most part but it's not ideal and it will significantly shorten the life of that PSU. 290x's will pull more than 300w. Don't go by the 8 and 6 pin ratings. Many high-end GPUs exceed those ratings even at stock clocks. The power draw of these GPUs is constantly being regulated and can draw momentary spikes of over 400w. A lower capacity PSU will have a much more difficult time trying to deal with those high load spikes and that's what will kill it sooner.

The PSU is the most important part of a PC and should not be compromised. Do yourself a favor; if you're going to upgrade to a 290x, then sell your 520w unit and use that money to help pay for a good quality unit with at least 650w and gold rated. Save your self the extra costs and headaches later on when that 520w unit starts to fail and possibly takes out other components with it. wink.gif

It's your system, you can do what you want, but I speak from experience and from doing A LOT of research about PSU's and GPU power draw characteristics. I STRONGLY recommend you upgrade your PSU if you install a 290x.

 

I'm not disagreeing with you/anyone, or saying anyone should run a small PSU, just stating my experience.

 

I ran a fairly well OC'd 4790k and R9 290 on a Rosewill Capstone 450W gold for ~18 months without any issues at all; Capstone are a SuperFlower rebrand.  The same PSU has been through numerous system/GPU upgrades prior to fulfilling that duty; Z77, Z87, Z97, 3570, 3770, 4770, GT 640, HD7770, GTX 670, R9 270X. 

 

I never had any hiccups when running stress tests, benchmarks, BD rips, or games with that little PSU driving that hardware.  Both CPU and GPU were cooled with a single 120mm AIO; 2 pumps, a few fans, SSD, HDD, and ODD.

 

4790k runs at 4.7GHz ~1.28V with 1.5V 2133 RAM.  Stable in IBT and for countless BD rips. 

 

The 290 I benched up to +187mV and 1200+ core, but ran daily with +37mV @ 1075/1375. 

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80 plus gold means nothing. Nothing ! on voltage regulation.

http://www.overclock.net/t/711542/on-efficiency

That is from 2010...and yet just as relevant now. . .
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Don't get the 9590, it will bottle neck an cause a headache especially with three cards. Also for a PSU suggestion, the Evga Supernova G2's are excellent, they have a nice weight and I have never had any problems with the three that I own.
red1866 would disagree as would I but yeah the g2 it's good but not because of its weight but because it's a great oem rebrand I've heard great things about the lepa models too...
Red1776.

The lepa were top of the line. But now there is better psus I hope they soon release another that ages this well
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Or go straight for the 1600T2.

Why? coz want to be moar overkill than anyone else. tongue.gif

I have not tested my 3 reference 290s with the FX at 5.2 - 5.5 but I bet I will need my two Seasonic 1250s for the oooomph! biggrin.gif

Whoa there a $400+ PSU!!!! Thank you but I'll pass on that one

There is other ratings that is titanium. There is gold and plat. Which are a better value. You should look into the 2kw psu by SuperFlower ( its a Leadex)
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Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

80 plus gold means nothing. Nothing ! on voltage regulation.

http://www.overclock.net/t/711542/on-efficiency

That is from 2010...and yet just as relevant now. . .
Red1776.

The lepa were top of the line. But now there is better psus I hope they soon release another that ages this well
There is other ratings that is titanium. There is gold and plat. Which are a better value. You should look into the 2kw psu by SuperFlower ( its a Leadex)
wow I botched that one up...not sure how I got that number tbh...auto correct I guess lol
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