Originally Posted by fat4l
520w psu? What would anyone want to put himself into situation where you can get psu wattage limited?
You always want to have some space + if you start overclocking then 520w is not gonna be enough. Also psu doesn't like be at it limits...
750w is a good standard for these cards. 650w would do the trick as well...
Like said and confirmed by reviews,520w is plenty for a single GPU build with Intel. No one forces you to overclock,and i prefer to keep the extra cash instead of using it to buy something that i don't need.
Originally Posted by MEC-777
Reviews don't tell the whole story and the equipment they use is not sensitive enough to pick up on the power draw spikes from modern high-end GPUs, especially Hawaii cards. 520w is not plenty. You will be running very close to that PSUs max output which will kill it (and or other components in your system) sooner than later. Trust me, I have been there and I have had two GPUs killed by an inadequate PSU (7950 and a 290). It's not a road you want to go down. There are a number of us here who have owned and run 290/x's for some time, telling you 520w is not enough. Not for the long term.
Heed our warnings or do what you want. It's your system and your money.
Here's a really good article you should read in it's entirety: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-power-supply-balance,3979.html
Heh. Looks like you had very bad luck.
Im sorry,but i prefer to trust reviews done by professionals,rather than hearsay. "Equipment they use is not sensitive enough to pick up on the power draw spikes from modern high-end GPUs". Yeah...
I had a 7870,7950 and now a 280X. Always on the Seasonic SII12 520W platform. Never had a problem. That's 3 years already so i guess that "sooner or later" is more like "very very later"
You're making quite a lot of unfounded statements.Edited by GoLDii3 - 10/29/15 at 6:24am