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Im not too sure if my current power supply will be able to handle the new AMD R9 290X. This is my build http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Tma5 with a PURE POWER L8 | 730W CM http://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/251. Will my power supply be able to handle with card with load on it?
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More than enough power, nothing to worry about wink.gif
    
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your psu with 660W (55A) on +12v rails can easily handle an overclocked r9 290x. thumb.gif
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you may be able to hand the power, but can you handle 95 degrees?
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Yes, this system is already built I just waned to know if the GPU was safe to be used on my PSU. I've only hit a maximum of 94 degrees with 40% fanspeed playing games on ultra settings.
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Yes, this system is already built I just waned to know if the GPU was safe to be used on my PSU. I've only hit a maximum of 94 degrees with 40% fanspeed playing games on ultra settings.

95c is fine according to AMD and they are backing their products with warranty. i would advise you to run the card at 70 - 75% fan speed if you want to avoid throttling. obviously the extra perf comes at a noise tradeoff. the R9 290X is throttled quite a bit in few games even at uber mode (55% fan speed)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/10/23/amd_radeon_r9_290x_video_card_review/13#.UmzStlP098E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhqOKKAq7o
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By changing the fan speeds in AMD overdrive will it void my warranty on the card?
By changing the fan speeds in AMD overdrive will it void my warranty on the card?
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By changing the fan speeds in AMD overdrive will it void my warranty on the card?
By changing the fan speeds in AMD overdrive will it void my warranty on the card?

not at all. why would you even think that way ? i think in terms of noise 70 - 75% would be max beyond which you would be disturbing others in your home. biggrin.gif
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