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Is my PSU good for a 290?

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I have an Antec TruePower New TP-550 (the 750W version was reviewed by OW@JonnyGuru).
My current systems idles at 80W (measured with a kill-a-watt-like device).
During IBT (4GB load), it reaches 173W (the CPU power consumption reaches 80W), during Furmark 225W (23W for the CPU) and IBT+Furmark makes 302W.

As my 6850 consumes 125W per specs (and 223-23-80=122W), do you agree that I could run a 290?

I still have about 250W spare, that is, 375W for a GPU during an extreme load of IBT+Furmark.
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You could run two cards with no problems

If you dont overvolt them that is
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