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post #21 of 27
my e8300 @ 3.8 bottlenecks just a 5850 on CSGO so I cant see why you would want to pair a core2duo with a 280x!
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by soulwrath View Post

!?!?! 750W PSU for 1 280x ????... thats crazy o.o i would assume at most a 620W like seasonic with some overclock but.... not 750 for a single card

Oops grabbed the wrong specs.... sorry for the miss info
 
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Remember Havv you said you got some cash, and its blackfriday -> cyber monday. You should upgrade your system right now if you have the $$$ to do so, 8320 $129 + 970 mobo from either ASUS, ASROCK, GIGABYTE (99.99) ( MSI tend to have weaker VRMs and in some cases their bios will not let you tweak the LLC). your 3rd item would be Ram sticks. Gskill Sniper (52.99 2x4 gigs clocked @ 1866 mhz) 4th item would be a new PSU you can get either XFX, Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, CM of 620-650 W for about $60 with mail - in rebates. heres an idea

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bgJ9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bgJ9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bgJ9/benchmarks/

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(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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g'luck and have fun
post #24 of 27
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Thanks for the bottleneck concerns, however this is not an issue.

I hope the PSU wont let me down.

@loud681 you are right, on the box of 280x it sais 750w for non crossfire.
post #25 of 27
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Ok new MSI mobo is fitted. Everything works great. Didn't even have to reinstall windows, as WIN8 updated the system settings automatically at 1st start.

Card works great.
post #26 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havv View Post

I got 2 PSU's.
one is 500w, 17A
the other is 520w , 19A (currently installed) Coolermaster real power M520
they both do black screen.

These PSUs were always garbage, but are especially ill suited to modern systems that have much higher comparative loads on the +12v rail.

A modern, quality 500w unit will have over 35A (combined) on the +12v rail. Also, a good 500w is easily sufficient for most systems and a single 280x.

Chances are that the PSU is holding you back more than the board.
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post #27 of 27
These websites are regularly updated and are about PSU requirements in combination with specific GPU's

For 280X:
This website recommends at least a 550W with minimum 30 A on the 12V rail(s):
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/printer/power-requirements-for-graphics-cards

This website recommends a 600W PSU
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


750W is too much for a single 280X!
Edited by TiezZ BE - 11/30/13 at 4:51pm
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