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In some weeks i will buy a graphics card, and this may be my choice: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB http://www.komplett.no/gigabyte-radeon-r9-290-4gb-gddr5/801845 (This is a Norwegian page)

My only concern is that my XFX ProSeries Core Edition 650W PSU wont be enough, this is my PSU: http://www.komplett.no/xfx-proseries-core-edition-650w-psu/657686¨

If you know anything about this please reply thumb.gif


I might buy the non-refrence model but it's $81 more and i get BF4 biggrin.gif... http://www.komplett.no/gigabyte-radeon-r9-290-4gb-gddr5/805252#!tab:extra

(this is not final so i may change my mind)
Edited by Kevin1995 - 1/12/14 at 3:50am
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Yeah this is enough to power a R9 290
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i have a crappy 700W (cougar) that powers my 290 oc'ed to 1320/1620 in benches and my i7 SB @4.9. i game with the gpu at stock and the i7 @ 4.5.

i'll wait what Shllka has to say about that xfx. he'll see this thread soon enuf but i think that psu is good.
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Originally Posted by M2NSLI View Post

Yeah this is enough to power a R9 290

I may upgrade the PSU (i know a guy that needs 650w PSU) to a 850w in the same brand, because i feel like the 290 is going to be on a "edge"
and this will only cost me about $35.

I may do some overclocking too.
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I may upgrade the PSU (i know a guy that needs 650w PSU) to a 850w in the same brand, because i feel like the 290 is going to be on a "edge"
and this will only cost me about $35.

I may do some overclocking too.

 

sound like a good deal got a link to mr 850w power suppy for us

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Originally Posted by davcc22 View Post

sound like a good deal got a link to mr 850w power suppy for us

i will buy one of these http://www.komplett.no/xfx-proseries-core-edition-850w-psu/657688#!tab:extra or http://www.komplett.no/xfx-proseries-xxx-edition-850w-psu/760109
post #8 of 11
650 watts is more then enough as long as you dont have two cards or overvolt

If you are going to have two cards then get this PSU
http://www.komplett.no/cooler-master-v750s-750w-psu/798476
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650 watts is more then enough as long as you dont have two cards or overvolt

If you are going to have two cards then get this PSU
http://www.komplett.no/cooler-master-v750s-750w-psu/798476

Im not going to go SLI or crossfire id rather buy a 780ti or 290x.
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Im not going to go SLI or crossfire id rather buy a 780ti or 290x.

Unless you are going to overvolt all you need is a 550 watts
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