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Hey everyone,

I'm thinking of selling my HD7950 and getting a R9 290.
Now the "problem" is that my powersupply (Cooler Master Realpower M620) is about 7 or 8 years old..
Would it be "safe" to still use it for such a card or would be be a pretty wise choice to purchase a new one?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 43
as long as your not changing the cpu/motherboard out for something haswell your probably fine
post #3 of 43
No dont bother keeping in it was not great to begin with and when its that old its fine to replace it
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post #4 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gaguya View Post

as long as your not changing the cpu/motherboard out for something haswell your probably fine
Nah, I'm not upgrading the rest for now, probably when Intel releases it's new architecture.

Do you think I'll be able to still OC my 2500k and r9 290?
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

No dont bother keeping in it was not great to begin with and when its that old its fine to replace it
Any Recommendations?
And is it really necessary to upgrade it?
Edited by Sleazybigfoot - 5/4/14 at 7:24am
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post #5 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleazybigfoot View Post

Nah, I'm not upgrading the rest for now, probably when Intel releases it's new architecture.

Do you think I'll be able to still OC my 2500k and r9 290?

Dont keep your PSU just looked it up and the OEM on it is AcBel Polytech so throw it away ASAP
You dont want that turd in the same house as your new hardware its that bad
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post #6 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Dont keep your PSU just looked it up and the OEM on it is AcBel Polytech throw it away ASAP
You dont want that turd in the same house as your new hardware its that bad

Oh, is it really that bad?
Any recommendations? I'd like to try and keep it under 50/75 euro if possible. (Quick question, how much power is needed to run 2 r9 290's in crossfire? I might get another one soon after so I would've had to get a new PSU anyway), do you think it's possible to get a quality PSU for 75 euro that's capable of running 2 290's in crossfire (with OC headroom?)
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post #7 of 43
When you have 2 cards in crossfire, and doing some overclocking. You need to spend a decent amount in a PSU so you have quality power running your expensive equipment. since I am in the U.S I dont know what 75 euro is. But that said you probably need around 1000 watts to have some headroom with 2 high end video cards. Something like this..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034
Edited by InCoGnIt0 - 5/4/14 at 7:39am
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post #8 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleazybigfoot View Post

Oh, is it really that bad?
Any recommendations? I'd like to try and keep it under 50/75 euro if possible. (Quick question, how much power is needed to run 2 r9 290's in crossfire? I might get another one soon after so I would've had to get a new PSU anyway), do you think it's possible to get a quality PSU for 75 euro that's capable of running 2 290's in crossfire (with OC headroom?)

650 watts could do it if you keep everything at stock 750 watts if you want some room for OC
If you are really broke the Corsair CX750 is okey but XFX Core Edition is a little bit better, i say go for the Core Edition thats prettry cheap and its decent which your old PSU is not

A Cooler Master VSM or Seasonic G would be better but those are around 100 euros i think?
Quote:
Originally Posted by InCoGnIt0 View Post

When you have 2 cards in crossfire, and doing some overclocking. You need to spend a decent amount in a PSU so you have quality power running your expensive equipment. since I am in the U.S I dont know what 75 euro is. But that said you probably need around 1000 watts to have some headroom with 2 high end video cards.

He does not need 1000 watts unless its for 3 cards
Edited by shilka - 5/4/14 at 7:40am
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post #9 of 43
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I have the money, I just prefer to not spend too much money on hardware anymore.
I'll check out the XFX Core Edition
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleazybigfoot View Post

I have the money, I just prefer to not spend too much money on hardware anymore.
I'll check out the XFX Core Edition

The PSU is the most important part of your whole PC its the one area where you should NOT cheap out
Get a Seasonic G or Cooler Master VSM those are pretty good units that are not very expensive
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