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Will a 650W PSU cut it?

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If i am to upgrade my GPU to 4870X2 or GTX280?
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It might be cutting it a little close with your Q6600. I would get a 800Watt
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It would probably work for a bit, but I'd recommend a 750W at least. You don't wanna risk having it brown out while you're playing a game. you're at a graphic intensive part, and you don't get to save.

So better safe than sorry xD
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Bloodfire View Post
It would probably work for a bit, but I'd recommend a 750W at least. You don't wanna risk having it brown out while you're playing a game. you're at a graphic intensive part, and you don't get to save.

So better safe than sorry xD
2nd.

Heres a review. Check out the power consumption on these babies.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-21.html

Id get a 750 or higher if i were you.
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Yes 650 watt would work with a single X2.
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post #6 of 9
4870x2 is around 320w and GTX280 is 230w. The real power series PSU is a solid psu so technically, it should be able to handle either one.
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that PSU is fine for a single X2
    
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You'll be fine imho.
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post #9 of 9
I'd say go 750 W it will just give you that extra confidence in your rig. And it will leave some room for any other upgrades/overclocks.

*off topic* congrats DUNC4N for your coming 1000 post count.
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