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I have the Corsair 550VX and all the other junk in my sig rig. Will I able able to power a 6970 (maybe overclock it) or should I consider buying a new power supply?
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It's plenty.
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^ What he said.
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Originally Posted by nickkay View Post
I have the Corsair 550VX and all the other junk in my sig rig. Will I able able to power a 6970 (maybe overclock it) or should I consider buying a new power supply?
yeah man corsair is made by Seasonic (Best of the Best man) ull be fine with overclocking or anything but if its hittin the 3-4 Year mark u might want to look into a new PSU soon I know Newegg has the Corsair TX650W for 89.99 Not to shabby imo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9005&Tpk=TX650

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Having the PSU for 3-4 years doesn't change anything. The VX550 is a CWT, not a Seasonic.
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yup. more then enough even for a few yrs of hard usage.
     
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Yea it'll run it just fine. I've had that same PSU for a couple of years now, it's a beast.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDGamer101 View Post
yeah man corsair is made by Seasonic (Best of the Best man) ull be fine with overclocking or anything but if its hittin the 3-4 Year mark u might want to look into a new PSU soon I know Newegg has the Corsair TX650W for 89.99 Not to shabby imo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9005&Tpk=TX650

Hope this helps
Only a minority of current Corsair units are actually made by SeaSonic, most (including the VX550) are made by Channel Well Tech.
Also for $89.99 you can get much better PSUs than the Corsair TX650.

But as has been said, the VX550 will run that setup just fine with a 6970.
post #9 of 10
As others said, 6970 is a 250w GPU, 550vx can pull 41a on 12v so it should be fine for now.
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
Having the PSU for 3-4 years doesn't change anything. The VX550 is a CWT, not a Seasonic.
+1, A lot of Corsair PSUs are channel Well tech. Regardless Corsair PSUs are very good quality and I've had my HX620 for a long time has always been reliable.
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