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psychokiller 47 months ago

Hey everybody, I was just wondering if my evga 500 watt psu could handle the new r9 280x without any overclocks.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr Full Build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/psychokiller/saved/2oQJ

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cars12345 1 point 47 months ago

It should, but could you please post your whole build to be sure?

I haven't heard much about that EVGA line of PSUs. It seems to be fairly new. I can't find out if it is made by Superflower (good) or HEC (not so good).

swagnuggets123 1 point 47 months ago

full build link? maximum power consumption of an r9 280x is 298 watts http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_Cu_II_TOP/24.html

psychokiller submitter 1 point 47 months ago
swagnuggets123 1 point 47 months ago

Do you already own the psu? It could run it. But i dont reccomend it. Its not a good idea.

psychokiller submitter 1 point 47 months ago

Yes sadly i thought it was a good deal, but turned out to be a rip off. I should not have bought it at all. I may be able to rma it back to ncix.

swagnuggets123 1 point 47 months ago

Its a good psu. From what ive heard.

John_gomez 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

600W for most systems with a single gpu... unless its the power sucking 7990. Also, stated by swagnuggets123, include a build link.

elvenson 4 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

500 is way too low for reliability on a 280x...some of the 280x cards recommend minimum of 750w or 1000w crossfire, the lower spec ones ask for a 500w sigle card or 750w crossfired. NEVER plan on running on the line of a minimum requierement with a psu... you will kill something... if you use a lower spec 280x, dont go below 600w absolute minimum (if theres even a chance youll crossfire or over clock later, you better just spend a few extra bucks now instead of needing to buy a whole new one later when you upgrade or fry something)

go with a 750w - 850w to be safe

SprouseyBear 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Go with a 650, but if you plan to crossfire it i would go 750. Thats what i plan to do witht the same card.

kark9 1 point 47 months ago

i would either get a better psu at same wattage or get one with more capacity.


Mr_Sloth 0 points 47 months ago

Its a bronze rated PSU, so its enough to power a 280x.