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Looking for a new graphics card

RoeRoe Farming Greater RiftsRegistered User regular
Making a new PC, but I made a mistake and bought a 620 watt PSU. Everything else is top of the line.

The graphics card I wanted to use requires a 750 watt PSU.

Are there any cards as powerful with a PSU requirement under 620w?

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Moving this to the Tech Tavern.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    In the Q&A tab on the linked page people are saying they are running it fine with 650 watt psu. I'd go so far as saying a good quality 500 watt psu would do the job assuming no other crazy power hungry things going on.

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  • RoeRoe Farming Greater Rifts Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    I just did some research. Nvidia are the ones with low watt usage cards, and Ati sucks power like crazy.

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    You might have that backwards? I am running two r9 290xs on crossfire mode on a 760 and things work just fine. I don't think NVifia cards are huge power hogs though either. People generally buy too much power supply. The advantage I suppose is that even as your PSU agree it will 've able to supply adequate power to the mobo

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Graphics card power supply requirements are horseshit.

    For instance, that card can draw at absolute physical maximum, 300 watts in total.

    A gold-rated or higher 450 watt PSU should drive it easily. 550 watts if you have a real beastly processor like a socket 2011 6 core.

  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    Graphics card power supply requirements are horseshit.

    For instance, that card can draw at absolute physical maximum, 300 watts in total.

    A gold-rated or higher 450 watt PSU should drive it easily. 550 watts if you have a real beastly processor like a socket 2011 6 core.

    What card? The r9? You are correct, but I have two of them.

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  • RoeRoe Farming Greater Rifts Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    I'm going to be using an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core.

    This is my power supply.

    This is the graphics card I want to use.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    At 125w, that CPU is definitely a power hog, but you won't have any problems at all pairing it with that graphics card on that PSU.

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