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Old 12-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Is it enough?

System details are in my sig. I have a 7970 on the way to replace my 460. Given the existing devices in the system, should I still be ok with this power supply? I think so, but you guys might have some more insight in case I am mistaken.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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Yes it will be fine.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Should be plenty. Single GPU systems won't go over 400 watts in total system power consumption.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks for confirming this. Hopefully will have it tomorrow, yay!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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plenty you have a 650 watt psu, most modern graphics cards are well over-emphasized, in other words they hardly use half what the manufacturer recommends you will be fine providing you don't add other card or crossfire as this adds quite a bit to power consumption.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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Should be good.

Running the setup in my sig with 2 X 7970 OCed to GHZ speeds,CPU Oced to 4.7Ghz @1.295V and a 3rd GT 650 as a Physx and encoding card and I average about 720 Watts so you should be more than fine with your PSU provided you don't add another 7970 in there.
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