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  1. Yekale7

    Yekale7 New Member

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    Hello, I want to buy the R9 290 Tri-x OC but I'm not sure if I have the sufficient power. I would like to know if you think my current 700W PSU will be sufficient for:

    i5 2500k oc 4.2 ghz
    2x4gb kingston
    R9 290 Tri-x OC. (Waiting to buy it)
    Samsung 840 evo 250 gb .
    2xHDD .
    3 Fans.
    Asus P8Z68-V LX .

    And here my PSU: Thermaltake 700W Litepower.
    That's all. Thank you!
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    I ran your system specs through this Thermaltake PSU calculator -http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ - and it came up with 596 watts (using OC CPU, 100% PSU duty, 10% capacitor aging), try it yourself and see what it comes up with...most people consider these utilities to err on the side of caution.
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    Yekale7 New Member

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    Thanks for your reply I just checked it. Maybe it's right but I would like to read another answers.
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    You should be fine, but how old is that power supply and does it have a 8 pin pcie power connection?
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    Yekale7 New Member

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    PSU is more than 2 years old and it doesn't have 8 pin pcie power connector, I didn't care about it and it's really important jeje. Do you know about an adaptor of 8 pin pcie power connection?. Thank you for reply.
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    You can do a 6pin to 8 pin adapter, but I think you are better off getting a PSU that is capable, and has the 8 pin power connections.

    EDIT: Wait looking at both different models of the Litepower 700w, it has 6+2 pin PCIe connections. Like below.

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    Which will work fine.
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    Yekale7 New Member

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    Ups, Yes my PSU has it so it will work. Thank you again.

    Finally it will work fine.

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