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System Name El Superbeasto V1.2
Processor Intel i5-2500k @ 5.0 ghz
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Software Windows 10 Pro (Had some mystery error on Win7 and decided to go W10)
#1
I just ordered some new parts, and had a total brainfart.:banghead:
I forgot to see if my existing PSU will power my upgraded build.

Currently running an 15-2500K @5.0, and using a Corsair HX620 PSU.
I just ordered a 7970 and some other parts, will my PSU be sufficient, or do I need to add a new PSU to my order?
 
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Processor Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.6Ghz
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#3
You should be ok but you are cutting it close. If it wasn't a good brand PSU I would say get a better one.
 
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System Name El Superbeasto V1.2
Processor Intel i5-2500k @ 5.0 ghz
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD55
Cooling XSPC Raystorm CPU + 2 RX360 radiator + xspc Razor R9-290 w/ backplate
Memory 16gb G.skill Sniper 1866 ddr3 (9-9-9-24)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 w/ XSPC Razor full cover block and backplate
Storage Hyper-X 120gb-OS, WD Caviar black 2TB-Steam, Plextor M5S 256gb - MMOs+RTS games
Display(s) Samsung 23" 120hz 3d LCD w/ 3d glasses, using 'lightboost' trick
Case NZXT H630 white watercooling case
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX + Sennheiser HD 598
Power Supply XFX Pro 850 XXX semi-modular
Software Windows 10 Pro (Had some mystery error on Win7 and decided to go W10)
#4
Thanks guys, I will hold off ordering one and see how things go.
Worst case Ontario, I will have to pop the Radeon out for a few days while waiting for a beefier PSU.
:D

EDIT
Just got in some new toys, the 7970 seems to be running fine at stock. Will try pushing an overclock and see if the PSU can keep up.
 
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