500 watt power supply enough to power a Gigabyte R9 270X?

nathan h

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Hello! So I have a Corsair CX500 PSU, and I currently have a AMD FX 6300 CPU, and the NVIDIA Geforce 630GT 2GB, but I wan't to upgrade my 630GT To a Gigabyte R9 270X GDDR5-4GB GPU, Can I run it on my current system? Or would I need a PSU upgrade? Here are some links to the PSU: http://goo.gl/XkOTDm CPU: http://goo.gl/AyDK2L and possibly new GPU: http://goo.gl/JTpZmH
Please don't go into to much trouble to answer! Thank's in advance!
~Nate
 

TopLuca

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ASAP is more of an exaggeration , its not that bad . Its tier-3 : Not for serious overclocking.

It will run the system just fine , you can replace it when you have spare 50-60 bucks but you needn't worry for the time being as long as you don't overclock heavily :)
 

TopLuca

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Yeah it will run , just don't overclock heavily as the PSU is made of cheap capacitors and can fail under load.

You'll be fine otherwise :)

Expected Wattage : 380W For the whole system.
 

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That power supply with run the R9 270x but I'd recommend swapping it out for a better one. The CX series from Corsair is of lower quality and you don't wanna cheap out on power supply. If you're planning to get the graphics card now, I'd say get it but change the power supply ASAP. Go with something from Antec, XFX, Seasonic, EVGA, Corsair etc.
 

TopLuca

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ASAP is more of an exaggeration , its not that bad . Its tier-3 : Not for serious overclocking.

It will run the system just fine , you can replace it when you have spare 50-60 bucks but you needn't worry for the time being as long as you don't overclock heavily :)
 

TheDualshock

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Yeah my bad, shouldn't said when you can/have the money :)

 

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No problems :)
 
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