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750W Enough for Intel Core i7 3770K with AMD Radeon 7970

by caseysea01 / March 20, 2013 12:55 PM PDT

I was just wondering if my power supply (Corsair 80+ 750W Non-Modular) is enough to handle the components in my future computer upgrade.

I plan to have:

Intel Core i7 3770K
ASUS Sabertooth Thermal Armour
AMD Radeon 7970 (Overclocked ~10-20%)

SSD
HDD
8GB 1333MHz RAM

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Should work
by Bob__B / March 21, 2013 12:43 AM PDT

With that 250w gpu you might be pushing it a little.

If the budget allows.......a 1KW unit would be nice.

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Every 7970 I looked at showed 500-550W min for
by VAPCMD / March 21, 2013 11:08 AM PDT

this card.

I like headroom so I'd opt for an 850 or maybe a 950....depending on what's reasonably priced at the 850-950 range.

VAPCMD

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