- 53 months ago
Hi everyone, My current build goes like this.
I am looking to replace the 6870 with an R9 390 (the other option was the GTX 970 of course). I intend to overclock the CPU now and add a non-stock cooler (still undecided on which one the air cooler should be). The question I have is - will my current PSU be able to handle the power requirements. I believe the minimum requirements are stated as 550W for the 390 - and I have a 520W PSU :0 I wonder if I should switch down to the GTX 970 because of this. I do have a spare Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W PSU gathering dust as well. But I need to make sure it is in working condition though. How does one ensure if the PSU is working fine? I would like to use the R9 390 because I am eyeing the LG 29UM67 FreeSync display as well to replace my current unit if it happens to come on sale over the holiday season. What do you guys think?