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samyerson
  • 71 months ago

I'm using an R9 270 GPU in my new build (http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acnfc), but I don't know how much power it will need. Any suggestions on a PSU less than £40 that would be good enough?

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you edit your parts list, at the top right it shows the maximum power draw for the entire build. Make sure your PS is 100 watts above that, more like 200 or so if you may overclock.

The only thing set in stone is your PSU had better be moar than the requirement. How much moar, well that is a matter of opinion as you can see with the earlier comment.

As said earlier commenter said, no one can recommend a PSU without you either giving a total system load or linking to your parts list. I even looked up your saved parts lists and didn't see anything that contains an R9.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted" to "Hardware > Power Supplies".

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair, SeaSonic, XFX, and EVGA are my go-to brands on PSU's. 500W should suffice for an average PC, so for 1 hard drive, and 1 GPU. Around ~100 more watts than the estimate is usually safe.

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