Can my Evga 500w plus 80 run r280x?
500w is not recommended for most 280x gpus, though some will be OK, you are cutting it very close and are in dangerous territory. Most recommend a 750w psu for the 280x. My system uses well over 500w with one (over clocked cpu, multiple hdd and peripherals, liquid cooler, multiple fans)
how do you monitor your wattage?
You can buy devices that plug into the wall socket between your computer and the wall that will give exact readings on how much your using, but I'm getting my numbers from a calculator site... Here:
Here is a run down on my system for instance:
System Type: 1 physical CPU
Motherboard: High End - Desktop
CPU Socket: Socket LGA 1150
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3400 MHz Haswell-DT
Overclocked: 4200 MHz, 1.28 V
CPU Utilization (TDP): 100% TDP
RAM: 2 Sticks DDR3 SDRAM
Video Card 1: AMD Radeon R9 280X
ATTENTION: FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY
Regular SATA: 4 HDDs
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive
USB: 8 Devices
Regular: 1 Fan 120mm;
LED: 2 Fans 120mm; 1 Fan 250mm;
High Performance: 2 Fans 120mm;
Water Cooling Kit: Corsair Hydro H100
Keyboard and mouse: Yes
System Load: 100 %
Capacitor Aging (+ W %): 20 %
Minimum PSU Wattage: 692 Watts
Recommended Wattage: 742 Watt
It's important to note that this accounts for 1 year old system with everything running maxed out. My psu is a 750w. A 500w or 600w psu would be toast by now.
Not everyone has as much stuff hooked up as me, but many do. This is why I always say not to go under what the gpu manufacturer recommends (in the case of my Asus 280x matrix platinum, that's 750w for 1 gpu or 1000w for 2). They take into account that some people run heavier systems than others. If I didn't over clock, had 1 hdd, and had less other stuff hooked up with a lower end motherboard, then my numbers would be alot less... But i can hook up more things or over clock more on the CPU, and turn up my gpu, which will make alot more power requirement for the system...
Sorry I am new here XD here my build...
Thanks! GUYS!! I bought MSI 280x and Corsair RM 750w now going to get cooler to fit in my 250d please help I am thinking to get CRYORIG C1 what do you think?