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    Default PSU for 290x

    Hey guys, recently got a new GPU (Asus 290x) and figured I would have to upgrade from my crappy coolermaster 550W power supply.

    I've been trying to find one from the tier one list off this website
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/....html#13224310

    for a few days now, but no luck at finding a good used one or even a decent deal (I'm from Canada).

    Could anyone suggest a PSU or an on-going deal that would be cost-effective?

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    Please post full spec of your rig.

    This one is worth considering: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151119
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    I would spend the extra $15 for this.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817438017

    But yeah, no fantastic deals in Canada today.

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    Don't blame us for not saying this : The G2 is far on the BIG side.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151087 is what I think fits the bill

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    Is that the right link dave?

    You say my $125 delivered 750 watt gold is too large and then list a $160 delivered 750 watt gold?

    While I agree the 750 watt is on the healthy side, it is just the way the market works...550 to 750 watts are often priced within a few dollars at retail...and when on sale, the 750 watt models (in this case) are often the better deal.

    I guess you intended to link this 650 watt for $115 DELIVERED AFTER REBATES

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151118

    Fine, but we are only talking a $10 delta.

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    Haha, well these prices are higher than I expected to pay.

    Thinking I might go with this

    XFX PRO750W
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045L4BJ6/

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    The 750W is for two R9 290X's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdk777 View Post
    Is that the right link dave?

    You say my $125 delivered 750 watt gold is too large and then list a $160 delivered 750 watt gold?

    While I agree the 750 watt is on the healthy side, it is just the way the market works...550 to 750 watts are often priced within a few dollars at retail...and when on sale, the 750 watt models (in this case) are often the better deal.

    I guess you intended to link this 650 watt for $115 DELIVERED AFTER REBATES

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151118

    Fine, but we are only talking a $10 delta.
    Was I even talking about power supply wattage?
    I'm talking about physical size. Jeez.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    The 750W is for two R9 290X's?
    I'm pretty darn sure you can't run 2 290xs on a single 750w if you got anything decent up north of the 290x capable of NOT bottlenecking the GPUs :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post
    I'm pretty darn sure you can't run 2 290xs on a single 750w if you got anything decent up north of the 290x capable of NOT bottlenecking the GPUs :P
    A standard R9 290X takes about 260W max by gaming, so two max 520W, which still leaves room for i5 4670K or i7 4770K with an OC. Only an OC and running Furmark with Prime95 at the same time can go past the 750W.

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    I think we're all confusing the OP with all the joking around here.

    Assuming he only wants 1 GPU, 550W would be plenty.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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