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Will my 730w psu power and run a Sapphire r9 290x without blowing up?

I'm thinking about buying a sapphire r9 290x graphics card. but my power supply only provides 730 watts of power. will my psu power and run that graphics without blowing up? thanks.

edit:

my psu is a tricky one, the sticker is on the under side of the actual thing, so I cant se the full specs.

my psu : http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/cases-cooling/power-supplies/hiper-type-m-730w-low-noise-psu-39517/review

I'm only running 6 fans, and one hdd.

the gpu I would like to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11226-17-20G/dp/B00TYF8N6K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1440616809&sr=8-3&keywords=sapphire+radeon+r9+290x

sorry for lack of specs.
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  1. Give us full specs
  2. Most likely Yes, unless you are running 30 fans and 20 HDDs
  3. Kenneth Barker said:
    Most likely Yes, unless you are running 30 fans and 20 HDDs


    depends a lot on the quality of his psu
  4. The rest of the systems specs along with the make and model of the PSU would be helpful.
  5. Well... Raidmax, Thermalcrap, and Enermax are the only 730 watt PSU's I've heard of, so that might narrow it down.
  6. A psu capabile of outputting 730w with quality protections and parts is more then capabile.

    A pile of crap PSU that printed the numbers 7-3-0 on a sticker will probably fry everything before outputting 600w.

    Also knowing what 290x card you have makes a big difference. The Tri-X models require more power.
  7. Well there are no professionally done reviews(that i have found) and realhardtechX doesn't even show it exists, but from the little info I have been able to gather it is an older unit and wasn't top quality when it was released. Either built by Andyson, CWT, or possibly Seventeam. It's not something I suggest using.
    Also the newer version of that card the 390x is cheaper.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100381ocl
    For a PSU recommendation we will need the rest of the system specs, specifically the cpu and the cpu and gpu are usually biggest power users.
  8. ruboutboy said:
    I'm thinking about buying a sapphire r9 290x graphics card. but my power supply only provides 730 watts of power. will my psu power and run that graphics without blowing up? thanks.

    edit:

    my psu is a tricky one, the sticker is on the under side of the actual thing, so I cant se the full specs.

    my psu : http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/cases-cooling/power-supplies/hiper-type-m-730w-low-noise-psu-39517/review

    I'm only running 6 fans, and one hdd.

    the gpu I would like to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11226-17-20G/dp/B00TYF8N6K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1440616809&sr=8-3&keywords=sapphire+radeon+r9+290x

    sorry for lack of specs.

    Hello, I have a Ultra LSP V2 750 Watt PSU powering my Intel i5 4690k CPU, five fans, and my Radeon Sapphire R9 280X 3GB DDR5 GPU, I think you should be fine.
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    breitinger said:
    ruboutboy said:
    I'm thinking about buying a sapphire r9 290x graphics card. but my power supply only provides 730 watts of power. will my psu power and run that graphics without blowing up? thanks.

    edit:

    my psu is a tricky one, the sticker is on the under side of the actual thing, so I cant se the full specs.

    my psu : http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/cases-cooling/power-supplies/hiper-type-m-730w-low-noise-psu-39517/review

    I'm only running 6 fans, and one hdd.

    the gpu I would like to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11226-17-20G/dp/B00TYF8N6K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1440616809&sr=8-3&keywords=sapphire+radeon+r9+290x

    sorry for lack of specs.

    Hello, I have a Ultra LSP V2 750 Watt PSU powering my Intel i5 4690k CPU, five fans, and my Radeon Sapphire R9 280X 3GB DDR5 GPU, I think you should be fine.


    You realize have a craptastic tier 5 PSU and gamble every time you turn it on. There are 550w PSUs that have a stronger 12v rail than your "750w" unit. The LSP 750w is only rated for 540w on the 12v rail and I doubt it can deliver that without failing. Also the 290x uses alot more power than a 280x.
    Tier 5
    "Avoid IMMEDIATELY. These units are highly unsafe to use. No such protections added, very thin gauge wiring used, false advertising and too much to list. Reference to a higher tiered unit for a better, money saving and a much safer unit. For your safety's sake, please don't order or pick one up for use in your system. These units are a potential fire hazard and could even kill you, let alone your system."
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
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