With my old GPU becoming obsolete, I am looking to buy a R9 280X from GIGABYTE. I own a Widetech TheMax 650W PSU. I am confused as to whether my PSU supports the R9280X because different sources have provided a wide range of answers from 500W - 650W. If I do need a new PSU, I would appreciate some recommendations which will fit a GZ-M1 chassis. I'm only a rookie at building PCs, apologies for any inconvienences.
Agreed with @spitesuicide that is a cheapo brand PSU that I wouldn't use with anything. Guessing from my Google search , are you located in Australia? The only sites that listed it for sale were from AU so I can only assume.
Can you give the rest of your specs?
I can recommend PSU's but I have no idea what price range you have available. So if you can give me a price range I'll list you some good 500-650W PSUs.
Somthing you should know from here on out, NEVER skimp on a PSU, it's the heart of your PC and if it fails it could take the rest of your components with it. I know it's tempting to try to save money on a cheaper one but the risk aren't worth taking when you could potentially kill your whole PC.
Yeah, i've had my PC for some time, I didn't build it myself nor pick the parts for it. But your advice is noted and appreciated.
Thanks for your suggestions, I think I'll go for the Sapphire Vapor-X model. Something that confuses me a lot however is the fact that it says it requires 750W power, I've read on some webpages that the requirements for power are over-exaggerated, is that true?
Once again, thanks so much for helping out a little Newb like me.
I think they are just trying to cover themselves with the 750Watt requirement, BUT after reading up on it they recommend a minimum of 600Watts for the R9 280X. So keep that in mind, I would grab the XFX 650Watt just to be safe, and it should allow for some OCing on that card.
No problem, haha we were all beginners once and you never really stop learning.