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    Hi guys, I'm new here... I'm going to buy a r9 380x and I need to know what psu I should buy for the card.. I don't want to crossfire in the future either..
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    Your CPU takes 70W then there's other 50W from motherboard, HDD, fans and RAM. So basically the GPU will take over 200W. Sometimes below that if games don't fully use the GPU

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    i am not a fan of tr2 series but if that tr2 is made by CWT then it should be fine for r9380x . tag vanguard to know if its CWT made/ and post exact ​model#.

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    And I hope to Allah the next shipment comes with CWT components

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    I have no idea about CWT :/ anyways,
    Model: TR2-0450p: TR2 450W Bronze W/Active PFC
    Images of my psu:


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    What we meant is, the components inside if are from CWT then your PSU is good. It will be alright, if not then well tough luck

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    any decent bronze 500w or 550w is fine. just check the OEM and calculate it's efficiency from reviews along with how much load there will be.

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    i forgot the where vanguard posted the oem list of tt psus... tagging @VANGUARD is his psu model is made by cwt?

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    I bought the TR2 450w from ucc and they said that my psu will be capable of running the 380x but I am confused because according to this list, 550watt is recommended for the 380x : http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodEdge View Post
    I bought the TR2 450w from ucc and they said that my psu will be capable of running the 380x but I am confused because according to this list, 550watt is recommended for the 380x : http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    U need to change that PSU. 380X is a power hungry card and even if that psu can run the card for now it won't be beneficial for the psu or card in the long run because ur psu will hardly have any breathing space.

    Just check the power consumption test of 380x card in tech power up or guru 3d. U'll get a pretty good idea about it's power consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator' View Post
    U need to change that PSU. 380X is a power hungry card and even if that psu can run the card for now it won't be beneficial for the psu or card in the long run because ur psu will hardly have any breathing space.

    Just check the power consumption test of 380x card in tech power up or guru 3d. U'll get a pretty good idea about it's power consumption.
    Well i bought the tr2 450w for the r7260x few months ago and i'm planning to buy a new card now so I guess i should go for a tr2 600w bronze ...

    Thank you guys for helping me out

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    380x isnt that power hungry card... but the problem is we dont know if it was made by CWT, so the oem can be anybody... and i dont trust tr2 brand unless i know for sure its made by CWT

    i think op made a mistake by buying z97 mobo and a cheap gpu and psu?

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    "The newer TR2 Rev 2.31 and later are made by cwt." --tt

    - - - Updated - - -

    "The newer TR2 Rev 2.31 and later are made by cwt." --tt

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    "The newer TR2 Rev 2.31 and later are made by cwt." --tt
    hmm... noob question- how do i know if its not rev 2.31 or later...

    edit: oh wait there is no rev 2.31 in the model number in that box so that means its probably older

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    380x isnt that power hungry card... but the problem is we dont know if it was made by CWT, so the oem can be anybody... and i dont trust tr2 brand unless i know for sure its made by CWT

    i think op made a mistake by buying z97 mobo and a cheap gpu and psu?
    my z97 was a mistake? .-. I won't sli or cross fire so i thought it would be best to buy it and the card and psu, i bought them 3 months ago and i will sell them to my brother when I will buy the 380x.. And i did not plan on using my current psu for the 380x to begin with.. a tr2 600w bronze will be alright i guess, it will cost 6k .

    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    "The newer TR2 Rev 2.31 and later are made by cwt." --tt

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    "The newer TR2 Rev 2.31 and later are made by cwt." --tt
    Vanguard the rev 2.31 means V2.3? I mean is this how i can recognize whether a psu is rev 2.31/made by cwt?
    Last edited by BloodEdge; January 25th, 2016 at 12:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    hmm... noob question- how do i know if its not rev 2.31 or later...

    edit: oh wait there is no rev 2.31 in the model number in that box so that means its probably older
    2.31 keu oivabe likhe na, 2.3 gulai usually 2.31/2.32/2.33 hoy. Egula cwt er unit. version 2.2x gula cwt er chilo na. Those were crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodEdge View Post
    Well i bought the tr2 450w for the r7260x few months ago and i'm planning to buy a new card now so I guess i should go for a tr2 600w bronze ...

    Thank you guys for helping me out
    Why not go for the TR2 500W Gold?

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