Hey Duders! I need your help.
So I've been doing my research for a new card and I'm leaning towards the AMD R9 280X (Sapphire Vapor-X particular) but I have a concern, from the research I've done I can't pinpoint what would be a suitable power supply. Right now I'm running a Cooler Master 500W yet I keep reading varies reports on the power consumption for the cards. I understand this can be down to fans or other external components yet I want to be sure I have what is required. The Vapor X card specifies on 750W requirement on the Sapphire website yet in some reviews I have read the power consumption is lower. In the comments of one the reviewer states that a users 550W would be suitable.
Some specifics for a few of the R9 280X cards state a requirement of 500W or either varies greatly. Would appreciate any advice on this. Like I said I'm looking at the Sapphire Vapor X 280X right now but I can't be sure regards to power supply.