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Can I use a 400w power supply with a rx 480?

Question asked by evanvoordeckers on Jul 17, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2016 by black_zion

I just got a decent PC last month, and realized that the graphics card is not as great as I hoped. I was looking at the RX 480 to play games at 1080p with good framerates. The card looked perfect until I realized it was recommended to have a 500w power supply, and I only have a 400w. I can afford a new power supply along with the graphics card, but I'm a beginner to building PCs and installing a whole new power supply seems like a pretty daunting task. Could I get away with a 400w power supply, should I look for a new graphics card, or should I get the 500w power supply?

 

CPU: AMD FX 4350 Quad-core (4.2 GHz)

RAM: 8GB

OS: Windows 10

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