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PSU for 7970 vapor-x crossfire

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May 15, 2013 12:43:30 AM

I want to put two Sapphire 7970 vapor-x ghz edition cards into crossfire, but I'm not sure my PSU can handle it.

It's a XFX 850W 80plus bronze XXX edition: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Inside my computer case I've got an AMD fx8320 processor and 1x HDD, 1x SSD hard discs.

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May 15, 2013 12:55:54 AM
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It should be able to handle it.

Each of those graphics cards will top out at about 250 watts at peak load. Your CPU will draw another 125 at peak load. This of course assumes peak load on both graphics cards and your CPU at the same time. At the same extreme, your other components will add another 25 watts or so (some of which will be on the 5 volt and 3.3 volt rails).

Your worst case scenario is 250 + 250 + 125 + 25 = 650 watts on the 12 volt rail. This is well below the 840 watts that PSU is rated to deliver on the 12 volt rail.

TL'DR: You're fine.
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