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4670 build crossfire question?

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June 8, 2013 8:37:00 AM

I already have the 7870 xt and it is pretty big. The slots on this mobo look close together to fit both, but will it? I don't plan on having to put crossfire for at least a year or two? Will it be tough to find this GPU in that time?

I put two GPU's in for the future watts needed and fond this PSU to be a good price ATM.
I was looking at a 3570k build but not to fond of OC'ing if I don't have to.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.05 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1165.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 11:30 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2013 8:51:31 AM

That PSU might be alright. It is not designed for crossfire though.

Yes there is enough space on the motherboard.

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June 8, 2013 8:58:52 AM

tiny voices said:
That PSU might be alright. It is not designed for crossfire though.

Yes there is enough space on the motherboard.



Oh cool, didn't know PSU's needed crossfire abilities. Learn something new everyday.

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June 8, 2013 9:02:36 AM

Psu is weaker than I would use but may work. Bump it up to the 700-750 watt just to be safe. Psu is not something you want to cut corners on. I did that once and had to go without a pc for a week plus had to spend even more money. And yeah the motherboard will work.
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June 8, 2013 9:03:24 AM

He means the PSU might be insufficient. A 750w is the recommended wattage for Xfire.
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