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Compatibility concerning new PSU with current Motherboard & Graphics card

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November 28, 2013 7:30:21 PM

Hello.
I'm looking for someone to identify if my new PSU will work with both my Motherboard and GPU.

The Power Suppy I'm looking at is the CoolerMaster 850W Vanguard. My motherboard is a Asus Crosshair III Formula and finally my GPU is a XFX Radeon HD 5870. Also my CPU is the AMD Phenom II Black edition and my case is the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000.

Specifications for PSU: Link
Motherboard: Link
GPU: Link

Does it work with my current components and is it powerful enough to run better future GPUs/CPUs/Motherboards?
Thanks for reading.

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November 28, 2013 7:34:33 PM

Yes that PSU is compatible with your board and GPU and should also be compatible with a future build should you eventually upgrade your components.
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a c 272 ) Power supply
a c 199 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 270 U Graphics card
November 28, 2013 7:36:33 PM

Totally compatible and powerful enough to run just about any 2 graphics card setup. So it's good for any upgrades.

It's also a rebranded Seasonic X series and one of the best power supplies on the market. Complete overkill for any single card though.

See here for PSU requirements based on graphics cards. Note that this is for an entire system not just the card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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November 28, 2013 8:59:05 PM

anort3 said:
Totally compatible and powerful enough to run just about any 2 graphics card setup. So it's good for any upgrades.

It's also a rebranded Seasonic X series and one of the best power supplies on the market. Complete overkill for any single card though.

See here for PSU requirements based on graphics cards. Note that this is for an entire system not just the card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


Hey thanks for the detailed reply really answered my question. Also can I ask what you're opinion of getting another XFX Radeon HD 5870 and running them in Crossfire or should I simply go for a new card altogether?
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a c 270 U Graphics card
November 28, 2013 9:53:44 PM

If you can afford it go with a new card. Almost always a single more powerful card is better than a multiple GPU setup. AMD cards especially have had issues with frame pacing for the last few years. You can google AMD frame pacing issues for specifics. I would go with a single card in the AMD 280X or 290/290X or Nvidia GTX 770/780 range if you can afford it. The 290 and 290X have terrible reference coolers right now so if you go with those cards ( that have a lot of potential for the price ) wait for companies to release cards with aftermarket cooling. The reference coolers make the cards throttle due to heat and underperform.
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November 28, 2013 10:03:31 PM

anort3 said:
If you can afford it go with a new card. Almost always a single more powerful card is better than a multiple GPU setup. AMD cards especially have had issues with frame pacing for the last few years. You can google AMD frame pacing issues for specifics. I would go with a single card in the AMD 280X or 290/290X or Nvidia GTX 770/780 range if you can afford it. The 290 and 290X have terrible reference coolers right now so if you go with those cards ( that have a lot of potential for the price ) wait for companies to release cards with aftermarket cooling. The reference coolers make the cards throttle due to heat and underperform.


Thanks again for the help, I appreciate it.
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November 28, 2013 11:00:40 PM

Sure thing. Glad to help! :) 
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