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PSU for 2x HD4870 in crossfire

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July 21, 2008 10:46:09 PM

Hi there,

I'm building a gaming system with 2x HD4870 crossfire + E8400 + 2x 500Gbb HDD + X48.... I wanted to get Antec TruePower Quattro 850W but it got £15 more expensive so I'd like to consider other options.

Can you list good PSU for reasonable price and quality, that would handle my system ? thanks a lot!

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July 21, 2008 10:50:26 PM

I got OCZ 600W GameXStream that can take 2.

Mainly anything above 600W can take dual...but need a good make, and 12V rail.

Corsair make some of the best PSUs
July 21, 2008 11:04:36 PM

It's good to hear that I don't need that powerfull PSU.

any other opinions?
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July 22, 2008 8:38:32 PM

comme on, some advice! :) 
July 23, 2008 11:39:30 AM

that's no going to handle my system at all. I need 4 x 6-pin PCI-E to handle two HD4870 . :/ 
July 23, 2008 8:04:11 PM

thank you, that looks much better!

any more quality suitable powersupplies?
July 27, 2008 2:11:43 PM

You dont need 4 X 6 pin ....why does everyone think this... just use adapters for the other 2 6 pins they work fine.
October 30, 2008 10:51:28 AM

i have the same worries too.. will the Corsair 620W handle 2 x sapphire hd4870
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October 31, 2008 3:17:53 AM

The CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W is an excellent power supply. I build pc's for other people. For the past several years I have been using Corsair exclusively. The psu's are very stable and reliable.

You also might want to look at PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Thermaltake psu's.

drobb2626 is correct. It is possible to use an adapter cable in place of the 6 pin, 2x3, PCIe cable. The adapter cables are available from many on line vendors.

There have been posts made by other people indicating a top quality 600 to 650 watt psu can power two 4870 video cards in Crossfire mode without any problem.