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Will this PSU hold with 4870x2?

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August 17, 2008 11:56:06 AM
August 17, 2008 12:05:08 PM

a review site posted the power usage of two 4870's in normal crossfire (cant remember the sites name), it showed that the cards used around 480w under full load. the 4870X2 will probably consume alittle less given that its on one board. Probably around 450w under load.

If your PSU can produce that then your fine. Coolermaster is a good brand in my book, but i do think you may need alittle more. maybe a CM Realpower 650W just in case.
August 17, 2008 12:15:15 PM

Ok, but then ill just go for the Corsair 750W cause i got a good deal on it.
But, the 4870x2 should work fine with 680i board right?
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August 17, 2008 12:36:40 PM

i think it will. the Crossfire configuration is on the card itself and not on the motherboard(like normal croofire). if you Want to Xfire (two 4870x2 in crossfire) then you will need either an AMD Chipset or one of Intels inhouse boards which support ATI
August 17, 2008 12:41:05 PM

Ok thanks!
August 17, 2008 3:16:17 PM

Any other comments or suggestions are still welcome!
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August 18, 2008 3:20:43 AM

no its fine it should work great.
August 22, 2008 7:25:12 PM

"It should"

I, NEED it to work!
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August 22, 2008 7:37:01 PM

As far as the 680i board, its not a problem, itll work flawlessly. The chipset is nVidia, but the x2 is internal CF, so it actually works within itself, and not across the mobo, so it doesnt require a ATI/AMD/Intel chipset. If, however youd ever want to use 2 cards, then youre stuck with nVidia cards. If youve got the 750 corsair, that also should work fine, and youll have 1 helluva setup