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PSU for 4870X2

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August 12, 2008 1:36:06 PM

Hi!
Which PSU should I buy, if I will have HD4870X2, E8400/8500, 2GB DDR2 and 640GB HDD?

Is this enough?
OCZ 700W GameXStream

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August 12, 2008 1:51:02 PM

ya that is more then enough. a good quality psu with 600-650w would still do.
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August 12, 2008 1:51:28 PM

That should be plenty.
August 12, 2008 1:59:31 PM

The real question is where the hell are the 4870x2s to buy!!!!
August 12, 2008 2:11:28 PM

they will probably appear later today but i would wait 1 week so prices can lower a bit.
August 12, 2008 2:36:15 PM

4870X2 requires at least 750W and 4870X2 CF 1000W minimum.

thats insane. i remind you folks to not look at your electricity bills. you'd get hearts attack. ATI should solve this power hungry problem.
August 12, 2008 2:54:28 PM

concrum said:
4870X2 requires at least 750W and 4870X2 CF 1000W minimum.

thats insane. i remind you folks to not look at your electricity bills. you'd get hearts attack. ATI should solve this power hungry problem.



Keep in mind that the latest Nvidia cards drink a lot of power as well. I wonder if this is just the price that will have to be paid if enthusiasts keep demanding ever more from the cards. It can't be expected that we get continuing increases in performance without having to pay for it someplace.

As to the power requirements, I think there should be more emphasis placed on the phrase "minimum requirements". Yes, the given power level is a minimum requirement, but if an enthusiast has multiple hard drives, overclocks everything in sight, etc, the size of the needed PSU will be very high. The need to have a dedicated electrical circuit in the house to power the computer becomes closer to a reality all the time.

As for myself, I'm passing on this card.
August 12, 2008 3:27:04 PM

concrum said:
4870X2 requires at least 750W and 4870X2 CF 1000W minimum.

thats insane. i remind you folks to not look at your electricity bills. you'd get hearts attack. ATI should solve this power hungry problem.



:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Our test system contains a Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor @ 3.0 GHz (FSB 1333), the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe mainboard, stock cooling on the CPU, DVD-rom and a WD Raptor drive.
Videocard
System Under FULL load
Radeon HD 4850 269 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 334 Watt
Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire (2) 421 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) 437 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 Crossfire (2) 480 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) Crossfire 740 Watt
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-4870-x2-review-...

600W will be fine.maybe even 550 would do if u don hav too many other devices
August 12, 2008 3:54:42 PM

benike1 said:
Is this enough?
OCZ 700W GameXStream

That PSU doesn't have any 8 pin PEG connectors, so it won't power a 4870X2 without some sort of adapter.

I strongly recommend the Corsair TX650. It has the requisite 8 pin connector (actually it has two) and it's just an all around great PSU for a great price.
August 12, 2008 6:46:59 PM

OK, for those still wanting to get a first day release, newegg is out of the saphhire, but check out mwave.com and provantage.com. Provantage has it for the cheapest, but I dont trust them as much. Mwave is approved by ATi and has it in stock and cheaper than newegg (as of 2:46 EST 8-12-08).
August 14, 2008 7:10:26 PM

i have the OCZ 700W and it works great.

it lack of the pci 8pins and im not sure if it will be enouth for the 4870x2.

Sapphire includes the 6 to 8 pin adaptor ut not sure the card will handle.

any help here??
August 14, 2008 7:19:11 PM

concrum said:
4870X2 requires at least 750W and 4870X2 CF 1000W minimum.

thats insane. i remind you folks to not look at your electricity bills. you'd get hearts attack. ATI should solve this power hungry problem.


concrum, please take your own advice you so willingly give in other posts and go away, please? Pretty pretty please?
August 15, 2008 11:37:32 AM

Ok, I have an update on the PSU.

Although a 750w should work, the issue you will most likely have is at least 1 8pin power connecter. It needs to be a 3v rail as well. I had an issue last night installing mine with a thermaltake PSU so I wentr out and bought a 1200w thermaltake to ensure that I have more then enough for my 4870x2, 8gigs of ram (witch will be OC), 4 hd, 1 q6600 (witch will be OC), and everything else.


Yes a ~750w PSU will work (make sure its a very high efficency) but you will have to have a bare system to do so, no OCed parts, and at least 1 3v 8pin rail and a 3v 6pin rail.
August 15, 2008 12:17:43 PM

lol who said that 2x4870 in CF require 1000W.

A good 750W PSU will easily be enough for the 4870x2

I have 2x4870 in CF with the corsair tx750W and the 4870x2 uses less power. I also have a q6600 @ 3.3, 4 gigs ram, 2hdd and a lot of fans.
August 15, 2008 6:39:42 PM

it not that it cant, its the connectors. Plus, you have more than enough power to upgrade from there if you feel the need.
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