OK, so I'm leaning towards getting a 4870x2 for $530 for my rig.
My main question is, WILL MY PSU WORK WITH A Diamond 4870x2!? It's the Corsair HX620w
Here is what the whole thing will look like:
CPU : E8400
GPU : Diamond 4870x2
PSU : Corsair HX620w
RAM : Mushkin 4x2GB for 8GB total DDR-800 jedec 5-4-4-12 at 1.8v
HSF : OCZ Vendetta
Case : Cooler Master RC690
Mobo : Asus P5Q-Pro
HD : WD 640GB
How does my rig look? I know it's not the greatest CPU/RAM/Mobo, but I cheaped out a little to get the 4870x2.
I'll OC the E8400 to about 3.6, or maybe 4.
Total comes up to about $1300 CAD, suggestions/opinions please!!!
You should be good on power with the Corsair HX 620w
so power shouldn't be a problem huh?
will there be enough 6pin connectors?
hx620 only has 2 x 6-pin pcie connectors, i'm not sure how many i need for the 4870
but the single 4870 takes 2 x 6-pin themselves, so i'm guessing 4???
or am i missing something?
i will not be crossfiring 2 x 4870x2's, just want one
would be a waste since it'll be running them at 8x/8x on my mobo
that link above doesn't say anything about the corsair hx620w running a 4870x2
will it have enough connectors to run the 4870x2? or does the 4870x2 come with molex--->pcie adapters???
A question for you about the memory. Are you going to install either XP 64 or vista 64? If not then that much memory won't be used by the OS if you plan to use a 32 bit. If are going to install a 64 bit OS you can use all that memory. There are some things you need to know when you install the OS and you can find it from google as to the method.
I have a very similar set up except for the video card. ( oc'd HD2900 pro ).
I am also using that same PSU and it did come with 2 - PCIE 6+2 cables. I'm guessing the cables were upgraded since the time of the review that qwertycopter provided in the link.
hope this helps.
how long ago did u order this?
that's very helpful!
i'm using 8gb on vista 64bit, instalilng 2 gb b4 install, and another 6 after.
so a hx620w has the proper connectors AND power to run a 4870x2!
that's fantastic news thank u!!!