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A 1000 Watt PSU that can handle tri 280s and quad 4870 X2s Review

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October 18, 2008 8:29:58 PM

The review doesn't specify the 280s and 4870 X2s, but look at the load amounts the 1000HX can take. It is truly an amazing PSU for ppl planning on going Quad 4870 X2s or tri of and cards.

This PSU outperformed some 1200 Watt PSU because of it's extremely efficient and high amperage levels. It doesn't waste Energy unnecessarily.

I bought it in Jul for around 325$ Now it can be found for 250$ in some stores if your lucky, and it will cost you less than a 1200 watt PSU.

I just wanted to put this up because I'm shocked, I thought i was a moderate hitter (also I was always bought corsair PSUs).

Also its a High wattage modular:) 

http://driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=592&pageid...

Enjoy!
October 18, 2008 8:45:38 PM

Im shocked people will put that amount of money into a pc. I get by one one video card, dont see the need for 3 or 4
October 18, 2008 9:38:37 PM

thats why its seperated into enthusiasts and regulars:) 

Most ppl need more cards because they want to see the eye candy while playing at insane resolutions.

I play @ 1920x1080 most of the time on my dad's big screen, and I like cranking up the AA...so I needed Atleast 2 280s to get smooth frame rates and not have low min framerates.
October 18, 2008 10:12:28 PM

No to be nit-picky but... Saying "quad 4870 X2's" is incorrect.... you can't put 4 (four) 4870X2's into one computer. You can only put 2, due to the GPU restrictions in CrossfireX. You can do TWO 4870 X2's for a grand total of 4 gpus. According to the reviews and the updated architecture, this might be a better option than 4 4870's.

However, at that point, it's really a question of how much money you want to WASTE, considering that 4 4870's would cost about $800-$900 where 2 4870X2's would cost at least $1000.

But hey if you got the money to throw around and a monitor with the resolution to actually see how much power you'd have (say, oh, 1920x1200), more power to ya. But if you're running anything LESS than that, it would say just use 2 4870's or even 2 4850's. More than enough power, and way better bang for the buck.
October 18, 2008 10:36:45 PM

ok let me rephrase it 4870 X2 in quad fire:) 

Is that better?

The topic isn't really about how much to spend on video cards, and what a waste is, its about what PSU can save you money to give you the same performance as 1200 watt PSU, and I see most of them over 300$ now.

We see alot of cards in sli like 280s still struggling 1280x1024 in Crysis, so I don't think the word waste works anymore for future demanding games.
October 18, 2008 11:15:52 PM

...*gasp* ITS MODULAR? i think im in love
October 18, 2008 11:18:38 PM

rofl!
October 19, 2008 3:38:08 AM

OMG l1quld, SLI gtx 280 can play crysis on 1280x1024 maxed out absolutly with astronimcal framerates. 280gtx is a godly card. Even just one 280gtx can max out crysis in dx10 on 1680x1050 and you are telling me two of them cant max it out on 1280x1050. bull****
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October 19, 2008 5:00:09 AM

I have exactly that PSU - it's amazing. Highly recommended.
October 19, 2008 7:46:26 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
OMG l1quld, SLI gtx 280 can play crysis on 1280x1024 maxed out absolutly with astronimcal framerates. 280gtx is a godly card. Even just one 280gtx can max out crysis in dx10 on 1680x1050 and you are telling me two of them cant max it out on 1280x1050. bull****


Hey l1quid do you understand what blackhawk is saying b/c I don't have the foggiest of ideas...
October 19, 2008 11:45:14 AM

yeah he's going overboard, I played it @ 1280x1024 even though the frames stay @ 50-80 they drop down to 30s in huge areas and gun fights:) 


So I would say that that is a struggle since 2 280s GTXs are f*cking 1000 almost:) 

do you understand blackhawk?

You pay 1000$ and you see 30 fps once in a while in Crysis, do you think thats your money's worth?

Every other game is godly yes, but Crysis has that big problem of making every card suffer.
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