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Anonymous
January 12, 2009 1:58:56 PM


Hello and good afternoon Lads!

Will this PSU be good enough for my system?

Corsair 1000 HX 80+.

System setup:
i7 920 - OC @ 3,6ghz
Gigabyte UD5 X 58
Thermalright 120 CPU cooler
The lights from my Lian Li Chassis (Normal amount of Light)
ATI 4870x2
Raptor 150gb new generation

My question is: Will this PSU be able to handle my setup? And will it be good enough in future, if I buy another ATI 4870x2, when they are far low in price.
Then i would have 2x 4870x2.

Im very curious about this. I need to choose between 1000 watt and 1200 watt, and if a 1000 watt can handle it, then ofc. i go for 1000 watt, because its cheaper.

If any other PSU is better/cheaper and can do the same amount of wattage at the same price, feel free to link it.

Thnx alot guys and have a good afternoon

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Anonymous
January 12, 2009 2:55:58 PM

what if i put 2x gtx 295 ? gtx 295 and radeon 4870x2 both require a 640 psu. how can u say that a 750 watt can handle two? when 1 need so much
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January 12, 2009 3:13:34 PM

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how can u say that a 750 watt can handle two?
I didn't say it could. ATI/AMD Certified it could. ATI CrossFireX™ Certified

Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz) / ASUS P6T Deluxe / GTX 295
850W should be good for 2x GTX 295;


from TechSpot review
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:14:15 PM

I mean HD 4870x2 use more wattage than a GTX295 in LOAD.

And watt requirements for a GTX295 is 640 watt, that's what the case and Nvidia says.

When a HD4870x2 use more watt than a GTX 295, how can u then say that a 750 watt can run 2x of these?

The first card take the first 640 watt, then there is like 110 watt left for the other one :/ ?

I hope you know what i mean :p  Im bad at explain things ;p
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:16:25 PM

The paint u just linked shows that a Radeon 4870x2 use 460watt in load.

then 2x 4870x2 would require at least 920 watt themselves.

And what about the rest of the system?
January 12, 2009 3:17:54 PM

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And watt requirements for a GTX295 is 640 watt, that's what the case and Nvidia says.
640 watt is the SIZE of PSU they recommend. Not the actual power draw. And that is for the WHOLE PC system not just the video card.
January 12, 2009 3:19:07 PM

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The paint u just linked shows that a Radeon 4870x2 use 460watt in load.
Shows what the WHOLE PC uses - NOT the video card.
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:26:13 PM

No, but now we see ur paint of power requirements.

It shows that HD 4870x2 / GTX 295 uses like 450 watt .

Is the 450 watt for the whole system or the card alone?

If it is the card alone, then a dual solution will require at least 900 watt for the cards alone right, and then there is the system we have to add too.

How can u say that a 850watt prolly can run it then? I would say that i 1000 watt will have a hard time, because of the video cards takes 900 watt alone, and then there is a cpu + mobo + hdd that wants power aswell :D 

am I right :p ?
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:27:24 PM

Ahh sorry just saw ur latest msg now.

What do u think the card alone use in wattage?

That would be very very interesting for me :) ))
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:27:47 PM

what about the card alone ?
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 3:28:40 PM

I need to go now. Thnx so much that you wanted to help me. Now i dont have to use **** of money on something i dont need :) 

THNX ALOT.

But please wqrite what the card use alone :D 
Anonymous
January 12, 2009 5:57:51 PM

What PSU should I go for?

Corsair 850 wattage

BFG 850 wattage

or

Thermtaltake 850 wattage?

These are the PSU'es that i have read should be quality by reviews.
Can i get the same quality and power for a lower price by another brand?
If not which one should I go for?
In my own opinion BFG should make the best?
!