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Would this psu power 4870/4850 crossfire?

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February 10, 2009 5:18:30 PM

im looking to crossfire a 4870 and 4850 and i found this psu, is it powerful enough and is the company a good company. budget is strict, the 4870 cost too much but im going for it anyway so i had to find a moderately cheap but powerful psu. please state your ideas/opinions and thanks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

system specs are currently:

e8400 @ 3.6ghz
6gb ram
xfx 4850
250gb hdd
rosewill 630w psu

i will buy the psu and xfx 4870 next month.
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February 10, 2009 7:45:38 PM

Oh and check on the ATI site to be sure your MB can support CrossfireX!
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February 10, 2009 8:15:02 PM

Do you mean you're going to crossfire either two 4850s or 4870s?
Not a 4850 with a 4870.

Btw, you'll need 8 pin PCI-e connectors for the 4870, which the PSU doesn't have. You'll need to get adapters or something.

The 2nd one only has a single 12v rail?
February 10, 2009 8:36:31 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I get the Corsair. It's a little more expensive than the PC Power & Cooling, but if you read the reviews on the PC P&C, alot of buyers are getting dead units.

A single 12V rail is the best way to go. And as other's pointed out, crossfire 2 of the same card...don't crossfire a 4850 and a 4870.
February 10, 2009 10:13:17 PM

i really need a modular psu, i cant stand haveing a bunch of cords that i dont use/need blocking airflow. so if you can recommend a better modualr psu thats at least 750w ill compare and thanks guys for the help
February 10, 2009 10:16:15 PM

coozie7 said:
Oh and check on the ATI site to be sure your MB can support CrossfireX!


ati.com only shows certified amd cpu mobo's but my asus p5q pro has 2x pci-e 2.0 slots that will run crossfire at 8x/8x.
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