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Is ODIN Pro 1200W O.K. with two 4870X2?

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May 1, 2009 6:50:47 PM

Hello..

I bought 399$ 1500W Tough Power last Monday but i faced some problems..(when I turn the computer off I have to wait 10 mins before turning it on again)... I returned it back and took my money..

*** I have this computer: ******************
- CPU: Intel i7 Extreme 965 ( 3.2Ghz of course ).
- Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme.
- HDD: 7 SATA internal HDDs.
- CD Device: LG Blue Ray Burner & HDDVD reader.
- Memory Model: OCZ3G1600LV6GK (it's 6x2GB).
- Power supply: NO PSU !!
- Graphics Card: TWO ATi Radeon HD 4870 X2
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I have no PSU right now. I could not find a good PSU (COOLMAX,Thermaltake.. and unknown companies)..
I'm not in US at the moment so don't ask me to order online (I'm in the Persian gulf with Steven Colbert :) )

Someone told me he may have this PSU saturday:
Gigabyte ODIN Pro 1200W:

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/PowerSupply/Products_Sp...

so should I buy it.. is it OK for my PC?

Also I found a 500w PSU for 9$.. Can I try two of these to power up my PC temporary , is it possible?

More about : odin pro 1200w 4870x2

a b B Homebuilt system
May 1, 2009 7:12:20 PM

Yes the Odin 1200W is OK for your setup, and it's good stuff.

I wouldn't call COOLMAX a good brand, TBH.

Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone are among the best these days.

I wouldn't try a $9 PSU with an expensive PC, even if it was powerful enough. Too risky for my taste. Also, 500W is enough to feed a 4870 X2 but not enough to feed the rest of the PC + the second HD 4870 X2.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 1, 2009 10:26:42 PM

please tell me you have a 30 inch monitor
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May 1, 2009 11:06:20 PM

Haha, why? Because it would be a waste?
May 2, 2009 12:26:24 AM

Outlander_04 said:
please tell me you have a 30 inch monitor


Mine is 32 inch, but I tried the PC with 42 inch Sony Bravia X series 2 mega pixel, using HDMI & it was hilarious!

I'm thinking of buying an Apple LED display, but it has only mini dvi which can't works even with my MacBook Pro 4.1
I HATE STEVE JOBS!!
May 2, 2009 12:29:11 AM

Can't you buy a converter? I'm pretty sure there are some but never seen them.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2009 1:05:56 AM

Di7 said:
Mine is 32 inch, but I tried the PC with 42 inch Sony Bravia X series 2 mega pixel, using HDMI & it was hilarious!

I'm thinking of buying an Apple LED display, but it has only mini dvi which can't works even with my MacBook Pro 4.1
I HATE STEVE JOBS!!


a 32 inch TV screen ?

720 p or 1366 x 720 pixels?

If thats the case need LESS gfx power than a pc with a 19 inch monitor , so all thats happening is you are throwing money down the drain for the components you have and the electricity they will burn

Even if you have a 1080 P panel thats less demanding than a 24 inch monitor , and you are still throwing money away . The number of pixels [ resolution ] is important . Very important .
a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2009 2:55:33 AM

Outlander, I agree with you, the second HD 4870 X2 isn't really needed there. But he's got the video cards already, if I understand correctly.

@ OP: can you sell one of the cards? A single one can still deliver 60 fps in most games at 1920x1200, i.e. on any TV and on any monitor except the 30" ones.
If you keep only one card, then your PSU can be something cheaper like the Corsair 750W.
May 2, 2009 2:32:02 PM

Outlander_04 said:
a 32 inch TV screen ?

720 p or 1366 x 720 pixels?

If thats the case need LESS gfx power than a pc with a 19 inch monitor , so all thats happening is you are throwing money down the drain for the components you have and the electricity they will burn

Even if you have a 1080 P panel thats less demanding than a 24 inch monitor , and you are still throwing money away . The number of pixels [ resolution ] is important . Very important .



why are suggesting that I'm throwing money?
Apple LED is 1200.
May 2, 2009 2:43:50 PM

aevm said:
Outlander, I agree with you, the second HD 4870 X2 isn't really needed there. But he's got the video cards already, if I understand correctly.

@ OP: can you sell one of the cards? A single one can still deliver 60 fps in most games at 1920x1200, i.e. on any TV and on any monitor except the 30" ones.
If you keep only one card, then your PSU can be something cheaper like the Corsair 750W.


Adding a second 4870X2 will extend the life of my PC.
I'll be using it for a long time I guess.

What about Sony Bravia 42 inch XSeries 2Mega Pixel.. it is 1080.. of course it is a TV but is a smaller 1920X1200 screen needs more Graphics power?

I know two of 4870X2 are too much but as I said they will extend the life of my PC. I don't have to worry about GPUs till the next PC:) 





May 2, 2009 3:04:31 PM

Also.. If you have any idea:

I'm using my 4 GPUs (QuadfireX enabled) with Crysis at the highest graphics options & the sky, inside the game, is flashing (as if the vsync is disable but it is not) the synchronization of frame changes is slow..

Is the screen responsible of that?
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