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January 11, 2010 2:47:59 AM

I have an Odin pro 550 watts,
I have a phenom ii 955 be OC'd @ 3.8ghz (1.45 volts)
2 sticks of kingston value ram, ddr3 1333mhz
2 sata disks 500gb baraccuda
ATI 5850 oc'd to 900/1200 @ 1.212 volts

Question is, can i still add a 2nd 5850? or a 9800gtx for physics.Thanks!

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a c 248 ) Power supply
January 11, 2010 3:29:11 AM

Here are the official ATI power recommendations for the ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards.


ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

600 Watt or greater power supply with four 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.


ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

500 Watt or greater power supply with two, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

600 Watt or greater power supply with four, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.

The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.
a c 144 ) Power supply
January 11, 2010 11:30:24 AM

550 watt Odin is rated at 41 amps at 12 volts. I conservatively estimate 10 amps for an OC 'd CPU, around 22 amps for a pair of 5850's, 4 amps for two HD's and an optical, and an amp for fans. That's a high side estimate of 37 amps.

It should work but you won't have much in reserve.
a b ) Power supply
January 11, 2010 11:37:59 AM

Try to go for atleast 600W
Since new card are remarkably lower power consumptives so 600W will do the trick
I don't think it's a good idea to put second 5850 on 500W
But you can safely put 9800 GT on it


GOOD LUCK
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