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Is this PSU okay for crossfire 5870?

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a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 7:59:31 PM

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135196

At the mo i have 700W OCZ stealthxStream but as im getting a 2nd 5870 thought i just as well get another psu! Only problem is it kinda wiped me out (money wise lol) so had to find a cheapish one! is that okay do u think? thanks for any help you can give :)  Thanks

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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 8:01:38 PM

p.s this is my spec :)  955 OC'ed to 3.6 GHz (was at 3.8 but I could never get it stable -_-) with a silent Knight 2 Cooler
4Gb of ddr3 Ram
Windows 7 pro 32Bit
5870 GPU
PSU OCZ StealthxStream 700W
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 8:06:52 PM

Here are the official power requirements 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.
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 8:12:51 PM

sorry i should have made my self a bit clearer lol I meant more do you think that PSU is good or crap! lol My friends have bought a SLI 1KW before but couldnt stand up to crossfireing latest graphic cards and just blew up! (was a crap make me thinks) As its not an OCZ brand or indeed one of the other main PSU brands, wasnt sure if it would be much good :) 
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 8:36:38 PM

During the past several weeks I wound up reading quite a few competent technical reviews of a OCZ power supplies. When I say competent technical reviews, I mean reviews that actually run proper tests to find out if the psu's can actually operate at the advertised specifications and temperature ratings. They also take apart the power supplies to get a good look at the components. It is safe to say that overall OCZ appears to have taken shortcuts to reduce manufacturing costs. Key features that are standard in high quality psu's were found to be missing. In addition shortcomings were identified during testing. This was particularly true of their 700 watt power supplies.

Corsair and Seasonic are two of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models with silver and gold energy efficiency certifications come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units.

My best advice woul be to start saving for a new high quality power supply.
February 14, 2010 8:51:40 PM

+1 to JohnnyLuckys answer. I have a corsair HX1000 Watt and its very good. At 1 point i had 3 4850s running on it. But as Lucky said start saving for a decent quality PSU and do some research on any that you are thinking of purchasing
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