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March 2, 2010 4:18:10 PM

Okay Im building a system off of new egg canada and I want it to be able to handle changes in the industry over the next couple years.

I plan on upgraging to crossfire when the price of a second card come down.

Will the 500w power supply included with this case be enough

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail 79.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 59.99


Rosewill RNX-G300EX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP ... - Retail -19.99

XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail -341.99

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM -23.99

Logitech 920-000914 Black Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard - Retail 83.98

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate - Retail 14.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail 110.49

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 179.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail 208.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM 119.99

Total Cost = 1244.38

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March 2, 2010 9:18:06 PM

No a 500W PSU will not be enough for two 5850s. Do you have a system budget and a PSU budget? You should try and get the best power supply you can, as a bad one can ruin other components, meaning that you will spend more in the long run. A 650W PSU is powerful enough for two 5850s, altho they don't usually have enough connectors for more than one (a 5850 will need two 6pin PCI-E connectors). It is usually 750W PSUs that do, however you can use adapters with the 650Ws.
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