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October 30, 2010 1:23:27 AM

im thinking about buying a second hd 5850 video card and i wanted to know if ill have enough power to run it.

my current specs are

hd 5850 (GPU)
asus crosshair formula 3 (MB)
8 gigs of ddr3 ram @ 1333 2x4 gb
amd phenom x4 965 (OCed@3.8)

and my PS is an XfX 650 W modular power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so would i be safe or am i pushing it a little to much?

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October 30, 2010 1:40:28 AM

You will be pushing it with an ATI 5850 at 650 watt PSU. I would recommend no less than a 750 watt PSU for a dual ATI 58xx setup.
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October 30, 2010 2:04:02 AM

Yes it is enough power! Here are Sapphire requirements for HD5850
"# 500 Watt Power Supply is required.
# 600 Watt Power Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System.
# 2 X 75Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
# 4 X 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system."
System with 2 x HD5850 pulling 483watts running Furmark. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3836/msis-geforce-n470gtx...
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October 30, 2010 2:15:42 AM

I stand corrected... this time :lol: 
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October 30, 2010 2:20:49 AM

@rolli59... You need to slow down on your posting... You are chopping at my "Overall 10th Ranking" :(  I guess I'll just have to catch hunter315 to regain the spot after you pass me :)  After that... we move onto MadAdmiral [:mousemonkey:5] :D 
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October 30, 2010 2:25:02 AM

tecmo34 said:
@rolli59... You need to slow down on your posting... You are chopping at my "Overall 10th Ranking" :(  I guess I'll just have to catch hunter315 to regain the spot after you pass me :)  After that... we move onto MadAdmiral [:mousemonkey:5] :D 

lol :sol: 
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October 31, 2010 12:34:13 AM

Best answer selected by dominick1233.
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October 31, 2010 12:34:37 AM

thanks guys now i think in a week or so i will buy my second 5850 :) 
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