I paid $40 for it since it was EXTREMELY loud and ran hot.
I ditched the fan and put in my own 80mm Dynex as an INTAKE fan instead of an exhaust. (Good idea?)
I also took off the top/side panels so it's pretty much just the bottom piece. I'm using my GTX 460 as an external exhaust. (my card runs very cool)
This PSU fits very snugly in my M-ATX build. xD
It now runs extremely cool and runs my build perfectly right now, but I want to know if it can handle a Crossfire setup.
I was thinking about doing 2 HD5850's since they're only $170 new right now.
This is a good PSU, right? I know the brand but I'm not familiar with this model.
The inside of it is extremely nice, I cleaned it up a bit and changed the fan adapter that was inside of it.
Did I get a good deal on this & will it run dual 5850's?
Seeing as you took the casing apart I doubt it matters what way the fan blows. Its not about the number of fans, but how the air flows through the case. Its now just an open area, so there is probably a lot less flow.
I did the math, you have 42A on the 12V rail. Isn't the 5850 a 200W part? (might be 175W) You'll need 350W to 400W for the GPUs alone. What CPU do you have? You didn't state so lets assume one that's close to 100W. Toss in another 50W for the board and other devices and this means you need around 550W on the 12V rail. 42A x 12V = 504W.
Silverstone makes some good PSUs, but I'm not familiar with that line. I don't think I would try for a 5850 CF setup because you'll be asking to much from that PSU. You should be able to CF a couple of 6850s however. Probably wouldn't be that much slower either.