I'm considering 2 6850's but concerned about Power Usage
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) Around $400
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(Starcraft 2, Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, and Etc), Browsing, Movies.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 750 Corsair PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Motherboard would be ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard, 4 Gb of RAM, Intel core I5 750 CPU @ 3.8 GHZ, Right now I'm using a 5770 but Long story short I have to sell it in another system that I've built.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: I wanted to get two HD 6850 Cards but I was concerned about the power usage. I have a 750 Watt PSU
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 Resolution
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to run most games at 1920x1080 the Primary games I will be playing are listed above.
Thanks in Advanced!
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A 750W unit from corsair will handle them just fine, they need less power than the 5850 which you can run two of on a 750W unit easily, you wont have a problem with 2 6850s on a good 750W unit like you have.
Thanks! I had another question. My motherboard supports Crossfire but not when running SATA 3 and USB 3 do I have to turn them off manually or does it do it for me?? Are there any additional options I have to change to enable Crossfire??