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PSU good enough?

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August 19, 2011 2:08:02 AM

I will run 6950 Crossfire and OC.
Intel i5 2500K 3.3 CPU
8gb DDR3 Ram
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS Hard Drive
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner

Is this PSU strong enough to power this? I get a combo deal at, that's why the PSU is that weak..

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August 19, 2011 2:22:18 AM

I wouldn't run 2x HD 6950s on it. Did you already buy it?
August 19, 2011 2:23:18 AM

No, but I am about to ...
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August 19, 2011 2:30:38 AM

But, as I said, that PSU is included in the Combo I can buy on newegg, so I get an discount.
Maybe go for an single Nvidia 580 instead?
August 19, 2011 2:35:15 AM

It doesn't matter how deep the discount is if it won't run your system. What are you comboing it with? I don't recommend that Rosewill unit under any circumstance, but you could try a single 580 on it.
August 19, 2011 2:40:07 AM

Either way you need to invest in a good PSU, and CF 6950s will stomp a single GTX580.
August 19, 2011 2:45:51 AM

I added the PSU you recommended to my cart, but now I have 2 of em'..

Yeye, Now i'm prepared for bf3 right ?
Btw I am playing on an 42'inch 1080p res :-)
August 19, 2011 3:00:13 AM

But If i run a single 6950, do I need a PSU anyways?
August 19, 2011 3:01:45 AM

I'd skip that combo, you're getting a lemon of a PSU and some horrible antivirus software-- you're better off getting a good PSU and smaller combos for the same money.

Start with something like that and you'll find you can build a higher quality rig for less than that combo you listed.
August 19, 2011 3:11:41 AM

Do I have to buy the Windows OS aswell?
August 19, 2011 3:15:04 AM

If you don't have a copy of it, then I would:)  Are you going to be gaming?
August 19, 2011 3:16:51 AM

Yes, That is the main goal.
Battlefield series.
August 19, 2011 3:30:39 AM
August 19, 2011 3:35:25 AM

I like it, though I would bear in mind that that PSU won't be able to handle 6950s in CF.
August 19, 2011 3:39:33 AM

No, I am aware of that.
Is it going to hande this build good?
Because when needed, I will purchase another card, and PSU.
Btw, Is it still possible to flash 6950's to 6970's?
August 19, 2011 3:47:56 AM

I don't know if that model can be unlocked, I'm leaning toward 'no.' But someone may have a hacked BIOS out there and there was something on the site about a switch on the card.
August 19, 2011 3:56:18 AM

I think maybe I'd rather buy the 570, cost's 60 dollars more..
Is it worth it?
I am not that experienced when it comes to this..