I have a question I hope someone can answer.. How in the hell did my power supply just blow up.. I mean it literally blew up. Okay well i might be exaggerating a little, but the power cord for the supply was literally blown out of the supply followed by a little smoke.
I just recently started running CROSSFIRE with two hd6870's. Both from XFX.
One is a 1GBDDR5 and the other is a 2GBDDR5. Here is my system
ASUS P8P67LE motherboard
850 watt Ultra X4 POWER SUPPLY
A 1GB and a 2GB XFX 6870 in CROSSFIRE ( ONE IS A BLACK EDITION 940MHZ/1150 MHZ... SECOND IS 900MHZ/1100 MHZ
3 120mm case fans and one 200mm fan on top
8GB DDR3 RAM
ASUS DVD ROM
I thought and was told that 850 watts would be more than enough to support my system.. Was i wrong? Do I need to
get a 1000 watt supply or did it just take a *** for no reason?
Someone please help me with this before I go out and buy another POWER SUPPLY...
For an 850 watter, the best buy is the 10.0 performance rated (per jonnyguru) Antec CP-850 but its CPX form factor limits it to just 4 Antec cases. The Antec HCG and HCP series generally garner a 9.5 as does the corsair TX V2 Series. However the XFX Core Editions get the same 9.5 rating as these and the 850 watter can be had for just $90 on newegg