I don't have my build complete yet but here it is.
Mobo- MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3)
CPU- I5 2500k
GPU- xfx HD6850
PSU- Corsair TX650 V2
Case- Xion AXP970-001BK Predator Gaming Mid-Tower Case
RAM- Corsair vengeance 2x4gb DDR3 1600MHz
after market cpu cooler- cooler master hyper 212 evo
My question is this:
I own one xfx hd 6850(requires two 6 pin pci-e connectors), I am thinking about ordering in another but sadly my tx650 only has two 6 pin connectors. I was thinking of ordering another that only requires one 6 pin and using a 2xmolex to 6 pin pcie(which is what I am sketchy about), Will this be nice and stable? It would be my cheaper and preferred option.
Or I could TRY and sell off my current 6850 and go for maybe a gtx 570(1280mb version).
Does the 6850 run really hot in crossfire?
Also does the HIS come with a crossfire bridge? The xfx was the worst, 2 six pin no molex adapter no crossfire bridge, nadda.
Also I am a little afraid to overclock, mostly just on the cpu, I probably won't overclock the gpu's unless I upgrade to water cooling later.