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Sapphire 6850's xfire?

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February 3, 2012 9:19:24 PM

Hey. I was wondering if this rig will support 2 6850's running in xfire. thanks in advance :) 

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hdd: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EY5F5C/ref=ox_sc_a...
case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...
processor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056D5AMY/ref=ox_sc_a...
6850: http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-E...

I know all these parts won't effect the graphics card but I figure you can't be too careful :)  also, will the HAF 912 fit everything? (2 6850's)
thx :) 

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February 3, 2012 9:40:40 PM

i think you may need a more powerful PSU depends on the amps but i think that one only has 1 set of vga power leads anyway
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February 3, 2012 10:17:14 PM

Most sources say you need at least 650w for two of those, but I think you should be fine. i would not try to overclock them or anything. You do have the connectors required.
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February 3, 2012 10:18:01 PM

Yup but just be aware that it will run CF @ 16x/4x but I hear 68xx series and above are optimized so as to mitigate the negative effects to an acceptable margin of error and you PSU will be more than enough 6850 draws 127watts max power draw under load.
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February 3, 2012 10:19:31 PM

tlmck said:
Most sources say you need at least 650w for two of those, but I think you should be fine. i would not try to overclock them or anything. You do have the connectors required.

1 6pin power connecter for one 6850 = 127watts max power draw per card = 600watts PSU of good quality is just fine.
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February 3, 2012 10:35:22 PM

Gordon Freeman said:
1 6pin power connecter for one 6850 = 127watts max power draw per card = 600watts PSU of good quality is just fine.


Yes, but I was more concerned by his slightly lower than average amps available on the +12v rail.
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February 3, 2012 10:42:50 PM

tlmck said:
Yes, but I was more concerned by his slightly lower than average amps available on the +12v rail.

80+ bronze PSU like the quality Seasonic one in question has 576watts on the +12v rail and 24amps which is plenty being CF 6850 would only need just under half of the max out put the +12v rail can output on this PSU. 6850 just sip the juice and you could get away with allot less on it.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 4, 2012 1:06:47 AM

the 6850 draws about 120 watts on full load, 2 is fine on 620 watts seasonic.
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February 4, 2012 1:10:34 AM

esrever said:
the 6850 draws about 120 watts on full load, 2 is fine on 620 watts seasonic.


ok. so it is or is not worth the extra $20?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 4, 2012 1:35:40 AM

I'd take the seasonic over the OCZ even if they were the same price.
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February 4, 2012 2:47:29 AM

esrever said:
I'd take the seasonic over the OCZ even if they were the same price.


ok. thanks I guess that finishes it. ill get the seasonic and the gpu's probably on monday :) 
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 4, 2012 3:57:50 AM

2 6850 is overkill for that, 1 is enough to max like every game.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 4, 2012 3:59:33 AM

better to buy a 6870 and a better monitor
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February 4, 2012 4:20:09 AM

esrever said:
2 6850 is overkill for that, 1 is enough to max like every game.



Max like every game... ur on the wrong fuggen planet... maybe at 640x480 lol
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 4, 2012 5:09:00 AM

how many games can't be max'ed with a 6850 at 1366x768?
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February 4, 2012 7:17:43 AM

esrever said:
how many games can't be max'ed with a 6850 at 1366x768?

You can play on maxed settings but that doesn't mean you will always have 60fps on one 6850 @ even 720p 2x 6850 is golden @ up to 1080p tho.
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February 4, 2012 11:54:04 AM

esrever said:
how many games can't be max'ed with a 6850 at 1366x768?


Well you can max out most games with it at around 6 fps
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February 4, 2012 1:20:55 PM

I max out Darksiders 2 on a 5670 with 30 fps.

??? drivers fkd up man
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February 11, 2012 2:54:29 AM

Well Got all the parts and only one 6850 to start. I put it all together and Ill look at the performance ommorow and see if another one in xfire is worth it.
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