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How to tell if PSU is capable of Crossfire

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June 6, 2012 11:23:30 PM

I was looking at a couple power supplies but both said SLI ready or certified but did not mention Crossfire. Can I onle get power supplies that state that they are ready or certified or is there something that I can look for to be able to tell if the power supply will fit me needs?

Is there a difference between Crossfire Ready and Crossfire Certified?

I saw this one on sale for $59.99 but unfamiliar with the brand. Anyone know if it is any good or if the brand is any good? Will it work well for me?

Current setup so far:
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
Radeon HD 6850 - Would like to have option to Crossfire in the future if needed.
Crucial SSD M4 256GB
i7-2600K Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Te...


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June 7, 2012 12:18:31 AM

crossfire ready means it should be able to run crossfire. crossfire certified means its tested. if it can run crossfire, it can run SLI and vice versa frankly all the above are marketing terms and mean nothing other then handing AMD/Nvidia money for a certification. your best bet would be independent review sites like jonny guru or hardware secrets to see if a PSU can really deliver its power. luckily that NZXT is a very good PSU and more then enough power for you. you won't break 400w running dual 6850s.

the NZXT 82 platform is very well reviewed and while 750w is overkill for you, for that price that PSU is an outstanding deal after MIR

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-850-...

total system power will be under 400w gaming with dual 6850s


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June 7, 2012 12:23:49 AM

Looks like a good deal. 750 watts, as ct1615 said, is overkill, I could run my 6950s on that and have room to OC the CPU and GPUs (I've had them running on a 650 Corsair) NZXT is good, not top of the line manufacturer, but decent enough. AMD's 6000 range is quite power efficient too, so you'll be good to go.
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June 7, 2012 12:42:58 AM

FtsArTek said:
Looks like a good deal. 750 watts, as ct1615 said, is overkill, I could run my 6950s on that and have room to OC the CPU and GPUs (I've had them running on a 650 Corsair) NZXT is good, not top of the line manufacturer, but decent enough. AMD's 6000 range is quite power efficient too, so you'll be good to go.


NZXT is not a manufacturer, neither is corsair. they are a very good brand though, not well know as some others, but their PSUs are as good as many seasonic, corsairs pc power & cooling, & xfx PSUs. in fact, your corsair and the NZXT he linked probably use the exact same platform.
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June 7, 2012 1:43:09 AM

ct1615 said:
NZXT is not a manufacturer, neither is corsair. they are a very good brand though, not well know as some others, but their PSUs are as good as many seasonic, corsairs pc power & cooling, & xfx PSUs. in fact, your corsair and the NZXT he linked probably use the exact same platform.


Yeah, sorry, meant brand. And I have used NZXT, they're great, but I had to upgrade since and a Corsair was the way to go, it seemed - 4 years on it's still running great (the NZXT was put in another system and die just out of warranty, probably due to over-stressing)
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June 7, 2012 2:58:56 AM

Onus said:
HardwareSecrets just reviewed another NZXT though, and it was a huge leap backwards: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-N-65...



that's the N series. they use cheaper parts then the regular 82 series (linked by the OP) and are only rated to 35c. i would pass on them and agree, a step back from other offerings.
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