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620W power supply enough for Xfire?

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a b ) Power supply
February 6, 2013 8:53:00 PM

Please, not a Cooler Master Silent Pro. I found out the hard way, their power supplies are crap.

I would be looking 650-700W. I would also be looking at manufacturers like Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, OCZ, Corsair. Others may be able to give you a few more to look at.
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a b ) Power supply
February 6, 2013 8:59:21 PM

For a pair of 7870's it will be fine. Its a decent quality PSU.
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a c 1176 ) Power supply
February 6, 2013 9:26:09 PM

For a system using two Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 600 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps or greater and have at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

You may find power supplies on the market that supply more than enough Wattage to run the system. However, some of them lack Sufficient Amperage capacity on the critical +12 Volt rail, which is necessary to properly power the critical components in the system (i.e. CPU and GPUs). This is the reason why graphics card manufacturers may overstate the power supply wattage, usually by at least 50 Watts, in an attempt to take into account some of those power supplies that have the weaker +12 Volt rail(s).

The Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W (RS-620-SPM2-E3-US), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 50 Amps and with four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with two Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode. This specific model is made by Seventeam. Some of the other Cooler Master PSU models made by Seventeam had a horrible reliability record and were discontinued and then replaced by models made by Enhance Electronics. I'm not saying that this model is bad. It hasn't been replaced so that must mean something.
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a c 288 ) Power supply
February 6, 2013 9:26:16 PM

goodoldneon22 said:
Is this power supply enough to power this crossfire build?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Core i5 3470
(2x) XFX Radeon 7870 2GB
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
8GB (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR 1600
MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard
BluRay drive


Thanks for the help


The silent pro's built by Enhance are good, this one is
made by Seventeam, a lot more iffy.

Tom
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February 6, 2013 9:57:15 PM

Do you guys have a PSU you'd recommend? Preferably <$70. I know nothing about PSUs...
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February 6, 2013 10:02:35 PM

Best answer selected by goodoldneon22.
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a c 1176 ) Power supply
February 6, 2013 10:07:18 PM

goodoldneon22 said:
Do you guys have a PSU you'd recommend? Preferably <$70. I know nothing about PSUs...

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650-M 650W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply for $79.99 ($69.99 after $10.00 rebate card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 6, 2013 10:39:43 PM

Purchased. Thanks
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