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Yes i know six way xfire isn't real, but at some point in the near future, depending on certain factors, a second 6990 will be joining my current 6990 and 5970 all in one case.

What I'm wondering is will my current PSU be enough to handle all these? They recommend 1200W just for quad fire, so I'm kind of leaning towards selling and going all out with the Silverstone 1500W PSU

My PSU has enough connectors, although I'd have to use my two 6 to 8 pin adapters. I still am getting the feeling 1200W wouldn't be enough to power these when they're running at 100%.

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First off, why would you use all those in the same system? Second off, no, I don't believe so. You will need at least a 1500w for all that.
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He's doing something . I would get a 1200W (probably AX1200) and then a 2nd PSU dedicated for the other GPUs
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I smell Bitcoin farm... And I would go with the Silverstone 1500
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I don't think 1200w will be enough for three dual gpu cards. What are you planning on doing with all that graphics horsepower? I mean, most games won't take advantage of 4 gpus, and nvidia tends to be king when it comes to folding.
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Quote:
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I don't think 1200w will be enough for three dual gpu cards. What are you planning on doing with all that graphics horsepower? I mean, most games won't take advantage of 4 gpus, and nvidia tends to be king when it comes to folding.
I'm pretty sure he will be doing Bitcoin. It definitely favors ATI and it can make you some good money if you don't pay for electricity.
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i thought we werent allowed to talk about this...
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I think it'd be ok if we don't discuss about what he would be using for, and focus more on suggesting him a suitable PSU .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
i thought we werent allowed to talk about this...
We aren't... However, OP did not mention anything about bitcoin, people responding did.

Please refrain from talking about this program, as it is forbid on ocn.
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