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I usually have no problems estimating PSUs for Nvidia cards, but have absolutely no clue with AMDs.

Will a
stock clocked i7 960
x58 Sabertooth
Sapphire 5850 Xtreme CFX

12Gb Dominator RAM
Noctua NH U12

run on a HX650?

And can anyone tell me if these 2 cards in sandwich, will create a lot of temps and noise issues, because these will be in a Fractal Define R3 case with all fans slots filled. And am aiming to create a silent, fast build
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 10/19/11 at 5:54am
    
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post #2 of 21
Yep.

Those cards are very efficient. No problem at all.
    
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hmmm

at stock yes...

with lots of overclocking...risky...(cpu @ 4.8ghz gpu @ 850mhz each
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
I usually have no problems estimating PSUs for Nvidia cards, but have absolutely no clue with AMDs.

Will a
stock clocked i7 960
x58 Sabertooth
Sapphire 5850 Xtreme CFX

12Gb Dominator RAM
Noctua NH U12

run on a HX650?

And can anyone tell me if these 2 cards in sandwich, will create a lot of temps and noise issues, because these will be in a Fractal Define R3 case with all fans slots filled. And am aiming to create a silent, fast build
You still have headroom to crossfire another 5850.

Before somebody jump in and to tell me to talk to PSU god again, my rule for PSU is x2 of what my system draw on full load and never stress the PSU 50% of its continuos rating.
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Thank you guys. Am planning to create a new rig with the spare parts (CPU,PSU,MOBO,cooler)

Will a 5850 CFX be good for modern games at 1080p? And how loud will they get in sandwich? As they seem to still be very good cards, but there is nobody recommending them anymore, even though these are just cheap (more than 100 dollars less than the 560ti)

Thanks for the help.
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 10/18/11 at 2:22am
    
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UDPATE: changed title of post to new question
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
Thank you guys. Am planning to create a new rig with the spare parts (CPU,PSU,MOBO,cooler)

Will a 5850 CFX be good for modern games at 1080p? And how loud will they get in sandwich? As they seem to still be very good cards, but there is nobody recommending them anymore, even though these are just cheap (more than 100 dollars less than the 560ti)

Thanks for the help.
Yes it is. Just don't expect to run Metro 2033 and Crysis 2 DX11 HR all Ultra to max all available settings. I won't be able to max it out with 4x 2GB GPUs at 1920x1200. Metro2033 not so much because I have a dedicated PPU.

They are not loud as each will aprox consumes 150w.
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/18/11 at 2:31am
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post #9 of 21
just installed my hd5850 today and iv maxxed out all my games at 1080P never getting below 60FPS. I just sold my GTX295(my one 5850 kills it IMO) to buy a second HD5850
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Nice, as these cards in CFX seem to be more powerful than the GTX 580 and about the same cost as a 560ti Hawk. It's a pity its more or less out of production.

@the ocho, what games do you play though? As the 1Gb of Vram seems abit worrying considering how many games are using more than 1Gb and is choking a GTX570 even.
    
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