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Does anyone know whats the needed power supply requirement for 4x 7970? I am asking for a friend..

Would a 1200W Gold Power Supply be enough? or need the 1500 Power Supply?
 
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For everyday use this would be a nice solution


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194092


For benching you would need two of these ........... thumb.gif
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Does anyone know whats the needed power supply requirement for 4x 7970? I am asking for a friend..

Would a 1200W Gold Power Supply be enough? or need the 1500 Power Supply?


For mild to moderate overclock, get the 1500w MaxRevo. For extreme overclcoking + CPU he will need 2 PSUs.

 

Trust the real world user experience http://www.overclock.net/t/1186014/how-to-distribute-load-on-enermax-maxrevo-1500w#post_15974914

 

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Why oh why would you spend near $6000 on graphics.

- EDIT - year probably nearer 3000 thumb.gif
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post #5 of 31
Wouldnt it be more like $2500?
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post #7 of 31
They have a bit more higher power consumption then HD 6970 but that being said when in CF 1200W is more then enough.
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post #8 of 31
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For mild to moderate overclock, get the 1500w MaxRevo. For extreme overclcoking + CPU he will need 2 PSUs.

 

Trust the real world user experience http://www.overclock.net/t/1186014/how-to-distribute-load-on-enermax-maxrevo-1500w#post_15974914

 


This.


Hmm, I've been thinking of sending back my brand new but slightly faulty Galaxy Evo 1250 instead of waiting for it's replacement from Amazon. Been eyeing that 1500w Silverstone lolz. Whatcha think Ken, dooeet?
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If you hate seing another PSU dangling outside the case then get a MaxRevo 1,500w but take it easy with the Quad. Once you play with the 7970s clocks, the power draw is out of equation.

 

I had burnt many things during my PC life due to PSUs.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

If you hate seing another PSU dangling outside the case then get a MaxRevo 1,500w but take it easy with the Quad. Once you play with the 7970s clocks, the power draw is out of equation.

 

I had burnt many things during my PC life due to PSUs.


I haven't seen any reviews on the Maxrevo 1500w. On JG's site, he liked the Maxrevo 1350w but it wasn't the best at regulation. JG on the other hand gushed over the Silverstone... so I dunno.
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