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Hey,

I would like to add 2 AMD HD 5850s to my crunching rig. Do I have enough connectors and enough watts to run everything?

MB: Intel Skulltrail DX5400xs
CPU: Dual e5410 Quad Core Processors @stock
Current GPU: AMD HD 3650

Power Supply: Corsair HX850 (This is the model from 2008, not the new V2 model)

Potential GPU Upgrade: Dual Overclocked AMD HD 5850s

Thanks
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post #2 of 5
You have plenty of power and power connecters to run those cards with a HX850. You won't have a problem.
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as said above, yes you have enough power and more than enough PCIe connectors should have 3 PCIe cables with 2 x 6+2pin connectors on each.. just look at all them connects you have smile.gif
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post #4 of 5
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Thanks for the replies, this makes me more comfortable about not having an issue. I'm actually not in the same location as the hardware so I am having a friend add the GPUs to my rig. I work remotely with it

The reason I was worried about the connectors was that each 5850 takes 2 (6pin) cables and the motherboard requires extra connectors to power both CPUs.
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Originally Posted by granno21 View Post

Thanks for the replies, this makes me more comfortable about not having an issue. I'm actually not in the same location as the hardware so I am having a friend add the GPUs to my rig. I work remotely with it

The reason I was worried about the connectors was that each 5850 takes 2 (6pin) cables and the motherboard requires extra connectors to power both CPUs.

ohhhhh, well for the graphics cards you are fine but you only get 1 x 8 pin EPS Connector AKAIK in which by the looks of the board you need 2 x 8pin
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Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
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1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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