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thanks for the quick response, how about from this list.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286767%20600286740&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207970

like the HIS, thought those were unlocked right? 925hz is ref
    
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if you can't wait and don't mind the blue pcb, then this will work . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-008&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3

you can consult the members in this thread, too . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-7990-owners-thread
Edited by rdr09 - 3/19/13 at 6:31pm
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k after looking at the total for two 7970s and realizing i could get a titan or 7990 for a bit more, i went with two 7950s.

think my ax650 will handle it? biggrin.gif

power consumption for 7950s is 200 plus 125 for cpu, ssd is like 2watts, 7 led fans, h100

so at minimum 525 plus ram and the rest of the stuff above i think it might actually be ok
    
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not sure about that 650w i tried xfire on my 700w and it seems to work fine at stock

same settings , hybrid xfire all stock.



i am happy cause no stuttering at all, though, i was expecting higher numbers. may have to tweak it a little. i play at 1080. maybe a little higher oc on the cpu will do the trick.

gl to you and +rep - you pushed me to try these things.
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k after looking at the total for two 7970s and realizing i could get a titan or 7990 for a bit more, i went with two 7950s.

think my ax650 will handle it? biggrin.gif

power consumption for 7950s is 200 plus 125 for cpu, ssd is like 2watts, 7 led fans, h100

so at minimum 525 plus ram and the rest of the stuff above i think it might actually be ok

I wouldn't trust it. That setup can pull a bit of juice, two 7950's aren't exactly the most 'green' cards out there, especially if you do any overclocking at all. If you are willing to shell out that much money, what's a little more to invest in a proper, safe, power source for that whole investment?
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Well I'm going to push it before I buy a new one lol. 525 is correct at full load and the rest of the hardware doesn't draw much.

If not ill just grab a seasonic or corsair 850ish
    
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Well I'm going to push it before I buy a new one lol. 525 is correct at full load and the rest of the hardware doesn't draw much.

Your choice. Just never understood the idea in investing a ton of money in hardware, then deciding to cheap out in the short term and push the power supply to it's limits and risk all of that hardware. wink.gif

- a 8120 @ 4.3ghz is pulling way more juice then you think (even if you plan to upgrade this is what you are putting the 650 on in the short term)
- you have watercooling pumps+fan pulling juice
- two 7950's are power hungry
- all other accessories still pull a good deal of power

Your choice thumb.gif
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My dear sweeties;
I ran my HD7970's on an Antec TPN-650w before I picked up my X760. The 650w is sitting in another PC, perfectly happy and willing to do much more work. I'm pretty sure an AX650 can handle 2 7950's (better PSU, lower power GPUs).

PS
For those huge BF3 servers, you should concentrate on memory OCing more than the core OC. You don't necessarily need alot of memory, but it should be fast.
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Your choice. Just never understood the idea in investing a ton of money in hardware, then deciding to cheap out in the short term and push the power supply to it's limits and risk all of that hardware. wink.gif
Your choice thumb.gif

I couldn't agree more.

Exactly why I settled on a CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000w when I went SLI on my system.

Overkill maybe, but I'd rather buy a high-quality PSU with tons of overhead, over a cheaper choice and push it to its limits.
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i built this pc from jan to the beginning of march. and now i know a ton more since i joined this forum and realized its a piece of ****. so now, im willing to take the hit and flip the parts i bought and get correct hardware. so im not investing in a bunch of cards and skimping on everything else, im salvaging what i did wrong. if that psu handles it, it stays, and i think it will. if not, it goes to ebay and i buy an 850. then i either ditch the mobo cpu ram and find a new setup or wait for next gen or just grab an 8350 and ebay the 8120 as its been suggested so many times now.

these on the other hand were good choices
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