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About to pull the trigger on x2 7950s,


Will I be able to crossfire them with this psu without buying anything extra?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017




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That PSU is definitely enough.

But why are you jumping into crossfire, especially with a 7950? It's a great card, don't get me wrong, but why not buy a single card for about the price of 2x 7950's, and crossfire/SLI that later. Then you won't have to deal with all the excess heat, power consumption, and dual card problems.
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Yes.
From the spec on the cards page

500 Watt Power Supply is required
850WattPower Supply is recommended for CrossFireX System
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post #4 of 12
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That PSU is definitely enough.

But why are you jumping into crossfire, especially with a 7950? It's a great card, don't get me wrong, but why not buy a single card for about the price of 2x 7950's, and crossfire/SLI that later. Then you won't have to deal with all the excess heat, power consumption, and dual card problems.


i'm going into 1440p and a single 7970 cant run my games at 60+ at highest settings. figured 2x 7950s would be best since my frame rates would be way higher.

Also newegg isint selling a decent dual dvi 7970, saphirres are all out of stock/overpriced.

2x 7950s with 2 free games for 600$ seemed like my best option.
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What 7950 cards if i may ask?
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What 7950 cards if i may ask?

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Oh that tiny link did not see anyway not bad cards go for it
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I have two 7950s and they are truly awesome. Running on a 750W psu so your PSU is more than enough. I play at 1080p and can play any game absoolutely maxed at 120+ fps. BF3 I get 140-150 fps on ultra @ 1080p, so you should have no problems running at 1440p 60+fps. By far biggest bang for buck, these cards will last you years to come. Do it, you wont regret it.
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Hey!

I'd do it.
I love my 2 7950's. They OC like beasts.
7950 CrossFire OC'd can be as good, or better, than standard 680 SLI.
For example, I get 89,8 fps running Valley benchmark in Extreme HD preset.
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