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I'm looking to upgrade to a X-fire setup from my single 7950 Vapor-X, do you guys have any suggestions as to which? Pros/Cons would help. Also, would I have sufficient power from my psu to run another card?
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as for your PSU:


it looks like the vaporX draws 23 watts more (each card) than the stock in the bench. even OVER estimating that the rest of your X6 1090t rig is drawing ~190 watts, you're fine with either.

i'd suggest another 7950 since you already have one. are you gaming @ 1080? (i see that in your sig)
Edited by looniam - 6/12/13 at 5:07pm
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The PSU you have is not really great
If you can spend money on two high end video cards you sould spend money on a mid or high end PSU as well

You have enough power yes but the Cosair CX series is not really that well made

For the video cards i say get two 7950 cards
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post #4 of 7
7950
post #5 of 7
7950s will give you better bang for your buck.
These are only $280 each and have 7970 PCBs, you can OC them nicely (7950s are less than 10% difference from 7970s clock-for-clock).

Additionaly if you're just using stock cooling, they'll be better for a CF setup since they won't dump heat all over each other.
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Ok, yes i'm at 1080, I was thinking about getting another Vapor-X like I already have
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Ok, yes i'm at 1080, I was thinking about getting another Vapor-X like I already have
that seems the most logical unless you were going to step up to 1440+ not that would be a deal breaker but 1080 seems to not need more than a 7950 Xfire . . .
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