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On a 600 watt PSU? Okay.... Good luck with that.

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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

I built his rig in to the PCPart picker site to the closest specs(i5 2500 instead of i5 2500k) with the addition of the SSD and the 2x 7950 and it came up to 540w. Now if he has anything else in his rig that he did not list then you are right.

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Originally Posted by jameyscott View Post

It only has 2 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors.. So, it will only support one.

I just redid it. Forgot to add the motherboard in my last calculations. Motherboard requires at least another 50w of power. Takes the total to 605w. So drop the 7950s and get a 7970 instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $464.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-05 19:16 EDT-0400)

As for the PCI-e situmation (yes I spelled it wrong on purpose) I have only 2 of those connectors with mine as well. But the GPU companies send you those happy little 4 pin molex to 6/8pin adapters for a reason. I am using them on my psu right now to power 2x GPUs. 1x HD7950 and 1x GTX560SE
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post #12 of 15
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I just redid it. Forgot to add the motherboard in my last calculations. Motherboard requires at least another 50w of power. Takes the total to 605w. So drop the 7950s and get a 7970 instead.

As for the PCI-e situmation (yes I spelled it wrong on purpose) I have only 2 of those connectors with mine as well. But the GPU companies send you those happy little 4 pin molex to 6/8pin adapters for a reason. I am using them on my psu right now to power 2x GPUs. 1x HD7950 and 1x GTX560SE

He could always downclock them a little. Or at least under volt them. Although that's pushing that poor little PSU pretty hard. I agree. A single 7970 would be his best option unless he wants to spend a little more and get a new PSU.
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Didn't think about the powersupply. I am now considering getting just 1 HD7950 and the new Corsair K70 MXBlues. what do you guys think?
post #14 of 15
I might be crazy but does anyone else take that as a sign to Upgrade PSU?

with 500$ a quality PSU, SSD and a 7950 could be had easily. I just dont follow parts and upgrades enough to exactly what to suggest.

That being said, I love my Crucial M4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

And Sapphire 7950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

Although those 2 put you at your max budget. I'm sure the gurus here can lead you in a slightly better direction. Only real bummer is that 7950's were hovering around the 200$ mark in the last 1-2 weeks hopefully they get back to that point soon...
post #15 of 15
He doesn't need to upgrade his PSU to have just one card. That's why it's kinda a rock and a hard place. No matter what a single 7950 will be an absolutely huge upgrade over what he has now.
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