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R9 290 tricool crossfire overclocked to the max will seasonic x-series 850w gold be enough for that ?!

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will run those 2 new gpus in my sig rig with the overclock 3770k, thanks !

also how about 290X's too ?!
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I would feel comfortable with that. I personally can't see you pulling more than 600 from the wall gaming. More like 500. Now, running Prime95 and Furmark at the same time is another story.

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will run those 2 new gpus in my sig rig with the overclock 3770k, thanks !

also how about 290X's too ?!

 

Will you be overvolting the 290 or 290Xs too?

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Moved the thread over here to power supplies. thumb.gif
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Will you be overvolting the 290 or 290Xs too?

probably will try my luck up to 1200 core with over-volting will want to get the max out of those cards with that tri-cool cooling system rolleyes.gif

so yes i want a power-supply that will let me over-clock everything in that system to the moon, cbu, ram, gbus !!

note that my sig rig psu will be swapped out to serve in a 4 way gpu mining rig ...
Edited by invincible20xx - 3/6/14 at 10:58am
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probably will try my luck up to 1200 core with over-volting will want to get the max out of those cards with that tri-cool cooling system rolleyes.gif

so yes i want a power-supply that will let me over-clock everything in that system to the moon, cbu, mobo, gbus !!

note that my sig rig psu will be swapped out to serve in a 4 way gpu mining rig ...

850w would allow 1 highly overvolted card, and the rest of your system confortably, but 2 would not cut it. With +200mv on both of my 290x my power meter shows power draw in BF4 to be around 1000w from the wall, so thats around a 900w from the psu. Now furmark with cpu idle pushed that up to 1.2kw toss in prime95 and im up to around 1.4kw.

But then again my cpu draws 500w from the wall running prime by itself with cards idle.
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850w is not enough for 2 heavily oced 290s... At stock yes, not oced.

Another user tested a couple days ago his 2 290s which were overvolted, I believe he was pulling over 1kW from the wall.

I have seen over 325w for my one 290 alone, overall power usage with my 3770k at 4.8 and a water pump was around 550w at the wall with a 92% efficient PSU.
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post #9 of 42
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so what should i do ? if i get those 290/290x should i just keep my current 1250w unit ?!
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850w would allow 1 highly overvolted card, and the rest of your system confortably, but 2 would not cut it. With +200mv on both of my 290x my power meter shows power draw in BF4 to be around 1000w from the wall, so thats around a 900w from the psu. Now furmark with cpu idle pushed that up to 1.2kw toss in prime95 and im up to around 1.4kw.

But then again my cpu draws 500w from the wall running prime by itself with cards idle.

Woah!! Good God that's insane. I had no idea these types of setups were so power hungry. I assume this has been tested with a kill-a-watt meter?
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