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Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
Yeah but 1000 watts is sorta overkill for a single 3870 x2 lol
Hell yeah, I'm saving for a 2nd GPU atm Just bought the power supply in advance. And at least I'm not stressing my PSU
But like I said, there are smaller models in the series (with less wattage) that are just as reliable and they all have 8-pin dedicated connectors.

EDIT: Hurray for typos >.>
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Originally Posted by Wattes View Post
Hell yeah, I'm saving for a 2nd GPU atm Just bought the power supply in advance. And at least I'm not stressing my PSU
But like I said, there are smaller models in the series (with less wattage) that are just as reliable and they all have 8-pin dedicated connectors.

EDIT: Hurray for typos >.>
Yeah it was a good idea to buy the PSU in advance, although even if enterprise was getting 2 3870x2s I'd recommend a 750 watt silverstone over a 1000 watt psu, I mean you can't really justify spending another £150 on 250 watts which you won't need, the 3870x2 uses roughly the same power as a 2900 XT and my PSU can run two 2900 XTs (just about) so a 750 watt silverstone would be a good option for enterprise as it would leave room for him to grab another 3870x2 down the line and still have some leeway on his psu.

Edit: Ah nvm, I misread your post slightly, I've never heard of "Be quiet" PSU's so I can't really comment there, however if I were enterprise I'd just go for the well trusted name that is silverstone.
    
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post #13 of 21
With that card, I would recommend this:

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Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
Edit: Ah nvm, I misread your post slightly, I've never heard of "Be quiet" PSU's so I can't really comment there, however if I were enterprise I'd just go for the well trusted name that is silverstone.
Well, even tho I know everyone here swears by Silverstones, I really like the Be Quiet models, they are very reliable & very quiet (hence the name ). 2 reviews I found quickly @ google (I'm sure there are plenty more), they are kinda expensive tho:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/448/1
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/...000W/index.php
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post #15 of 21
PC Power @ Cooling Silencer 750 ATi CrossFire Edition.
It has the 8pin plugs, as it was designed for 2900XT CrossFire.
I'm sure it would be more than enough juice.
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Been running mine on a 520HX since day 1.
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post #17 of 21
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Been running mine on a 520HX since day 1.
Yeah that psu is amazing too, would run a single 3870x2 perfectly, and its modular
    
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post #18 of 21
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Thanks guys and yeah I am only looking in the 700watt range. I will not require anything more.
post #19 of 21
A Corsair tx650 would be more than enough.
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post #20 of 21
750 is enough for 2 2900XT, so 2 HD 3870x2, for sure its enough.
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