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post #1 of 7
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Hi,

I am planning to go quadfire and now I only have 2x 3870s. So what I need is a 3870x2. Which one do you guys suggest?
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the HIS 3870x2 is the cheapest here in the UK. u could also wait untill the 4870's come out then the 3870x2's will drop in price.

also i think u might need a new PSU aswell, i dont think a raidmax 630w PSU will cope with 4 GPUs
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Yea speaking of PSU I just bought the Antec TPQ1000 http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ml#post3881897

I dont really want a cheap 3870x2. If you think about it, most of the sub $400 3870x2 have a single fan for 2 GPUs which is bad IMHO.
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post #4 of 7
try to find a Hd 3850x2
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121247 Looks good due to the dual fan cooler. I know nothing about the quality / customer support of ASUS video cards though.
    
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yep I ordered that one last night should be here tomorrow.
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post #7 of 7
Your current PSU doesn't have the power to run 4 GPUs. Get a PC Power and Cooling 750 CF edition, Corsair 750TX or a SilverStone DA750. The Antec 1000 you picked out may have more wattage, but you don't use it, so it's a waste. The Antec is of much lower quality than all the ones I mentioned.
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