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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by xz3rorom3o View Post
maybe you should sell your CF setup and get the one on sale at newegg right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102809

$280 after rebate...free shipping. Contemplating doing the same.....haha
Hmmm....

Would I need to upgrade my PSU if I were to grab myself one of those? 650W should be able to handle a 4850X2 right?
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post #12 of 41
It should

What annoys me, is that the 4850X2 is $500 here in canada. Thats only about $80 less than the 4870X2.
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post #13 of 41
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lol as i'd like to say

"typical"

the specs on newegg "require" a 650w PSU, but do you guys think my 630W volcano would work fine? I'd like to consider it high quality especially from when I bought it, and i haven't had any problems with it. here are the specs:

DC Output Current
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
-12V
+5Vsb

Total Output Wattage
10A/5A
30.0A
50.0A
18.0A
18.0A
1.0A
2.5A

630W
It's not a 'real' 630w PSU, they put an unnecessary amount of amperage on the 3.3 and 5v lines, while the 12v is left in the dark. That particular PSU is about equal to a 450w by any reputable company (corsair, PCP&C, antec, etc) So no, you will not be able to run any more than a single card on it.

Raidmax makes shoddy PSUs to begin with and I can tell you from experience that particular PSU will blow on you eventually, possibly taking some things with it. I'd replace it ASAP.
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post #14 of 41
I picked one of these up a few days ago. great card. i dont have the 8.12's installed though. i should do that when i get home
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Typical traditional ATi behavior...great engineering and horrible driver support.
Horrible drivers for Nvidia-sponsored games namely.
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post #16 of 41
Even though the 4870X2 and now 4850X2 are pounding the 280 in Crysis.
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According to TigerDirect, 600W PSU is just enough but to be safe, go for something 600+ (e.g. 650W is a safe bet).
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It's not a 'real' 630w PSU, they put an unnecessary amount of amperage on the 3.3 and 5v lines, while the 12v is left in the dark. That particular PSU is about equal to a 450w by any reputable company (corsair, PCP&C, antec, etc) So no, you will not be able to run any more than a single card on it.

Raidmax makes shoddy PSUs to begin with and I can tell you from experience that particular PSU will blow on you eventually, possibly taking some things with it. I'd replace it ASAP.
huh?
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huh?
Can't really explain it in much more detail than that.
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Are the mounting holes on these the same as 4870x2's as far as full cover water blocks are concerned? In the UK these are only a little bit more expensive than a GTX260 216 so I am tempted to pick up a pair.
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