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this is been buggin me fore a while and i've done many,many,many searches and only came to a single peice of info to see what i can expect but, its not what im lookin for exactly.

what im asking is a 6870 on Xfire oc'd at a 980mhz-1050mhz(if the cards will go that high, i know each card has it's limitations and won't always reach such speeds and be stable) on each card on there GPU run so on and so forth with memory being OC'd to on a Corsair 750TX (rated at 60Amps) im not gonna oc the Proccessor cause at 3.5ghz(Phenom II 970) it shouldn't bottleneck the cards i would think..


the brand i plan on using is the Asus 6870 DirectCU, i know it's factory overclocked as is but i figure get alittle more out of it for alittle bit better performance. every little bit of performance helps.
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post #2 of 11
Corsair 750TX will be enough
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post #3 of 11
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thanks, i hope so cause i'd hate to get the power supply and being told i need to get a higher wattage one, it would of been a waste of money sooo figure i'd come here and ask before purchasing anything to be sure.
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post #4 of 11
my sig rig (both overclocked with lots of fans with leds, ccfls and accessories) only reads about 198watts at idle and less than 500w at full load via watt meter. a good 600w would be enough trust me
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well then i guess the 750 will give me room for future stuff i can add later, great.

actually more then great.. perfect
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post #6 of 11
750w would be more than enough. heck you can even add a physx card no prob
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nah XD it wouldn't be neccessarly entirely atleast not to me
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post #8 of 11
Yes, that will be enough, look at my sig rig and with that I get +- 650watt usage with Unigene. I will confirm this later as I checked that about a week ago
    
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post #9 of 11
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oooo..well 600-650 or under on watts is what i was lookin for so atleast now i can relax about that ..

now i just gotta worry bout bottlenecks if one is found ....
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post #10 of 11
i am using corsair tx 650 for my crossfire..cpu 4.0ghz gpus 1000 mem 1120 already overclocked..it seems fine..
    
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