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Seeing as prices on the 5850 are coming down now (~£80 on ebay for a used one) im thinking of going CF.
In the next few days im going to be upgrading to -
i5-2500k (Getting it to 4.8ghz i hope!)
Asus P8P67 LE

My current PSU is hyper type-M 580w.
Would i be able to run a crossfire rig with that CPU and mobo without a hitch or should i upgrade to a 6970/gtx 580?

Thanks,
Amik.


ps. My first day back here in 5 months!
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well 2x5850's at stock pull as much as a single 580 and a 6970 pull a bit less i'd say either way it should be ok
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Hiya, I run my rig (sig) with a ANTEC TP650 at the moment while i wait on the delivery ofANTEC 1000W Quattro - they are both flashed to 6970 specs and my TP-650 is great.... no problems atall..

just to give you a comparison..
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1 thing.. i think there has been a recall on all 6-Series Chips.... so be carfull... before ordering a P67 MOBO
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Yes i read about that, the connectors burn out or something.
Any idea when the next batch is out?
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I was seeing that they are going to start shipping in march so likley april.... so i would hold off... but thats just me being carefull with my cash !
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Thats crazy...
Maybe ill get a pre-overclocked bundle from 3XS so i can get a refund should it all go bottoms up
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but you might want to take a look at amd bulldozer which is expected round the same time as the Sandy relaunch
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4146/g...cement-program

well atleast you would be in safe hands with Gigabyte...

Also, im waiting on the real benchies that that bulldozer will bring, will be interesting to see before i start spending again...
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And i assume my power supply would support the amount of volts/amps that crossfire requires?
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