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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
You'd be fine even with Crossfire, and could maybe manage Tri-fire at a stretch (though I wouldn't recommend it).
Nah, CrossFire is sorta overkill for me anyways...but I wanted to try it!

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Originally Posted by Demented View Post
Can online PSU calculators be trusted? Because according to one, I need minimum of 578w and recommended 628w. I have an Antec TP-750 Blue that is 80+ bronze, and am upgrading to SB this week.

Will I have enough power?
Yes and no. They can't be trusted to provide completely accurate results. They can be trusted in that using one the chances of your getting a PSU that is NOT capable of powering your system is somewhere between slim and none because they always over estimate how much you need. They might say you need a 750 watt when all you need is a 550. Trusting them you would end up with a bigger psu than you need, but you would for sure have one that is big enough. That is assuming tha you got a QUALITY psu of the recommended wattage instead of some piece of crap like a DiabloTek or other highly over rated psu.
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I learned a bit from this thread. Rep to all who taught me something
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It's depressing, because I could easily run Tri-Fire, but Zalman decided to only include 4 6+2-pin Only downside. Wattage is just one side of the story; Amps is another very large chapter. Most people only look at watts, but if it can't provide the necessary current, it can be mistaken for a PSU that should be 650w, not 550w, that might as well have the same or less Amps on 12v rails.
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