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Help with upgrading my setup >.<

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Hey all!

I don't have as much time to peruse the forums and keep up to date as I once did, however, I still have decided that it is time for an upgrade!

I purchased 3 Gigabyte 6950's and am going to flash them to 6970's. My questions are as follows:

Is my current PSU in my sig rig large enough to handle that? (I also have two new 2TB HDD's coming in as well)

Is there a specific mobo that pairs exceptionally well with xfire scaling/6xxx series that I should know about/get?

I am thinking about watercooling my setup (except the gfx cards), if doing this would that change the PSU requirement for my rig?


Thanks again in advance I appreciate the collective knowledge shared among those here that I get to gleen.
    
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i7 950 d0 Stepping OC'd to 4.2Ghz 100% Stable EVGA E758-A1 LGA 1366 3x 6950's Unlocked to 6970's and OC'd to 950 Mhz CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 @ 1600Mhz 
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X25 SSD 80GB - OS, 2x 2TB Hitachis Data Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2233rz 120 Hz! Gear Head Wireless 
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post #2 of 5
Your PSU should be fine as long as it runs at the rated wattage, even with watercooling.
    
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Your PSU is enough to power Tri-fire of 6950, even if you water cool it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2630QM HM67 B3 03RG89 GeForce GT 555M 3GB w/ TV Tuner Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz@1600 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
90GB Corsair Force 3 SSD Sata III 750GB WD Scorpion Black 7200RPM Toshiba DVD+ROM Custom Cooler 4x120 - 1800RPM fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium 17" 3D Full HD 1080p Microsoft Gaming X4 9Cell Battery/150W AC Adapter 
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Roccat Kone+ MAX Roccat Sense High Precision SB X-Fi 
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Xeon X3230 3.3@1.23v DFI LP UT X48-T2R XFX GTX285 1GB DDR3 [BlackEdition] 4x2GB G.Skill PI 8800 1100Mhz 
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150GB(RaptorX)/500GB(SG)//640GB ADATA SH93 DVD-ROM NEC EK Supreme HF (Copper+Plexi) Water Block Swiftech Micro Res. V2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Rad 240 EK DCP 4.0 Pump Swiftech NB block 6x120mm Fans (2xCoolink Swift 120P, 2xArctic Co... 
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 Philips 20" 200WP7ES MS Sidewinder X6 XFX 850w Core Edition 
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HAF 932 MS Sidewinder Gaming A4Tech X7 Gaming Bernstein DFI UT 
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Q9550 2.83@1.25v Asus P5Q-E GeForce GTS 250 2x2 GB Corsair XMS2 CL5 1066Mhz 
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Dell XPS L702x
(16 items)
 
Xeon System Rig
(20 items)
 
Office Rig
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2630QM HM67 B3 03RG89 GeForce GT 555M 3GB w/ TV Tuner Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz@1600 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
90GB Corsair Force 3 SSD Sata III 750GB WD Scorpion Black 7200RPM Toshiba DVD+ROM Custom Cooler 4x120 - 1800RPM fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium 17" 3D Full HD 1080p Microsoft Gaming X4 9Cell Battery/150W AC Adapter 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone+ MAX Roccat Sense High Precision SB X-Fi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3230 3.3@1.23v DFI LP UT X48-T2R XFX GTX285 1GB DDR3 [BlackEdition] 4x2GB G.Skill PI 8800 1100Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
150GB(RaptorX)/500GB(SG)//640GB ADATA SH93 DVD-ROM NEC EK Supreme HF (Copper+Plexi) Water Block Swiftech Micro Res. V2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Rad 240 EK DCP 4.0 Pump Swiftech NB block 6x120mm Fans (2xCoolink Swift 120P, 2xArctic Co... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 Philips 20" 200WP7ES MS Sidewinder X6 XFX 850w Core Edition 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF 932 MS Sidewinder Gaming A4Tech X7 Gaming Bernstein DFI UT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83@1.25v Asus P5Q-E GeForce GTS 250 2x2 GB Corsair XMS2 CL5 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x500GB Hitachi LG DVD-RAM Windows XP 64bit SP2 2x Samsung 920N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Compaq 500W Fortron Asus Vento A9 MicroSoft Sidewinder Gaming 
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post #4 of 5
People crossfire on a 650w, so with a 1000w you should have no problem
post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the responses guys, any word about the Mobo's? I assume mine should be fine, but just checking.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 d0 Stepping OC'd to 4.2Ghz 100% Stable EVGA E758-A1 LGA 1366 3x 6950's Unlocked to 6970's and OC'd to 950 Mhz CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25 SSD 80GB - OS, 2x 2TB Hitachis Data Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2233rz 120 Hz! Gear Head Wireless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W Modular Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis Razer Hard Pad Gaming Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 d0 Stepping OC'd to 4.2Ghz 100% Stable EVGA E758-A1 LGA 1366 3x 6950's Unlocked to 6970's and OC'd to 950 Mhz CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25 SSD 80GB - OS, 2x 2TB Hitachis Data Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2233rz 120 Hz! Gear Head Wireless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W Modular Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis Razer Hard Pad Gaming Pad 
  hide details  
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