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mate as long as you have the physical connections available, yep your power supply is adequate.

well the PSU came with 2x6 pins and 1x8 pin... so i would need to use the cables supplied to make the 2x6 pins needed for another 5830

also, please fill in ur system spec
    
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mate as long as you have the physical connections available, yep your power supply is adequate.

Where do you get your info? A psu can have all the connections it wants but if it's running cheap parts (like the Ultra) it will blow out if you use them.
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mate as long as you have the physical connections available, yep your power supply is adequate.

No, no, not at all.
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about the cables thing.. i think thats what happened with early Dell OEM PSUs during the Pentium 4 generation, the thing had like 8 SATA connectors, and a 6 pin connector, but they could barely run what they could connect to...

so whats the verdict? yes or no? crossfire? or no crossfire?

ill reply in a bit when i finish my works cited
    
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It should work BUT it would be highly ill-advised to do so, why not spend the dosh on a better PSU instead (buy the card later)? thumb.gif
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It should work BUT it would be highly ill-advised to do so, why not spend the dosh on a better PSU instead (buy the card later)? thumb.gif

hmm ic.. well i was hoping that if it did work then i could grab another 5830, but i dont want to waste money for another upgrade, as i wont be until after graduation, i probably wont even be playing that many games throughout highschool so theres no point in upgrade all the time, ill live with what i have and save up 2K for a nice rig in grade 12 =P

ill get a GTX 980 and an intel 64 core processor with an Asus Uber Pwn ROG board.. and a really smexy 2 gajillion watt PSU from Corsair, and a Petabyte SSD from intel running with SATA 1TB/s speeds tongue.gif
then ill continue to play crysis 1 with it and get 40FPS

thanks for the help everyone !
    
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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3170/sapphire_radeon_hd_5830_video_card_in_crossfire/index14.html

wow.. aparrently 2 5830s alone takes up almost 500W, now add a CPU = 600W, RAM, HDDs and optical drives can ramp up to about 630ish watts, + i was going to have em both overclocked, so lets even things out at around 650W...now considering that both cards draw about 500W from the 12 v rail alone, even tho0ugh rated for 540W is going to explode trying to output that...
    
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hmm. best not to do it. the ultra is a piece of crap. if you had to crossfire.. i think a antec truepower new 650w will be good.
     
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker;13131295 
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3170/sapphire_radeon_hd_5830_video_card_in_crossfire/index14.html

wow.. aparrently 2 5830s alone takes up almost 500W, now add a CPU = 600W, RAM, HDDs and optical drives can ramp up to about 630ish watts, + i was going to have em both overclocked, so lets even things out at around 650W...now considering that both cards draw about 500W from the 12 v rail alone, even tho0ugh rated for 540W is going to explode trying to output that...

Ahem.
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Ahem.

lol power thingy =P

and i took the reading off of the cord coming out of the PSU, not from a meter
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