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    5870 XFIRE PSU

    Hello all
    im currently using a corsair tx750 watt psu, to run spec in sig
    the quad is clocked at 4.0
    what i would like to know is, would i be able to add another 5870 and run xfir with this psu ?
    if it makes any difference ive also ran a gtx295 with same spec minus the 5870 obviously
    many thanks
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    yes that psu is fine. if you want to be on the safe side though you could up to an 850, 900, or 1000W but like I said you are fine with that psu

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    You will be fine with that PSU.

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    I think the TX750 is actually a 900-950W PSU. I read a review somewhere and they tested it and they managed to draw way more than 750W without any repercussions. So you're all good!
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    The corsair series of PSUs are very solid and well done. They are all rated at a lower Wattage than they are capable of.
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    that is true. gwiggles is right. I didnt think about that

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    your fine, I'm running the same X-Fire setup on the same PSU and not even close to maxing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwiggles View Post
    The corsair series of PSUs are very solid and well done. They are all rated at a lower Wattage than they are capable of.
    I wouldnt say that for all. I know the HX620 was supposedly under rated, but otherwise, respectable review sites just have it pegged as a top notch unit in ripple/noise etc. I certainly wouldnt be comfortable stating that as its written. They can output what they say they can output even in a hot box.
    Last edited by EarthDog; 03-05-10 at 11:27 AM.

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