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    psu for xfire

    hi guys just wonderin if you could tell me if this would be any good for my xfire 3870 setup

    1000w psu

    Hi-Power Black 1000W Modular 13.5cm Fan PSU - 4x PCI-E, 20+4pin, 6x SATA - Ebuyer

    i don't know if the brand is any good but it's a nice price

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    Re: psu for xfire

    1000w is over kill, 600w (on a decent reliable PSU will be more than enough) some examples all modular, cheaper models can be had if they are not modular,

    xClio Greatpower 650w - Cheap but good quality reliable components
    Corsair HX620w - Highly recommended PSU some people don't like the cables
    Enermax Liberty 620w - Again highly rated slightly more expensive than the Corsair

    Hope that helps

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    Re: psu for xfire

    The 600w Enermax or Corsairs would be my choice...

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    Re: psu for xfire

    1000w is over kill, 600w (on a decent reliable PSU will be more than enough)

    i just thought if i buy the 1000 watt i will have the option of upgradin further with the 1000w as i will be able to add an additional graphic card later if i choose to change my chipset to x48

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    Re: psu for xfire

    the Enermax Modu82+ 625W is also quite tasty, very quet and shoudl do the job.

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    Re: psu for xfire

    this is taken from a hexus.net very recent review camparing sli to xfire...
    using a QX6850 3ghz and a x48 mobo..

    Graphics card 2x Sapphire HD 3870 X2 in CrossFire
    System wattage idle 211
    System wattage load 575

    HEXUS.net - Review :: Inno3D GeForce 9800 GX2 single-card and SLI : Page - 1/9

    i know its using the 3870x2 card, but afaik you can xfire a 3870 and an 3870x2 together to get tri-fire.. so the above wattage readings give you an idea at least.

    if your definitely going to go for crossfire then i would get the 'enermax galaxy dxx 850 watt' they used in that review,, if its good enough for hexus labs, then its good enough for us.
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    the 600-650watt psus will be under high load when you play games, so i think it's best to go a bit above and give your system some breathing room..


    if you decide against xfire then just get one of the psu's alread mentioned.. anymore wouldn't be worth it in the sense of cost and being overkill.

    it has been said many times before but...
    'don't skimp on a cheap psu, if and when it blows up, it might take your whole system with it'

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    Re: psu for xfire

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    the Enermax Modu82+ 625W is also quite tasty, very quet and shoudl do the job.
    That would be my choice........its the best PSU in its class atm i think even though thats my opinion.
    Its without a doubt the best quality in its class though.

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    Re: psu for xfire

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    That would be my choice........its the best PSU in its class atm i think even though thats my opinion.
    Its without a doubt the best quality in its class though.
    Ha Ha

    I agree

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    Re: psu for xfire

    right guy's don't be crossed i have just bought the corsair 620hx i found it at a good price (i think) 55 pound delivery included

    i hope this is enough for my setup

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    scythe ninja rev.b with 120mm blue led fans

    i also have these pci-e power adapter surge protectors (i have 2 of these)
    is it still worth using these with my new psu(check the link below)

    Black Coolmax PS-200 Graphic Card Protector (PCI-E) Surge Protection 14910-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com

    should i still use these with my new power supply

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    Re: psu for xfire

    LoL,

    when I first read the topic title, I was thinking of the xfire game application

    620W should be enough.
    How many disks are you using?

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    Re: psu for xfire

    Its a good PSU for £55

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    Re: psu for xfire

    Don't buy EZCool or any other cheap brands, stick with the recommendations in this thread.
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    Re: psu for xfire

    is this psu any good

    EZCOOL 800W GAMING PSU 12CM 24 PIN PSU on eBay, also ATX Standard Power Supplies, Power Supplies, Desktop PC Components, Computing (end time 27-Apr-08 19:55:04 BST)
    You definately don't want to skimp on the PSU, as there's the potential for bringing down a few components of your system if it fails.

    Go for the decent brands like the ones recommended.

    Chimp

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    Re: psu for xfire


    Nope.
    EZCOOL are very poor quality units and should be avoided.

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    Re: psu for xfire

    hi guys what about the corsair 750tx for 80 pound

    Corsair 750W TX CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt PSU Power Supply

    Corsair 750W TX CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt PSU Power Supply on eBay, also ATX Standard Power Supplies, Power Supplies, Desktop PC Components, Computing (end time 28-Apr-08 14:03:13 BST)

    keep posting guys i am always watchin my threads

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