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    850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    I have a 850w corsair PSU. Would it run a 5970 + 5850 in Tri-fire ?

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Shouldn't that be a 5970 and a 5870? Or are you going for different GPUs?
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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Yeah, isn't a 5970 two 5870s but clocked down to 5850 speeds?

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    apprently doesnt matter to much if its a 5870 or 5850. My question is more on the PSU power needed

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Uhhmm, what else is in the system?
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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Watercooling loop

    1 hard drive

    Overclocked CPU

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    A bit more detailed would come in handy you know - an overclocked Sempron 140 draws a lot less power than an overclocked i7 920....

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Makes more sense to use a 5850 since the 5970 is clocked to 5850 speeds - 5870 is waste of money.

    Anyway, as for your question, yeah it should fine. I'm going to post that graphic again...



    It would be sufficient for two 480s in SLI with an i7 @ 4GHz. You're not likely to get close to that kind of power consumption.

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    I've found Enermax's PSU Calculator to be quite useful

    http://www.enermax.outervision.com/

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    Re: 850W PSU ok for a 5970 + 5850 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
    I've found Enermax's PSU Calculator to be quite useful

    http://www.enermax.outervision.com/
    That's not bad. It's a lot more realistic than those power calculators used to be.

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