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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Paladone, Jan 9, 2013.

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    1200 watts is way over kill for that system i think a good 850 would be a better choice and alot cheaper
     
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    Sorry, i forgot to mention that i will be running two HD7970's when i can afford it.
     
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    Thats a lot of money and the prices are high. Where do you live?

    Well the HD is priced normal. Everything else is high. $150 for W7 64 OEM is crazy

    Australia ?
     
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    1200w is still way overkill even for two 7970s. A decent 850w would be adequate to power even two GHz Eds. We have one person here that just built such a rig with two GHz Ed Vapor X 7970s using a Corsair HX850.
     
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    Yuppp haha, Australia.
     
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    As far as i'm concerned any PSU 1000 watts or more is really made for people who are doing extreme overclocking and/or useing 4 video cards for 4way SLI or quadfire
     
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    Or water cooling, fans lights as well as many hard drives ;)
     
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    1200W is overkill. I'm with everybody else here, a good 850W will do the job.
    That Asus Matrix is a 3 slot monster, if you plan to go crossfire I'd choose another card otherwise everything's fine.
     
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    With the motherboard in the link that i provided, would i be able to run, lets say a HD7970 and a 7950?
     
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    It might be possible but you'll have to further check not the motherboard but crossfire compatibility. Crossfire works surely with 2 same cards, not by the same manufacturer but 2x7970 for example.
     
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    Are there often problems associated with crossfiring something like a 7970 and 7950 or even just crossfiring in general? And if i OC my CPU and GPU, is it going to put more wear and tear on them?
     

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