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  1. ShadowFold

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    Alright, so my power supply has three PCI-E connectors. My 4870 takes up two, but I want to get another.. I used an adapter on my GTX 280 when I had my Antec 500w and it worked fine. I was just wondering if it would be worth it to use the adapter or just get a HD 4850 1gb?

    My PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104058

    Crossfire cards
    4850 1gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161245
    4870 1gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801
     
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    yes, I had to use two too get one whole card working before with no issue.
     
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    Do you know of any quality connectors? Like premium grade? I only want the best for my babies :D
     
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    Well the old 3 wire ones(now banned)started fires. Yet they were cool because you could use more powerful cards with lower watt PSUs for some fed up reason.....

    The others it doesn't really matter. Hell you could make one:)
     
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    Alright so the one that came with the card will work fine? I'm still debating on whether or not to do it. It's this or a cooler master haf.. The haf would last me longer since I upgrade my cards like every other month lol
     
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    Im looking at the cooler, and there is the 1GB model, I do believe however the 4870 can drive the 2GB ram where the 9800GTX cant
     
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    yes the one that came with it is just fine.

    Spend the little extra and get the 4850x2 card

    Tri Crossfire works like wonders.
     
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    I won't have enough..
     
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    the 4850x2 will be same price of 4890 or maybe 10$ more , but i hear something about limit support drivers for 4850x2
     

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