2x 5870 - could this CPU do it?

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Roeder
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Hey.

So I'm building up a new gamingrig.

Rig is:
CPU; AMD 965 Black Edition @ 3.4 GHz
^COOLER; Corsair Hydro H50 series
MOBO; Asus Crosshair III Republic of Gamers
GFX; Sapphire HD5870
PSU; Corsair HX650W
CASE; Cooler Master HAF 932

My question is - can I, in the end of the year, crossfire 5870 with this rig without changing anything?

Regards, Roeder.

Razear
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No, your 650W PSU can't handle two 5870s. You would need to upgrade to a quality brand name 750W at minimum like a HX750.

Ratchet
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Actually, 850W or higher, 750W will just get wasted.

3dGameMan
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Consider an Enermax Revolution85+ PSU, I use a 1050W one myself; www.RodsRig.com

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Dark Shadow
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Well according to AMD/ATI web site a 600W works, but I don't have a 5870 setup, so what do I know.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5870/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5870-system-requirements.aspx

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I would go with a 900 Watt just to be safe. Like an Ultra, Antec, Lian Li or Thermaltake

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Agreed. When I get my gaming rig i might get an ultra PSU or a PC Power & Cooling