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Old 10-20-2009, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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the mother board im looking to get supports crossfire

the gfc card im getting also supports crossfire

however i cant find a psu that supports crossfire for around the 50-80 pound :/

can i just use



if that im age doesnt work it is a 4 pin to a 6 pin adapter

thats a lkink to it

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/file...%20adapter.jpg

would that work ???

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do not see what psu you have chosen.

What gpu are you planning to xfire with so we know how much power you need.

If you can spend a little extra look at picking up one of these from your supplier of choice.
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Ok here are the requirements:

ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 System Requirements

* PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
* 450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
* Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to Certified Power Supplies for a list of Certified products
* Minimum 1GB of system memory
* Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
* DVD playback requires DVD drive
* Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
* For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required

this should be plenty for you: 71 pounds including VAT.
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I assume you are getting a i5 or 1156 i7 with that motherboard.
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yeah i am getting an i5 witha view to getting an i7 when the money becomes available :/

so when i bought another grahpics card i would be fully able to use them both at the same time ??
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The 4850 only requires a single 6 pin psu connection.

The 650tx has two so plenty of connections and plenty of power for xfire.

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thankyou

very much for your work and help

this is gonna be my first ever build so woop woooop :P
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