6970 Crossfire

Stonedpenguin

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Hi all.

I have finished building my new system, I've decided to upgrade my monitor from 23" 1920x1080 to 27" 2560x1440, Which in turn has made me look at crossfire-ing my 6970 :D :eek:

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2500k @ 4.6ghz (1.30v)
P8P67 Pro
4GB XMS3 1600mhz (Soon to be 8GB)
1X 120GB SSD
2X SATA (1 5900 rpm, 1 7200rpm)
MSI HD6970 @ stock.
Corsair TX750 Is this enough?

With the coming of games in November I want a nice steady 60+fps on highest settings (MW3, BF3, Few others)

I have read that a decent 700-750 PSU can handle 2x6970 and a Sandybridge OC. I will leave the 6970's at stock.

I've only had the PSU about 18 months and dont want to have to sell and buy a 850 or 1000 watt if I dont have to.

Cheers lads! :hello:
 

asantesoul

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I think your power supply should be sufficient for the two cards and the oc.. a lot of people don't realize you don't actually need to have a lot of power..it just goes unused
 

jednx01

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Unless you decide to do an insane amount of overclocking, that PSU should be able to run crossfire 6970s quite well. I bet you'll be very happy with those two cards. I have two 6950s and am in absolute awe of the performance that I get. With crossfire 6970s, you should be able to do even better. (Especially given the overclock on your i7... Nice job on that OC! I wish I could get my i7 930 up that high...) :)
 

Stonedpenguin

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Well that sounds good enough to me! I wont be overclocking the cards, If I do it wont be for a few years anyway. CPU will be at 4.6-4.8ghz thou to keep up with the 2x6970's

Off I go to order 2nd 6970, Woop woop my first ever Crossfire system is coming together!

Cheers!
 

Stonedpenguin

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It's coming along fella! Just orded another 4GB ram and a Corsair Obsidian 700D :D

Will be ordering 2nd 6970 fri-sat. There definitely will be blood!
 

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It's a Hazro HZ27WA 10-Bit 27" LED mate, Not had it long and its excellent :)
 

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