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Old August 18, 2013, 11:57 PM
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Default Corsair HX850 and sli 770's?

I just got an i7 3930 up and running and I'm half toying with the idea of a pair of 770's, I don't really need them, but I haven't played with an SLI setup in a while, not since my last GTX460's, and it was 8800's before that, and 6800's before that, so given what I'm now seeing as a trend of skipping generations between SLI setups, I think it might be that time again for absolutely no legitimate or practical reason

I'm looking over some reviews, and depending which one I look at, because the numbers vary, I'm thinking my HX850 might be border-lining the requirements, or at least new the bare minimum.

Although this one shows the requirements to be closer to 600w, so since I'm not overclocking, I'm 98.6% positive I'm safe, just looking for opinions
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Old August 19, 2013, 06:03 AM
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At max load with overclocks you MIGHT be pushing it but it should be fine (how often do you go to max load?)



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Second card should be no trouble.
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Old August 19, 2013, 12:24 PM
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I would say your good to go, but I wouldn't push big overclocks.
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Old August 19, 2013, 03:12 PM
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You'll be fine...even OC'd!!!
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Old August 19, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Yeah what's the issue here? I run a GTX690 (effectively dual 680s) on an AX850 with an i7 3930k at 4.4GHz. No issues at all.
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You're perfect, go for it.

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that's what I figured. like I said, I was 98.6% sure, but yeah, probly next month, I'll get card number 1. and card number 2 can come around my bday in octover. had to promise the wife I wouldn't spend any more money on hardware this month, it proven to be challenging so far
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