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Old February 27, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Default 4870 Crossfire

is it worth it? a friend of mine is buying a GTX 285 and has offered me his old HIS 4870 for 150, which is a excellent price since I paid 300 for mine. I just want to know if it's worth it. and could my PSU handle crossfire?

E8400 Stock
4GB DDR2 1000mhz
Corsair 550W(will it be enough for crossfire?)

my monitor is a 21.6" @1680x1050, Though I do plan on getting another monitor, hopefully 24" @ 1080p or 1200p.
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Old February 27, 2009, 08:48 PM
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The PS is iffy but for that price, I wouldn't pass it up. I think you could get by with a 550 though.
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Old February 27, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Your PSU should be able to take that load. Its puts out 41amps on the 12v rail so that should be able to feed the cards and CPU.

Then again, I don't know everything hooked up to your comp. But, give it a shot. Worse comes to worse it won't boot up.


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Old February 27, 2009, 09:57 PM
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It should be alright if you don't have a massive array of HDDs.

But don't expect longevity from the PSU though.
Intel Core i7 930 D0 4.2ghz, Corsair XMS3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24, Xfire HD5870, Intel X-25M 34nm 80gb, Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W, Xonar D2X

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