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PSU for 6x R9 290

HardwareNoob
  • 45 months ago

Hello,

I need a PSU for a system with 6x R9 290

Does anyone know how to get this done?

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

could try the Phanteks power combo. here is a video test of it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Your probably better off getting two high wattage PSU's, I don't know how many watts 6x 290's pull but it's probably much more than a single PSU can handle, not to mention it likely wont have enough 6-pin or 8-pin connectors for all of them.

EDIT: Also, why do you even have 6 of them?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Which specific R9 290? I presume there may be wattage variation between cards.

BTW, why do you want six of them? I would just go with one GTX 1070/1080 instead.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty obvious it's for cryptocurrency mining. 6 290s are going to do way better than a GTX 1080.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What's cryptocurrency mining?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

cryptocurrencies are currencies such as, BitCoin, DogeCoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum.

You can use your computer to generate these virtual "coins" and if people pay you money for them, then you can have dollars, etc.

I suggest you Google for more information, but here's the BitCoin example

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

This. Also AMD cards tend to do waaay better at it than Nividia cards. A R9 280 murders a Titan when it comes to mining.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

cryptocurrencies are currencies such as, BitCoin, DogeCoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum.

You can use your computer to generate these virtual "coins" and if people pay you money for them, then you can have dollars, etc.

Now I remember, I read about cryptocurrency mining in a security blog about ransomware.

I suggest you Google for more information, but here's the BitCoin example

Yeah, I know now.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Now I remember, I read about cryptocurrency mining in a security blog about ransomware.

Sounds about right.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Get two of these.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8LMFf7/evga-power-supply-120g21300xr

Its not quiet but you don't care about that if you are mining. It has 1300 watts and is a great all around PSU minus the noise.

Also get this.

https://www.amazon.com/Add2PSU-Multiple-Power-Supply-Adapter/dp/B009P98Q8U

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

if he doesn't need any practical redundancy and is just gonna run one or two cards of a second psu, he could just do the paper clip method and tape it over so it doesn't slide out. a bigger concern is that he'd likely need to use a separate circuit to power two of the cards.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

TY for quick responses.

What about PSU for 5x r7 370?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

A 750 watt PSU would have enough power but not enough PCI connectors.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/gBsKHx/evga-power-supply-120g11000vr

Although I would go with a single 1300 watt G2 since it would give you a bit more options in the future and costs maybe $30 more for 300 watts more.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, does this exact PSU http://pcpartpicker.com/product/gBsKHx/evga-power-supply-120g11000vr have enough cables for 5 r7 370 exactly?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. I actually meant to link to the G2 one though since its only $20 one and is better but the G1 will work and its not like its younger siblings so its fine.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What about 5 x rx 480?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it work with http://gpushack.com/collections/gpushack/products/mobo-cpu-ram-ssd-combo and 5 x r7 370?

What else would I need?

Does that PSU come with the cables I need for the SSD such as SATA etc?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

What else would I need?

That is all for powering everything.

Does that PSU come with the cables I need for the SSD such as SATA etc?

Yes.

https://i.imgur.com/MtkgYKu.jpg

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