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May 10, 2018, 12:19:49 PM
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I will be using it for one Vega 56 but in future I will complete the rig with 6-8 high end cards(different models) so I will add two more 1000w PSUs. So is 2850w good for 6-8 big card rigs or should I go with 1000w on all three PSU.

And is this model Antec HCG-850 good for mining ? Released a month ago
www.eteknix.com/antec-hcg-850w-gold-modular-power-supply-review/
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May 10, 2018, 12:34:20 PM
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I dont see any reasons why it should not work for Mining, it provides 840w of total power @ 12v, splitted to two rails of 420w each. You should be able to use it for two Vega 56`s without any problem.

Only worrying thing is its efficiency, but thats only my personal preference to have them as efficient as possible.

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May 10, 2018, 01:10:09 PM
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I dont see any reasons why it should not work for Mining, it provides 840w of total power @ 12v, splitted to two rails of 420w each. You should be able to use it for two Vega 56`s without any problem.

Only worrying thing is its efficiency, but thats only my personal preference to have them as efficient as possible.
Ow man, didn't realize it's 2 rail. I read somewhere that 2 rail are bad or could be dangerous if one rail fails (something like that).
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May 10, 2018, 01:22:10 PM
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I dont see any reasons why it should not work for Mining, it provides 840w of total power @ 12v, splitted to two rails of 420w each. You should be able to use it for two Vega 56`s without any problem.

Only worrying thing is its efficiency, but thats only my personal preference to have them as efficient as possible.
Ow man, didn't realize it's 2 rail. I read somewhere that 2 rail are bad or could be dangerous if one rail fails (something like that).

Well, thats rather better than adding multiple PSU`s. Just ensure that each GPU is located on each rail.

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May 10, 2018, 03:31:01 PM
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the beast is use two PSU

and i test many PSU

the best is EVGA ( buy and forget )
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May 10, 2018, 04:10:27 PM
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the beast is use two PSU

and i test many PSU

the best is EVGA ( buy and forget )
Two PSU won't work for 6 or 8 high power gpus. Otherwise i'd need 1500w which are very expensive. EVGA are not sold where I live.

Other option are Corsair TX850M OR Corsair CS850M, both are $10 more then Antec.
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May 10, 2018, 05:10:48 PM
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Antec is a normal brand and not a premium one, if you want to have 6 cards go for Corsair HX1200i and if you want 8 cards go for the EVGA G2 1500 watt PSU which has 8 , 6+2 pin PCIE cables for all your needs.

It is always better to start with a low number of cards to test the waters, usually 3-4 and then you can add as you like. This is because with lower number of cards is easier to troubleshoot.

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May 10, 2018, 05:32:50 PM
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Antec is a normal brand and not a premium one, if you want to have 6 cards go for Corsair HX1200i and if you want 8 cards go for the EVGA G2 1500 watt PSU which has 8 , 6+2 pin PCIE cables for all your needs.

It is always better to start with a low number of cards to test the waters, usually 3-4 and then you can add as you like. This is because with lower number of cards is easier to troubleshoot.
How will a 1500 watt psu alone power 8 high power gpus ?  I like Antec because its service is good. I recently got two new PSUs in exchange for two dead PSU
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May 10, 2018, 06:49:05 PM
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I dont see any reasons why it should not work for Mining, it provides 840w of total power @ 12v, splitted to two rails of 420w each. You should be able to use it for two Vega 56`s without any problem.

Only worrying thing is its efficiency, but thats only my personal preference to have them as efficient as possible.
You saw the wrong older PSU. This one was released a month ago. It is single rail.
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May 11, 2018, 06:51:40 PM
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Antec is a normal brand and not a premium one, if you want to have 6 cards go for Corsair HX1200i and if you want 8 cards go for the EVGA G2 1500 watt PSU which has 8 , 6+2 pin PCIE cables for all your needs.

It is always better to start with a low number of cards to test the waters, usually 3-4 and then you can add as you like. This is because with lower number of cards is easier to troubleshoot.
How will a 1500 watt psu alone power 8 high power gpus ?  I like Antec because its service is good. I recently got two new PSUs in exchange for two dead PSU

I am talking about 8 x Radeon RX series cards , it can support 8 of them without problem as after a good bios modification and undervolting it will easy power 8 of these cards.

If you want to go with the Rx Vega then it can support up to six of them with bios mod and undervolting.

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May 11, 2018, 07:48:04 PM
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Antec HCG-850 is decent psu ,based on Seasonic Focus platform.One of the best psu for mining.
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