Power Recommendations by Video Card

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by ceewi1, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    how much for a pair of gtx 280's in sli?
     
  2. jdbennet

    jdbennet New Member

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  3. mep916

    mep916 Administrator Staff Member

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    Taken from the XFX site. This is for a non-overclocked, standard edition:

    http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/200series/280GTX.aspx#4

    Like jd suggested, I'd go with around 800W minimum.
     
  4. kookooshortman55

    kookooshortman55 New Member

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    I'm trying to decide between the 8800GT, the 9800GTX+, and the GTX 260. I have 2 12V rails running at 16A each. I know the PSU will run the 8800GT. Do you have the specs for the 9800GTX+ or the GTX 260? It's a 500W PSU.
     
  5. mep916

    mep916 Administrator Staff Member

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    Your PSU will support the GTX+, but not the GTX 260.

    Specs taken from the eVGA site:

    GTX 260

    GTX+

     
  6. jdbennet

    jdbennet New Member

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    you will need a decent psu. A cheapass "1000w" psu may only do like ~25a, whereas a decent 800w may do 30a
     
  7. jdbennet

    jdbennet New Member

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    you will need a decent psu. A cheapass "1000w" psu may only do like ~25a, whereas a decent 800w may do 30a
     
  8. kookooshortman55

    kookooshortman55 New Member

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    Is the 9800GTX much different? I think I've decided on getting the 9800GTX or the 9800GTX+. I'll most likely buy it when prices drop a little more. And the fact that I only have one 6-pin PCIe connector shouldn't be a problem as long as I have 2 extra 4-pin molex for an adapter? Again 2 16A rails, 500W PSU.
     
  9. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    How much for dual HD4870 X2's in crossfireX or whatever? :p
     
  10. Mez

    Mez Active Member

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    the 9800gt needs to be added.
     
  11. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    There's alot of the new ones that's not on there.
     
  12. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    Guys, Ceewi1 is busy. Which is understandable because he said he works like 14 hour days, give the guy a break. ;)
     
  13. ceewi1

    ceewi1 VIP Member

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    I know I've neglected this list (and the others) over the recent months, I hope to have a bit more time available to update them in a few weeks.

    For now, I've added single card figures for:
    9400GT
    9500GT
    9600GSO
    9800GT
    9800GTX
    GTX 260
    GTX 280

    I'll get to the multi-card ones when I have a little more time available.
     
  14. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    ceewi1, it may be worth adding something about the efficiency of any psu too, and the outcome of our dicussion re ATX standards....?
     
  15. Kornowski

    Kornowski VIP Member

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    Just for the record, I'm running 8800GTS SLI on a 520watt PSU.
     
  16. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    That's cheating though, that's a Corsair PSU you're running. :p
     
  17. mx344

    mx344 New Member

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    ceewi1. My computer is in my sig. My crappy psu has 420watts but the amperage is only 14, and i am running a 8400GS,which is rated at 20?So would i be able to upgrade to an 9500GT?or would an 9400GT be better?
     
  18. Kornowski

    Kornowski VIP Member

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    Haha! :p It did surprise me though, guess it just shows what good build quality they are.
     
  19. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Yea Corsair's a really really well known brand. Not just in the modern day but back when I was young (I still am. :D) and my dad was the one that had the interest in computers. Even he said Corsair's a really good brand but a bit expensive.

    Besides, they offer LIFETIME warranty... not a lot of PSU makers do that...
     
  20. teamhex

    teamhex Active Member

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    Can we add the 4870x2?
     

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