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Old 04-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With sli will I need double the power? I was looking at a 400-Watt video card, so will I need about 1000-watts if I get the sli?
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt that it takes 400w, and no you don't need 1000w.. by 400w's it means how much is recommended with all the basic necessities of a PC

Mind telling what that card is?
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my video card went bad and i was looking at getting two. I currently have a 600 watt psu. BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV BFGE96512GTOCBE at TigerDirect.com
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Your motherboard does have two PCI-e slots right? and does support SLI?

But ya, you should be fine assuming that's a quality 600w PSU (brand and model # would be great)
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ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo and this is psu Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan at TigerDirect.com
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Ok, its SLI Compatible..

You should be fine though PSU wise.. the PSU is decent but, it will get the job done of 9600GT SLI (remember the 2nd card has to be the same GPU name and model as the 2nd)
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well i was planning on getting two of the same cards
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Well if you want to get two.. forget that.. just get one really solid card..

Newegg.com - XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512MB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

That is $85 (add it to the cart and it gets $50 off)
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85 bucks...plus 50 bucks for the game it comes with for free.
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But when you add it to the cart, its $85 b/c of the -$50.00 from the game.. I guess some Newegg error happening
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