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Old 08-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it true that these cards are rumoured to take up to 300w of power by themselves? If so, What size of a power supply would the average gamer need to run one of these cards as part of a high end gaming system?
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If the rumor is true, you'd need atleast 550 - 600 watts. If you want SLI/Crossfire, you'd need like 850watts.
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Thats not true at all, how can you confirm such a thing anyway, CrazeD? Have you ever owned one?

a single card will never take up 300W, and not even close to 50amps, 7950GX2 takes up like 40 at peak.

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MONSTERS...I wish they were like the conroes, consuming less power.
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Thats not true at all, how can you confirm such a thing anyway, CrazeD? Have you ever owned one?

a single card will never take up 300W, and not even close to 50amps, 7950GX2 takes up like 40 at peak.

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I didn't confirm anything, I said "if the rumor is true".
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I'm planning on buying a 600w PSU anyway, just to make sure. Thanks
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I didn't confirm anything, I said "if the rumor is true".
sorry, I didnt notice the "if" I thought you wrote "the rumour is true"

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It's all good.
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Everyone needs Quad SLI PC Power & Cooling 1Kw power supplies! ahhh! </sarcasm>

On a more serious note, nothing's really been confirmed, and I don't know what other components you may be running now or in the future, but if you wanted to be sure, I'd suggest the newest PCP&C power supply, 610W, 83% efficiency, dual PCI-E connectors, at a decent price, $169 at newegg, last I checked.
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