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Old 08-12-2008, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be purchasing a 9800GTX+. I have 3 gigs of ram, AMD 64 X@ 4000+ a SATA hdd and that's about it. Is an Ultra X-finity enough?

I've had it for a year no problems. This is what I've got
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt ATX 120mm Fan SATA-Ready SLI-Ready Black Power Supply ULT31845 at TigerDirect.com

No long sold on tigerdirect but I saved the link.

Also, do you know if I have the necessary connectors on in order to use that card?
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yes, its enough.
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Its enough for two of them.
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Really, two of them? I thought for SLI needed at least liek 650 watts. Do you guys know is there any way from looking at that if I have 2 6 pin connectors? Cuz I know that that video cards needs two.
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it has 2
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All right cool thanks. I guess if I want to ever go SLI I'll need a new psu since one card alone takes 2. Thanks a lot guys
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2 GTX 9800 may be pushing it on that PSU.. "May be"
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Yea probably would be. cant do it anyways dont have enough connectors.
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2 GTX 9800 may be pushing it on that PSU.. "May be"
Well, if i can run two overclocked 8800GT's on a 380w Antec Earthwatts on full load 24/7, i figure two 9800gtx's should run on a 500w psu with almost the same amount of amps as the antec.


And this is with a dual core e1200, one core maxed out and 4 case fans with leds. yeah i was suprised myself, the systems been running that way and the psu is cool to the touch.


Antec supplies are better than ultras, so im not sure.
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GTX 9800's suck more juice than OCed GT's.

Go ahead and try. I still think hes pushing his luck.
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