Originally Posted by Ste
GTX 9800's suck more juice than OCed GT's.
Go ahead and try. I still think hes pushing his luck.
They dont suck 200 watts more.
The full system load even with dual 8800gt's should be around 300, and 9800GTX's dont use 200 watts per card,
or even 200watts more than that with dual cards.
Full system usage with a single 9800GTX+ and a q6600 shows 284watts at the wall here:
Bjorn3d.com -Sparkle 9800GTX, Satisfying Your Daily Tech Cravings Since 1996
Lets say a dual core system like his with a 9800GTX on load is around 250, being generous.
That leaves 250watts of headroom for another card.
These cards really dont use as much power as you would think.