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Old 01-31-2009, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default recommend psu for 2x gtx 285's

im pretty sure i dont want to give this task to my current psu
(ocz gamexstream 700w) as it has 4x 18A(72A) rails.

these call for 42+A for single card.

would this mean it needs 84+A for sli?

im looking to get a modular psu this time if i need to replace my current one.

thanks

btw, budget is no more than 300, the less the better.
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Default Re: recommend psu for 2x gtx 285's

42a is a full system recommendation.

A 700watt can handle dual GTX 285's just fine, thats less than 400watts plus the cpu and system components comes out to about 550watts, well within spec.
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so my gamexstream is up for the task?
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should be, and you have 2 6-pin and 2 8-pin connectors?
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it has 1x 6 pin + 1x 6+2 pin

guess i could use the connectors it comes with to power the 2nd card.
(6pin to molex)
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hmm, it might be best to get a psu that has the correct connectors. with 2 GTX285's i wouldnt want to be running off of molex adapters lol
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as long as the psu has the power, it doesnt matter.
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thx guys, ill save the money for now, upgrade when i have the extra cash.
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