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Old 04-15-2008, 09:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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36 amps... not bad... and on one single rail... its good

but I think the PC Power and Cooling 610 is cheaper on the egg'
it would be enough to power my new rig, for sure, you mean?
and idc about cheaper, i need something thats modular... but thanks

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Ya man 750i ftw is the way to go for sli (unless you want x3 sli).
uhm... what?

haha... i dont even want to SLI! im going single card ONLY... mebbe a GX2 at some point, but... not now... thanks anyways tho? XD

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i do kinda like that... modular... nice... does it come in any higher watts tho? a 600 is still kinda concerning me just a bit... :*

and any thoughts about the 9800GTX? i really havent heard much talk about it in the forums atall... any opinions? thanks - RK
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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haha... i dont even want to SLI! im going single card ONLY... mebbe a GX2 at some point, but... not now... thanks anyways tho? XD
uhhh sorry.. i was reading what veedub said, forgot what you wanted from when i first read the post.
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uhhh sorry.. i was reading what veedub said, forgot what you wanted from when i first read the post.
haha thats fine... any good-intentioned attempts at help are welcome... just thought id clarify... - RK
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The ultra x3 600w or pc&p are both plenty for a single GTX. You could even get away with a corsair 520hx.
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you can't add up amps like that because they lose efficiency
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any thoughts about the 9800GTX? i really havent heard much talk about it in the forums atall... any opinions? thanks - RK
8800gts 512's are so cheap now I would consider that. You'll get higher clocks w/ a 9800gtx but its up to you whether its worth the extra cash.
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the 9800GTX takes over when you get into more memory bandwidth intensive games, due to the increase in memory speed.
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The ultra x3 600w or pc&p are both plenty for a single GTX. You could even get away with a corsair 520hx.
are you absolutely sure? did you look at the rest of my rig and what im running/what i plan to upgrade? cuz i realllllllly dont want to buy a new PSU, only to have it it not be enough power... i used Newegg's power supply calculator, and it suggested i should be running something more like 733W... if youre sure, thats fine, just... please be sure? haha
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:32 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Power supply calculators are CRAP. The only thing you should be concerned with is theh Amperage on the 12v rail. Notice how i run a q6600@3.6ghz, and FOUR video cards on a 750w psu. It has a giant single 60A 12v rail. I used to run 2 GTS512s on a corsair 520hx. Personally though, i wont be buying anything from ultra due to them being pricks and trying to sue everyone for something they didnt even invent.
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veedubfreak is correct, power supply calculators always over or under estimate.

As for what power supply, I know I have the Ultra X3's in my power supply guide, but they are only "acceptable" at best, I would never put them in the running in comparison to PC power and Cooling or Corsair.

X3's are better than X2's but they are certainly not even close to PC P&C or Corsair.

Ultra's current power supplies are at the bottom of the acceptable list, and only if you need flashy modular ones..
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