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is a 600 Watt Thermaltake TR-2 good enough for SLI'd GTX 460's? and my intel core 2 quad?
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Yes, that should be more than enough.
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okay well i hope so thanks for the opinion
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Well, it depends on what all you have in your system... how many hard drives, optical drives, fans, RAID cards, etc. Your system will probably be fine with the dual GTX 460s. I was running a 700w PSU and it pushed them fine and I had 4 hard drives and 2 optical drives connected as well.
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TheRealHeavyG, so you/re using all of your 4 hard drives and both optical ones while gaming?
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Yes, a 600w PSU will be enough. Hell, i've ran my sig rig with a Silverstone 500w PSU (the one on my HTPC) and ran like a charm. Just be sure to get a good one
Edited by Starbomba - 5/2/11 at 10:57am
   
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post #7 of 12
Yes, it's plenty. A GTX 460 only consumes 160W. You do the math.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by prestolcantrell;13344355 
is a 600 Watt Thermaltake TR-2 good enough for SLI'd GTX 460's? and my intel core 2 quad?

You're more than set. As other have mentioned, the 460 only pulls 160 max. Two of those overclocked won't be hitting the 600w mark.
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Originally Posted by TheRealHeavyG;13345319 
Well, it depends on what all you have in your system... how many hard drives, optical drives, fans, RAID cards, etc. Your system will probably be fine with the dual GTX 460s. I was running a 700w PSU and it pushed them fine and I had 4 hard drives and 2 optical drives connected as well.

I have two HDDs and two DVD RW drives in my PC as well as like 20 fans. I run two 470s on my 750w PSU just fine. I think 600w for 2 460s will more than suffice
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The only possible snag here is the fact that the the TR-2 is a crap power supply. I'd be very surprised if it's legitimately capable of outputting 600W of remotely clean power.

Also, doesn't the 460 require 2 6-pin connectors? Does the TR-2 600W unit come with 4 6-pin connectors? I dunno offhand, but I tend to doubt it does. Ergo, you'll probably be dealing with not one, but two molex to 6-pin adapters.

In order to do this 'right', you need four separate strands of molex connectors, two dedicated strands for each adapter. How many strands of molex cables come off of this PSU? I doubt that there's 4. Nowadays it's unusual to get any more than two strands of molex connectors.

All in all, while it MAY 'work', I would consider that particular PSU to be totally inadequate for SLI 460's.
Edited by brettjv - 5/2/11 at 2:20pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba;13354039 
Yes, a 600w PSU will be enough. Hell, i've ran my sig rig with a Silverstone 500w PSU (the one on my HTPC) and ran like a charm. Just be sure to get a good one

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