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Nobody else saw this on facebook??! EVGA Power Boost for $10 shipped! Is this any good?
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I remember seeing on OCN a while back, people compared it to apples or some other companies gimmicky products
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doubt it's useful since high end boards will have the molex head there for multi gpus

lower end boards wouldnt support that many cards
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it was supposed to be a "power fix" since some of the evga boards were experiencing issues with 2-3 + gpus (480-580's) and some of the boards were burning out because of it. It helps stabilize the power for all the gpu's

Frankly I'm pissed that they didn't send them out to everyone for free who has an evga board / did a recall but whatever. The time it's taken them to release the p67 and now the z68 indicates to me that their motherboard department is suffering since the split to sapphire.
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Most high end boards have them directly soldered to the mobo for running those 1337 setups.
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Seems kinda crazy that this should have to exist. Boards are fed by a 24-PIN with all the juice it should need, especially seeing as GPUs are fed power directly from the PSU these days (yes I'm old enough to remember a time before we powered GPUs from molex/PCI-E power connectors).
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Originally Posted by ocpokey View Post
Seems kinda crazy that this should have to exist. Boards are fed by a 24-PIN with all the juice it should need, especially seeing as GPUs are fed power directly from the PSU these days (yes I'm old enough to remember a time before we powered GPUs from molex/PCI-E power connectors).
I melted once of the connectors of the 24-pin, when drawing too much power through it. If you overclock a bunch with several power-hungry cards, it can just be too much for the 24 pin to carry.

This is definitely cheaper then buying a whole new motherboard, and should give you piece of mind if you are going to try some LN2 or dry ice runs in 3dmark or something.
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I also melted the connector on 2 Corsair HX 1000 power supplies. Very cheap insurance for boads that don't have the molex connector.
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I melted once of the connectors of the 24-pin, when drawing too much power through it. If you overclock a bunch with several power-hungry cards, it can just be too much for the 24 pin to carry.

This is definitely cheaper then buying a whole new motherboard, and should give you piece of mind if you are going to try some LN2 or dry ice runs in 3dmark or something.
I did that with a TX950 (tri sli 470's and heavily clocked i7 930...) ... smoke came out, took out my motherboard and psu, lesson learned, and complimentary upgrade to HX1000 from Corsair
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post #10 of 13
Isn't that half price??? I just ordered mine, used some folding bucks tooo yippie !!! Thanks for the heads up I need one of these as I have the evga 785 board. I only have 470's so not an issue yet but I heard this does help stabilize the load somewhat better, plus if This rig lasts long enough to upgrade I might have to have this!!!
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