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With my current setup I'm thinking of replacing my 9600gt with a 295 that I have laying around. Haven't had much luck selling it on Craigslist and I don't feel like dealing with ebay for now since it's useful to have around in case of "emergencies" (read: OCing accidents).

I won't be using the 295 in sli mode, mostly just for physx and the two extra monitors I run. Think I'm cutting it a little too close? ^_^''

I should add that I have 5 harddrives total in this puppy.
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More than good enough. However, I don't see the point if it's just for Physx. Just sell it on ebay. I know it's a hassle, but it's worth it.
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Yes
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You will want to ask that question in the PSU section on here, and in that thread that you start there make sure to clarify if you want to use just the 295 or your 480 SLI and the 295.
Edited by juano - 5/30/11 at 8:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano View Post
You will want to ask that question in the PSU section on here, and in that thread that you start there make sure to clarify if you want to use just the 295 or your 480 SLI and the 295.
I already answered his question, no need to post another thread.
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yes it will be fine
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Moved to the Power Supply section as it is a PSU question more than a question with regards to Nivida GPU's.
post #8 of 8
I had a GTX 295 running in a system with 650 watt PSU and no problems. It does suck up alot of power, but not as much as most people think.
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