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this was aircooling, but seriously, i doubt people have much to worry about, i have 7 fans, 5 gt -ap15's 2 stock corsairs, sig rig, dvd drive and 1 hdd
    
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ive been told by many people my 750 will handle 2 480s oced
ship me 2 480s and i will find out for you!! lol
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yes i know, and look around this forum, so many different things, even the ultimate psu gurus weren't entirely sure, but hopefully this clears it up for anyone interested in it!
It doesn't take an ultimate guru to do the following math:
250W + 250W + 130W = 630W

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i doubt that, 850 fits the bill nicely. 750 phaederus said would be a bit risky, but still may work.
Your math is terrible sir. A 700W should be 100% A-OK, unless that 700W PSU cost $30 and is a relabeled 250W POS from a knock-off factory.

I would go so far as to say a really good 650W PSU could pull it off.
 
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It doesn't take an ultimate guru to do the following math:
250W + 250W + 130W = 630W



Your math is terrible sir. A 700W should be 100% A-OK, unless that 700W PSU cost $30 and is a relabeled 250W POS from a knock-off factory.
ok, so 500w, for the graphics alone, then, 50w hdd pulls on startup (apparently) dont back me up on this, and all the other stuff, your maths isn't great, and you didn't factor in an overclock, im just saying how good this psu is, and stopping all the debating as it was risky for me to get two gtx 480's.
    
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It doesn't take an ultimate guru to do the following math:
250W + 250W + 130W = 630W



Your math is terrible sir. A 700W should be 100% A-OK, unless that 700W PSU cost $30 and is a relabeled 250W POS from a knock-off factory.

I would go so far as to say a really good 650W PSU could pull it off.
An overclocked Thuban is consuming far more than 130 watts.. overclocked 480s consume more than 250.. and you're leaving out HDDs.
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Not really surprising that it works. They probably also told you to get a 1200w PSU.
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ok, so 500w, for the graphics alone, then, 50w hdd pulls on startup (apparently) dont back me up on this, and all the other stuff, your maths isn't great, and you didn't factor in an overclock, im just saying how good this psu is, and stopping all the debating as it was risky for me to get two gtx 480's.
I factored in your overclock by saying 700W. Keep in mind that's 500W TDP for the graphics, which you will never see in gaming. Ever.
 
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I factored in your overclock by saying 700W. Keep in mind that's 500W TDP for the graphics, which you will never see in gaming. Ever.
Regardless. Anandtech's bench is showing 668 watts at load playing Crysis for two 480s (with an unknown, almost guaranteed to be stock CPU). http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/310?vs=312

Who would risk such a system with a 650 watt PSU?
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ive been told by many people my 750 will handle 2 480s oced
Question being can it handle two 480s, cpu, at 100% load, as well as other components. I would say no.

Just remember to do yourself the favour, and DO YOUR OWN FRIGGING RESEARCH and come up with an educated opinion.
    
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OK I'm gonna jump in here.I had a TX850 that run 3 260's and a I7 950 at 4.0 with water cooling system.It held it's own pretty good seeing it was folding 24/7.A good 850w psu will handle 2 480's and a overclocked cpu just fine.
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