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post #21 of 25
Never use Newegg's PSU calculator. It's like they have a vested interest in getting you to spend more money on a more powerful PSU... oh wait.
Wanna use a calculator? Use http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp and only that one. And don't mess with settings such as capacitor aging and system load.
post #22 of 25
AnandTech stress tested the 460 1GB on furmark, only getting 331W system draw and in SLI setup the system drew 512W. Keep in mind the CPU is not being stressed, but it should only increase about 100W even when overclocked and on load.

So a decent 500W should be more than enough for a single 460, but if you plan on adding a second card, I would suggest getting atleast a 600W. Oh and of course don't forget to make sure the PSU comes with 4x 6pin PCI-E connectors, you'll want to stay away from those nasty molex to PCI-E connectors.


System Setup: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/n...the-200-king/5
Power Consumption: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/n...he-200-king/17


Edited by OrangeBunnies - 6/8/11 at 7:41am
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Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
I feel like my case would turn into a sauna with two of those hefty GTX460's. It might just be cheaper to sell my GTX460 when I want to upgrade, and use the $100 or so I'd get towards a new single card
If possible, you could of course add a few fans to the sidepanel or some equal position.

In any case, selling the current GTX 460 and getting a higher end card seems like a good option if you are concerned about the heat and space.
Edited by p4p3r - 6/8/11 at 8:08am
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I had my 4870X2 2GB running fine on an Antec EarthWatts 500W!

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Would an i5 2500k + GTX560 or 570 rig run on my 500w Antec Earthwatts?
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