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Well, not that PSU. It would just be like, "I don't have enough power for this, so I'm turning off. I'm sorry." I mean, it would just harmlessly turn off.
True, but I had some that had fireworks flying out the back of a PSU too. When I add more stuff than the PSU can handle.

EDIT
To be on the safe side on oc 480 SLI. You need about 950 watts PSU.
Edited by dixson01974 - 6/10/11 at 2:52pm
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post #22 of 54
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True, but I had some that had fireworks flying out the back of a PSU too. When I add more stuff than the PSU can handle.
Yeah, but it depends on the PSU. The 850W Quattro is no slouch. It would just go "I don't think so Tim" (like from the show Home Improvement).
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It would just go "I don't think so Tim" (like from the show Home Improvement).
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hehehehehe

I've been wanting to use that for a long time!
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So running them both at stock will be fine on the TQP850, with a litte headroom, however, overclocking them won't be possible. Intersting to know that even the best 850 PSU wont be able to handle overclocked 480s.

I mean how much more power does the actual overclock require as apposed to running them on stock?

Grunion where you at bud??

EDIT: Might look to get a higher wattage PSU or just sell the 480 and get a 580 instead. Heard the 580 less power hungry.

+rep all around
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So running them both at stock will be fine on the TQP850, with a litte headroom, however, overclocking them won't be possible. Intersting to know that even the best 850 PSU wont be able to handle overclocked 480s.

I mean how much more power does the actual overclock require as apposed to running them on stock?

Grunion where you at bud??

EDIT: Might look to get a higher wattage PSU or just sell the 480 and get a 580 instead. Heard the 580 less power hungry.

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I would say for your setup is bare min is 900 or 950 watts with oc 480 SLI.
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I would say for your setup is bare min is 900 or 950 watts with oc 480 SLI.
All right guys thanks for all the help. Like I said I might sell the PSU and get a higher wattage one or just sell the 480 and get a 580 and do 580 SLI. I'm pretty sure I can run 580 SLI on the TPQ850.
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All right guys thanks for all the help. Like I said I might sell the PSU and get a higher wattage one or just sell the 480 and get a 580 and do 580 SLI. I'm pretty sure I can run 580 SLI on the TPQ850.
Those 580 SLI will have to be at stock too on that PSU.
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I think so too.
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post #30 of 54
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I think so too.
The 480 and 580 use about the same power.
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