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A 850/900W Will be enough.

A 1000W Is a good choice.
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
1000w is enough for 3x GTX580's in tri SLI, with overclocks on the CPU and GPU's. How did you POSSIBLY get 2 lesser cards, with lesser TDP to pull more?
1000w is about 850w DC like i said, and i dont care what you think i measure this, its not some magically made up numbers. i measure it with 3 completely different kill-a-watt meters and posted the data in phaedrus's thread

the gpus were at 1.265v 1020mhz core, 6 hard drives, 9 fans @ 2000rpm, a 6 core 970
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post #13 of 40
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Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
AMD does blow, my cpu is bottle necking my Gtx-260 horribly...
You're doing it wrong I think. NB-Frequency ?
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post #14 of 40
A Seasonic X-850 should do the trick if you want modularity.
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post #15 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post
Really? Only 850 even with three cards and the overclocks?


So lets say I do plan to unlock all three and make them over 20%, then what
i would still say a good 1000w would be enough then, you might come close to its max but i dont think you will go over. you have a couple less drives then me and my i7 970 is pretty power hungry
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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
1000w is about 850w DC like i said, and i dont care what you think i measure this, its not some magically made up numbers. i measure it with 3 completely different kill-a-watt meters and posted the data in phaedrus's thread

the gpus were at 1.265v 1020mhz core, 6 hard drives, 9 fans @ 2000rpm, a 6 core 970
It's also been shown that some PSU's tend to artificially inflate kill-a-watt readings as well. I don't remember the term exactly, but something inside of the PSU causes the killawatt to read incorrectly. Could be the case in your situation.
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post #17 of 40
1000w is more than enough for OC'ed tri 6950's. It will give you alot of headroom when you upgrade and OC your CPU later on. But really 850w is all you need.
    
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post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
It's also been shown that some PSU's tend to artificially inflate kill-a-watt readings as well. I don't remember the term exactly, but something inside of the PSU causes the killawatt to read incorrectly. Could be the case in your situation.
i wasnt the only one with the that kind of numbers

and with the completely different meters that shrinks down the chances of that a bit
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post #19 of 40
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You're doing it wrong I think. NB-Frequency ?
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post #20 of 40
1000W can easily power 3x 6950. The OCZ ZX 1000W i'm selling atm was powering 4x 5870s all OC'ed.
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