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I thought that buying the antec hcp 1200 would be good enough for my needs, but having the kil-a-watt measuring 1400w @ peak load on three 470s has got me thinking.

I'll be moving on to 3 480s very soon.. assuming i overclock them as i have done the 470s.. will i be ok?

Has anyone measured how much they pull from the wall?
also take into account the hcp efficiency @ 100% which is around 87%

or do you guys recommend a secondary psu to add?
Edited by badatgames18 - 10/9/11 at 12:04pm
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No way that 3x470s could be pulling 1400W, A bronze psu wouldnt even get to that with 3 480s.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/9/11 at 12:22pm
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No way that 3x470s could be pulling 1400W.


was peak i caught on camera.. it did reach 1400w from the wall though
was heavily overclocked btw

:/ i can video tape it for you? i was just as surprised as you were though
Edited by badatgames18 - 10/9/11 at 12:28pm
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I trust you man, im just more baffled then anything.

What are the readings for 2way SLI?
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I trust you man, im just more baffled then anything.

What are the readings for 2way SLI?


.. these were max overclocks though.. in vantage

peak that i saw was in the low 900s
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why 480's, why not 570's?
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why 480's, why not 570's?
because i can quad 480s latter on
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yeah you'll be fine quad 480's
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