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That is the cards alone, not the system.
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You'll be good on it. Just try not overclocking too much. If you can I would get a different PSU though. The OCZ PSU's aren't the best...
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/15/11 at 5:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle View Post
You do realize that the GTX 580 is within several watts of a GTX 480? Right............

@OP: Yes SLi would work perfectly fine on that PSU.
Its going to work but it is not going to be optimal.
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It should be fine with no overclocking. The only thing keeping me from saying a definite yes is the fact that the power supply is OCZ. I don't remember the internals on that unit but if they are robust, than yes you are fine.
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post #15 of 20
I think you'll be ok overclocking too, just stay away from furmark/occt, etc. They push power consumption through the roof.
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
I don't remember the internals on that unit but if they are robust, than yes you are fine.
It's Impervio, best OEM OCZ has ever used.

@ OP, you have a very solid PSU, you'll be ok as long as you don't push the clocks..
post #17 of 20
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...exstream&num=1

It got a good rating. You are fine mate

Just don't run Furmark.
Edited by AMC - 10/15/11 at 6:08pm
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Yeah it will work fine with pretty decent overclocks. I can bench my gtx480's @ 1.1v with a 750w no problem. Just try not to run Furmark and you will be fine. Furmark overloaded my psu with the gtx480's @ only 1.025v lol
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people here have reported of spikes over 1000 watts with SLIed 480s.......do you guys get off on running PSUs @ 100% load or something?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
people here have reported of spikes over 1000 watts with SLIed 480s.......do you guys get off on running PSUs @ 100% load or something?
Please show me links to this because that is WAY too high. Unless they had ridiculous overclocks of some sort.
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