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I am having a hard time searching online for the exact power consumption of 4 gtx 580 3gb 4way sli.
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2kW eek.gif

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtZdg3PvSQU"]Quad SLI GTX580[/ame]
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each is 375. so... 4X 375 =1500 watts. add cpu and fans. I hope your water cooling.
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That test is nonsense as well as what the guy above me said. The 580 pulls 250W, and it goes down lower after each card due to SLi Scaling (GPU usage). You don't just add up numbers on top off each. It goes like 250W-225W-200W at stock.

We went over that at eVGA half a year ago, that setup doesn't pull anywhere near 2kW. He only has a mild OC on Gulftown, all under air with an SSD. Either his load meter is horribly inaccurate or it's doctored (div. is calibrated) to show higher numbers (to market the HCP-1200). Look at here, Guru3D Nehalem 580 Tri-SLi setup with CCFL's, WC'ing and such peaked to 993W from the wall; while running FurMark:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-review/13

Do the AC-DC convertion, shave off 100W, an another 50W for FurMark, and one more 50W for their extra's. In reality (games - no halfway load) 580 Tri-SLi will pull about 750W. Also, see this post. 480's which pull 50W more. So you can easily expect a 1350W PSU to handle that setup.

" CraptacularOne
If you're trying to say that 3 stock clocked GTX480s are pulling almost 1500w I can tell you that you're not even close to being correct. you're either measuring power usage at the socket and not accounting for efficiency in the AC to DC conversion our your setup its reading horribly inaccurately.
I used a Kilawatt to test my system and gaming it never goes over 900watts.

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Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/3/11 at 6:06am
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Originally Posted by Johnny Doe;15555204 
That test is nonsense

Gotta love the conspiracy theories... rolleyes.gif

For comparison...

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V13ZGIZgYY"]Quad SLI GTX480[/ame]

That's 1,500w.
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I'm not doing any theory here. You're showing me 480 SLi on FurMark with full CPU load, which has nothing to do with the OP's setup. Those are unrealistic situations since FurMark loads up cards near %100. In games, GPU usage goes down lower after each. I went over this tens of times before. The PSU guys of this forum worked hard to educate you on these subjects. You're overexaggerating stupidly. 3 cards pulled about 750W in GURU3D. Not some YouTube video that isn't related to the OP's setup. So with the 4th one, you're looking at a kW of continuous load. Not peak.
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Here's what I came up with by using a Kill-A-Watt with my old HX1000 before I got the HCP-1200. This is not converted and taking efficiency into account either. Also, this is Tri-SLi so it's not the full picture.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Doe;15555310 
You're overexaggerating stupidly.

Both are videos documenting power consumption of a quad-SLI setup running a stability/burn-in program; nothing more, nothing less.

If you don't like it, fine; take the rage and omnipotent drama elsewhere.
Edited by jlells01 - 11/3/11 at 6:28am
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I'm pissed off of people overexaggerating things they have no first hand experience with. Read it from those who've tested professionally, or used similar setups themselves. Do the calculation. Add one more 580 over 750W at Tri-SLi, what would that equal to?
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Originally Posted by Johnny Doe;15555448 
I'm pissed off of people overexaggerating things they have no first hand experience with.

Then please post your own video , of your own quad-SLI GTX 580 setup, documenting power consumption under usage.

We await your response.
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