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When I was benching 4 way sli 580s I was pulling a little over 1800W from the wall, factoring in 80% efficiency a 1500w psu would just fit the bill.
clocks I was running
Wow thanks for those 3dmark pics!

SO if i have the 1500w psu just for the GPU's and nothing else, Then i should have no issues and plenty of room to OC.
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Dude,
for somone that builds/Mods PC's, you must have a pretty Crappy job for you to be so jealous. IF your in IT, then stop crying and get your @ss overseas and work for the Department Of Defense.

Then youll have money to build whatever rig you want like me.

Geez!
Why should I be jealous? My rig is for real and not something I pulled out from my a$$. I have proof of it and I'm sure many OCNers can back me up. I'm the first OCN member to prove that I have quad-fire 6690s.
Proof:
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Also, check out my Cpu-Z validation on my signature.
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Nice cards and there real too
Edited by Los Hog - 11/3/11 at 1:24pm
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post #54 of 72
You really will have no issues with running it all under 1.5kW. FTW has a heavy OC and a more intensive setup running Vantage (both CPU/GPU) load. Again, it's similar to running FurMark. In games, you won't exceed 1100-1200W. Honestly, if you want to see how much power 480 Quad-SLi (more intensive) sucked, you can look here. And I'd also give that thread a read, there's some good info there.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?h...page=1#1083195



1188W from the plug, again on Guru3D's high profile machine. Let's convert, about like, 1000W at stock? With 580's, even with an OC, you won't pull much more. 1350W is all that's needed and TBH, I'm getting a little bored...
Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/3/11 at 12:51pm
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1500w should run the whole system although wouldn't leave much headroom (my cpu cooling usually uses ~ 250w but I wasn't using any power for the cooling in that session), I was using a 1500w for 3 x gpus & a 1000w for the 4th card & rest of the system.
    
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Those are very nice Vantage scores FTW 420. Did you by any chance contribute to the friendly REd vs Green competition that is going on now?
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1500w should run the whole system although wouldn't leave much headroom (my cpu cooling usually uses ~ 250w but I wasn't using any power for the cooling in that session), I was using a 1500w for 3 x gpus & a 1000w for the 4th card & rest of the system.
1500W wouldn't leave much headroom? What are you talking about? Man, look, 480's pulled a full 1188W running FurMark from the plug. Convert it, that would make it what? 1000W stock gaming. With an OC, 1150W or so. They pull more than 580's already, so that would make up a bit. Also, you didn't need close to 2500W. I really I'm sick of these overexaggerations. Hundreds of my posts over eVGA are just on PSU's, power consumption and so. Centered mainly around this subject and frustration towards people who think you need 1200W for a pair of 580's.
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1500W wouldn't leave much headroom? What are you talking about? Man, look, 480's pulled a full 1188W running FurMark from the plug. Convert it, that would make it what? 1000W stock gaming. With an OC, 1150W or so. They pull more than 580's already, so that would make up a bit. Also, you didn't need close to 2500W. I really I'm sick of these overexaggerations. Hundreds of my posts over eVGA are just on PSU's, power consumption and so. Centered mainly around this subject and frustration towards people who think you need 1200W for a pair of 580's.
I was pulling over 1800w from the wall in that session, factor in efficiency running pretty close to 1500w (~1450w). Without a frozen cpu using my usual cooler I would be pulling ~2100w from the wall, after factoring in efficiency close to 1700w. I ran 4 way 480s too, they used more.
This is me though, not everyone has the same hardware or OCs as high, just posting my experience with 4 way sli 580 power consumption.
    
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Wow thanks for those 3dmark pics!

SO if i have the 1500w psu just for the GPU's and nothing else, Then i should have no issues and plenty of room to OC.
Gaming and OC/benchmark folks look at things differently. If you are in between of both and since you already have two PSUs, use them in tandem with equal preload and load or do as FtW 420 with dedicated the +12v rails. Either way it is fine.

I personally use two in tandem. Check this thread how he tripped an Enermax MaxRevo 1,500w with 4-Way-SLI 580 & i7-990X + watercooling. FtW 420 is using LN2?

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tx-580-ud.html
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While benching with very high clocks and volts, the consuption from the wall is damn high. Its surprising how a simple CPU and GPU can pull.

My "simple" rig pump over 1kw at 4.9ghz with the SLI 570 DCII at ~925mhz 1.188v.
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