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And besides you have not given my one ounce of good info/advice about anything. so i have no choice but to assume you dont know jack-!!! about this topic so YOU stop trolling on my thread and get out.

I refuse to help you because you are demanding, don't listen to what anyone says, and are a troll. I love this website because I enjoy helping others building their machines, but you just make 100 threads asking what the best of everything is, and then do whatever you want anyways. 0% chance you ever build anything.
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I read that just one of these can use as much as 1000W
A single 580 using 1000 watts? Not a chance.
 
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post #13 of 17
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I read that just one of these can use as much as 1000W

According to This review the card can reach 450w of usage and the VRM's are capable of delivering 1000w. I read another review of the card that measured the actual usage at approx 375w, though I'm having trouble finding that particular review again.
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capable of delivering and capable of utilizing are two very different things
i doubt you'll ever see a 580 classy pull more than 450 watts without DICE or ln2
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post #15 of 17
I do not know what board you are using so it is imposible to make a conclusion.

Power Supply means nothing as far as this product is concerned.

This is simply to add voltage to the PCIe lanes.

Asus has done this on board since the 939 days and the MIVE actually has (2) onboard connection for extra power.

So what board are you using and can this product be of assistance ?

If no onboard power solution is availible than yes it can help with stability and assist in acheiving maxx clocks.
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post #16 of 17
This may be a troll but; meh. No, you don't need the power boost.

Phaedrus2129 is the guy you want to send a PM too... he's the resident OCN PSU guru.

There's also a PSU calculator made by him for OCN here. I'd suggest to input your system with only one 580. Then write down the wattage required, after which you can redo it by putting two 580's in SLI. Mark down the diffrence in wattage and calculate the wattage needed for a PSU from there with four 580's.

Now was that so hard?
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post #17 of 17
Not trying to flame, but if I were dropping 2 grand on video cards alone, I'd do all the research I could in advance.
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