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Ok here is my situation. My PSU recently died and Corsair is taking forever to get me a new one. What I have decided that I want to do is get a backup Power Supply for my rig for situations such as this. Since it will only be a backup PSU, I don't want to spend too much on it. My rig is in my sig. It doesn't have to be able to run both GTX 460s. I can get by on one. So what would you recommend?
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Ok here is my situation. My PSU recently died and Corsair is taking forever to get me a new one. What I have decided that I want to do is get a backup Power Supply for my rig for situations such as this. Since it will only be a backup PSU, I don't want to spend too much on it. My rig is in my sig. It doesn't have to be able to run both GTX 460s. I can get by on one. So what would you recommend?

Something like this rosewill will run both gtx 460's and is at a very good price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200
Edited by AMD955 - 2/13/12 at 10:59pm
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Something like this rosewill will run both gtx 460's and is at a very good price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200

Does not meet the requirements.

PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

Do you really need the 2nd 460 for the wait, you could just pull one and grab a 500Watt
Edited by andrewmchugh - 2/13/12 at 11:05pm
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Does not meet the requirements.
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

My bad thanks
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Well like I said, I am not interested in getting anything bleeding edge that can run both of my cards in SLI. In fact I would rather not cover both cards because that means more wattage, which also means more money. This PSU is going to spend most of its time in a drawer. All I need is for it to power my rig and one of the video cards. I just want this for a PSU that can limp my computer along if my PSU ever goes bad on this computer or even a future computer.
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Originally Posted by siryak View Post

Well like I said, I am not interested in getting anything bleeding edge that can run both of my cards in SLI. In fact I would rather not cover both cards because that means more wattage, which also means more money. This PSU is going to spend most of its time in a drawer. All I need is for it to power my rig and one of the video cards. I just want this for a PSU that can limp my computer along if my PSU ever goes bad on this computer or even a future computer.

Well with that in mind the rosewill I linked should do the job fine
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Would this power supply work for what I need? http://www.staples.com/Antec-VP-450W-Power-Supply/product_928656 It is the only power supply I can find local and it would be nice if I could get my rig back up tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by siryak View Post

Would this power supply work for what I need? http://www.staples.com/Antec-VP-450W-Power-Supply/product_928656 It is the only power supply I can find local and it would be nice if I could get my rig back up tomorrow.

Thats fine for a single gtx460 mate.
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