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Is a Corsair HX850W good enough for GTX 480's in SLI?

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Full system specs below, I currently have one GTX 480, and would like to know if my Corsair Professional Series HX 850W is enough for two.
Nothing in my system is overclocked... yet, and if i do OC, it will by only my CPU to 4GHz.

Thanks and let me know! - Jessekin32
Edited by Jessekin32 - 2/20/12 at 10:46pm
post #2 of 21
Yes
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For sure no doubt about it! wink.gif
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yes. it will run them fine. I ran IBT + furmark briefly on my hx750 and didnt crash. the 1st gen i7's require more power, but you should be fine for normal use. thumb.gif
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works fine with my overvolted gtx470s. will have no problem
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post #6 of 21
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What about a third one? biggrin.gif I'm assuming i'll need like a 1000w+ psu for that...
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Originally Posted by Jessekin32 View Post

What about a third one? biggrin.gif I'm assuming i'll need like a 1000w+ psu for that...

Yea you will definitely need 1000W+ for 3
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post #8 of 21
You are fine. 1000W for 3.
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post #9 of 21
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Sweet. thanks everyone for the quick input! Should i get exactly 1000w, or should I go higher when I go 3 GTX 480's?
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1000W is fine. You would only need more if you want to run high voltages with high overclocks and Benchmark/Furmark. A great quality 1000W is more than enough.
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DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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