Originally Posted by Murlocke
I've heard from many places that the card on load will be nearly 300W.
Thats 150W per connector, and it makes sense.
If they recommend 800w for slis thats 300+300=600. Leaves 200W for the processor,mobo,dvd drives,fans,sound card, hard drives. Which isnt enough for most gamers.
With a 1000W PSU it would give you 400W to power all the other parts in your system. Which should be enough.
All of the 1000W PSUs out now PEAK at 1100w. Those are the PSU you will need for SLI.
Those are all the right figures for SLI... but what about non-SLI single cards...which seems to be what OCZedd and I will want to do
The Sonata II comes with 450W.. will that be enough? Will 500 to 500W be enough?
I'm still deciding which case to get and hopefully I won't have to purchase an additional PSU to power everything but rather would prefer to keep the one that comes with it.
Note: I just realized OCZedd also has this case