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Hey guys,

Looking to SLI my MSI gtx 570. My only concern currently is my PSU. Do you guys think it will be able to support SLI?


GTX 570:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035WTD2Q/

PSU:

http://www.amazon.com/N570GTX-Twin-Frozr-Power-Edition/dp/B004XVMAKU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336260304&sr=8-1
    
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While that PSU may not be the best unit out there, it should easily handle 570 SLI with SB. If you already own that PSU, I wouldn't worry about running 570 SLI off it. If you're looking at buying a new PSU, then look at something better.
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While that PSU may not be the best unit out there, it should easily handle 570 SLI with SB. If you already own that PSU, I wouldn't worry about running 570 SLI off it. If you're looking at buying a new PSU, then look at something better.

Thanks for the quick reply.

Ya I already have this PSU. What do you mean by 570 sli with SB


Also, why exactly is this psu "bad" and I forgot to mention, are there enough pins to even do SLI on this PSU?
    
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Am running 570 sli on a 750W pc p&c with no problems.

with SB, he means your sandybridge cpu.
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have a look at the Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt AX750 or a PSU in this series.. i have the AX850 on order wink.gif
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-750-Watt-Certified-High-Performance/dp/B003PJ6QWE/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336260906&sr=1-3 smile.gif
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have a look at the Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt AX750 or a PSU in this series.. i have the AX850 on order wink.gif
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No reason to buy an overrated and extremely expensive PSU, when his current unit is fine for his needs.

Yes, your current CoolerMaster 750w unit is enough for your planned build. Don't worry about it, and go for your second 570. If it doesn't happen to have enough connections (I'm not sure, but it should being a 750w)....then just use molex to 6pin adapters. That unit is MORE than capable of what you plan to do with it.
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As pioneerisloud has said, while the PSU isn't of the best out there, it will handle GTX 570's in SLI, a good 2500k CPU with a decent OC, and you could even OC the 570's.

If you're looking to change PSU's, you can do better. Anything made by Antec, Seasonic, or Corsair is good IMHO. Check the Recommended PSU's list if you do plan to upgrade. But as i've said, what you have is good enough, as long as it has 4 PCI-E connectors.
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