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I'm RMAing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121012

that I just bought for this new build I'm doing.

and looking for a PSU that will run 2 8800gtx's in SLI and also 2 swiftech pumps for a dual loop system...

OK I need the 4 6pin power connectors and enough power to run the 8800 in sli, 2 cooling loops , raptor raid of 3 drives , an overclocked C2D and anything else you can really think of and I am tring to do it with a power supply that will cost less the 300$.

Please help, I'm doing a lot of research on this myself but opinions would be very helpful

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post #2 of 22
I dont mean to be mean... but Good luck..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194008
Is prob the cheapest single PSU that will run that:

Im doubting a 850W can handle G80s and that much stuff.

I would definitely go with a 1k PSU.
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post #3 of 22
Maybe a OCZ 700w and a FSP booster?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104019


Or this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104024

(keep in mind it's the same thing, just one has leds, the other doesnt)
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post #4 of 22
Let's see..

This one has 1kW power and 4 PCI-E connectors. Dunno about the Amps on the rails, but it has 5 of them :|
    
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post #5 of 22
You're willing to drop $2500 on your system... but skimp on the PSU? You already need 500w of just 12v from your specs. With PSUs, you usually want a 30-50% overheard for nominal performance.

2x177w 8800GTX
75w OC Core 2 Duo
25-45w Two Pumps
50w Motherboard
Fans... HDs.... Optical Drive... and these are all just the 12v line.


FYI... according to the specs... the 300w FSP Booster should be able to power THREE PCIe plugs. You just need a Y-Adapter.
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post #6 of 22
I would go with the Enermax and nothing less.

I would highly recommend one of the good PC&C 1kWs though.. But they are 500$

That other PSU is only 15A.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I would go with the Enermax. (The PC&Cs are the best but are sooo expensive)

That other PSU is only 15A.
It's 18A, quad rails. The PCI-e connectors each have their own rail (>400w).
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ok guys thanks for the info I'm looking at the 1k p&c for 599 on new egg ...this will take my entire next check

is it really worth $600 bucks? I never thought i would spend this much on it ...I'm going to ..I think ..but can you help talk me into it ...tell me how great it will be and how I will never want for anything more in the way of power ...I'm not kidding this is really hard for me to stomach...but if this is the way to go then I WILL do it but kindly make me feel better about it .

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ok guys thanks for the info I'm looking at the 1k p&c for 599 on new egg ...this will take my entire next check

is it really worth $600 bucks? I never thought i would spend this much on it ...I'm going to ..I think ..but can you help talk me into it ...tell me how great it will be and how I will never want for anything more in the way of power ...I'm not kidding this is really hard for me to stomach...but if this is the way to go then I WILL do it but kindly make me feel better about it .

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Not worth $600. You'd better off using two of boredom's silverstones, or OCZs, etc.
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