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I have a Antec Truepower 2 550w power supply.
So can it handle a GTX and a E6600 while being OC'd?


Also here is a chart I pulled from a website review of it.


Here is a pic of the label on it.
    
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lol, no i don't think that would be recommended.
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You could do it, the recommended PSU for a 8800GTX is 450W for a "standard desktop" so it should be feasable.
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You could do it, the recommended PSU for a 8800GTX is 450W for a "standard desktop" so it should be feasable.
Yes, but the total amps are spec'd out at something in the 30's and a single rail if I am not mistaken...I'll hunt it down. That being the case I don't know about it.
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Yes, but the total amps are spec'd out at something in the 30's and a single rail if I am not mistaken...I'll hunt it down. That being the case I don't know about it.
Doesnt the 8800gtx have multiple power connectors? Couldn't you run both of the rails to the card to even the 30A out on the two rails?

"By distributing the load across two different rails the G80 can pull more power without causing instability issues and thus is a better product. " from http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4812

I say you're golden.. and for the guy that LOL'ed ... I LOL at you!
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i'm pretty sure that the two PCI-e connectors run from the same rail though.

This would be recommended. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
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i'm pretty sure that the two PCI-e connectors run from the same rail though.

This would be recommended. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
Why would they have to run from the same rail?.. Why cant you physically connect two PCI-e connectors from the two seperate rails...? Am I missing something here?
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i'm pretty sure that the two PCI-e connectors run from the same rail though.

This would be recommended. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
Wow, a PCP&C that isn't $200 and is a brute as well...49A on the 12V rail, wow.

Just a thought on running seperate sources (different rails)...if they fluctuate differently wouldn't that have potentially dreadful results?
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The problem is Im already at like my budgets max with my new build coming up. Is there any cheap solutions I could get, I know I don't want to skimp out on a PSU. but I really dont have the money right now.
    
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You could Dual boot PSU's. Use 350W for the system and An 300W or 400W for the cards
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