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My 520w PSU is having a really hard time keeping a single 8800GTX powered... When I run ATITool my 12v line drops to 11.3v and starts to squeal. 700w wouldn't hurt a thing.
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post #42 of 58
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My 520w PSU is having a really hard time keeping a single 8800GTX powered... When I run ATITool my 12v line drops to 11.3v and starts to squeal. 700w wouldn't hurt a thing.
Yes but that's an aspire... I should edit my post to say quality PSU.
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Seriously? A quality 450w PSU is very safe for a single card and 500w is safe for SLI (nvidia recommends 400/450w respectively). 700w is safe for paranoids who believe hype rumors and have money up the wazoo
500 watts safe for SLI? If each card takes 16A, and the CPU takes 12A, you're at 48A...576 watts, still need fans, disc drives, and the ram and mobo's share. 700 watt (55-60A) minuimum for SLI.
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post #44 of 58
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I hear though that DX10 is going to put most of the gaming pressures onto the GPU and take a load off of the processor.
As far as I know, that's true. So, until the new DX10 benchies come around that fully utilize the performance of the DX10 architecture, we will not know for sure if any or even all CPU's bottleneck these cards.

This is what I think anyways...who am I?
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Hmmm actually I think I might get a 1900x1200 monitor. Which monitor would be better?

And would getting Sli 8800 GTXs be worth getting for either of these two monitors? I want to be able to max out every single setting for intensive games like Oblivion and Crysis.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009089 24 inch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009101 26 inch
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post #46 of 58
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500 watts safe for SLI? If each card takes 16A, and the CPU takes 12A, you're at 48A...576 watts, still need fans, disc drives, and the ram and mobo's share. 700 watt (55-60A) minuimum for SLI.
16A is an old rumor that has long since been proven very wrong. If you don't believe me... there's proof now. Look at this review where a whole system with two GTX's was consuming just over 250W from the wall.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...orce8800GTX/13

Hmmm actually I think I might get a 1900x1200 monitor. Which monitor would be better?

And would getting Sli 8800 GTXs be worth getting for either of these two monitors? I want to be able to max out every single setting for intensive games like Oblivion and Crysis.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009089 24 inch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009101 26 inch[/QUOTE]

Good choices I'd go with the 24 inch like I recommended earlier
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16A is an old rumor that has long since been proven very wrong. If you don't believe me... there's proof now. Look at this review where a whole system with two GTX's was consuming just over 250W from the wall.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...orce8800GTX/13
My X1900XT draws 13A overclocked. Lets say each GPU draws 12A, and the CPU draw 12A, thats 36A which is 432 watts. Thats without the rest of the build. Plus you want headroom on a new PSU. I still think 55-60A is the way to go it you want two GTX's and a power hungry CPU.
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post #48 of 58
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My X1900XT draws 13A overclocked. Lets say each GPU draws 12A, and the CPU draw 12A, thats 36A which is 432 watts. Thats without the rest of the build. Plus you want headroom on a new PSU. I still think 55-60A is the way to go it you want two GTX's and a power hungry CPU.
You must be looking in ATI tool, and we all know how accurate that is

And remember a thing about power! V * A = W. So with the CPU it's your voltage (1.XXX) times amps, not 12V times amps. Unless you're crazy and set your vcore to 12V
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You must be looking in ATI tool, and we all know how accurate that is

And remember a thing about power! V * A = W. So with the CPU it's your voltage (1.XXX) times amps, not 12V times amps. Unless you're crazy and set your vcore to 12V
Well, we know that the top of the line CPUs draw close to 125 watts...
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Well, we know that the top of the line CPUs draw close to 125 watts...
You must be talking about C2Q. C2D draws 65w and mine draws 89w stock. Although when overclocked it gets up to 148w with the high voltage.
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