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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
More power than 700w? I think it has been proven (let me find the link) that a 500w PSU can power a C2D/SLI rig.



It is an OCZ rebadged Scythe Ninja Plus Revision B, and some members are high on the ninja! Granted it IS better than my old Zalman CNPS8500.
First off, the OCZ power supplies are not spectacular in terms of quality. They are noted for ripple on the 12V. Second, I've seen similar tests where they have run signifigant hardware on low end power supplies but I learned first hand with a pair of 8800gtx (I got rid of one awhile back, it served no purpose other than benches and the money was better spent elsewhere) that even a Silverstone 750W power supply can buckle under the strain of overclocking a similar config.

Don't confuse power requirements between stock/idle and overclocked/load because they differ dramatically.

Yes your OCZ is better than that specific Zalman but anyone that would spend the money you are prepared to spend on graphics solutions could shell out an extra $60 or so for a top of the line air cooling solution.

How do you like the zalman case? As far as I am aware you are the only member on this forum with it (and the only person I've seen with one outside of a couple of isolated reviews).


Given that you intend to go with the EVGA 680i, you should consider the asus 680i , the p5n32-e. I've had both and the Asus is superior in pretty much every way.
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Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
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Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
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Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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