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With the gpu companies going to a 65nm manufacturing process are the power requirements going to lessen? Or are they going to be the same energy hogs they are now? The reason I ask is I just bought this 1000 watt behemoth and am wondering if it'll be overkill when I upgrade to a series 9000 SLI setup?
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Well that 1000 watt power supply is already a waste and never will be needed, even with dual 8800GTX's.
    
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Well that 1000 watt power supply is already a waste and never will be needed, even with dual 8800GTX's.

It's my plan to upgrade to a SLI setup with either Ultras or a 9000 series card. With the 8800 Ultras you do in fact need this much power, But I'm not sure of the 9000 series cards that are going to be released. It'll be a real waste if all of a sudden you can power 2 cards in SLI with a 600 watter or something.
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