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No it won't damage the cards (could put a significant load on the PSU and in due time it could fail if it is being overloaded). You would just notice that you can't overclock the cards and also that the performance isn't as good as you would have expected. I'd say open a new thread in the power supply section and ask if your PSU has enuff power for two 7800GTX's as well as your other stuff.

My guess is that it will be almost pushing it though...My computer pulls probably 450 or 500 watts at max and i only have a 850xt although it and the processor are overclocked

Impossible. I was running a x850xt oced with a p4 @ 3.6ghz on a 300W psu for some time. My estimate for that system is 265W max
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Hang on, I'll look at my UPS meter with just the computer plugged in...i dunno i was just guessing...hold..
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yeeeeaaaaa Power Chords!!!
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Okay, idle my computer uses about 180watts

Max load with the CPU, GPU, memory, and hard drive at load...340-350 watts

Used Folding at home 2 instances and ATI Tool with 3d view open, OCCT for RAM loading, and HD Tach to load the hard drive...
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post #15 of 18
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Okay, idle my computer uses about 180watts

Max load with the CPU, GPU, memory, and hard drive at load...340-350 watts

Used Folding at home 2 instances and ATI Tool with 3d view open, OCCT for RAM loading, and HD Tach to load the hard drive...
Weird should be a little less. Either way it's nowhere near 450-500
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post #16 of 18
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Weird should be a little less. Either way it's nowhere near 450-500
well i got about 5 fans throughout my case and dunno how much the x-fi draws...and the PSU is not all that efficient at 72% efficiency at full load, lol
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post #17 of 18
Power Chord = Music
Power Cord = Cable
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Power Chord = Music
Power Cord = Cable
lmao
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