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Is anyone aware of the power requirements for the 9800gtx in sli as opposed to a pair of 8800gts (512 mb) in sli?

I may have a buyer for my pair of GTS and I will likely pic up a pair of BFG 9800GTX OC (with the plan to add a third eventually). I am aware that I will have to upgrade my power supply when I go to Tri-SLI but I would like to wait until then.

So will the Seasonic M12 700W support the 9800GTX in SLI? I am thinking it will but any feedback would be appreciated.

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You should be fine. The increase in power draw is minimal ~10 watts per card. The listed required specs for SLI are 550w with a minimum of 30 amps on the +12v. Your seasonic is rated at 56 amps across the 4 +12v rails.
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Thats how I calculated it as well. It would be nice if nvidia provided certification though. The seasonic M12 700w is SLI certified for 2x 8800GTS 512mb
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