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I know that the Seasonic S12 600W (revision 2) will support certain SLI configurations.

Question is will it support 2 8800GTS 512MB in SLI?

On the nvidia sli zone, it is not listed. Also the lowest wattage power supply listed for a pair of 8800GTS is 650W (the antec trio).

I also know that not certified does not necessarily mean it won't run it stable.

With this seasonic, I ran a pair of 7900GTX in SLI easily.

Does anyone know for certain that this combination will work?

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
As long as it has the connectors, I don't see why not.
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post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVGA Site
Minimum 450 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amp Amps.)
I didn't exactly see info on the BFG site, but I saw this @ EVGA.
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post #4 of 11
Is this for your sig rig? For a 600W psu it only has 36A on the 12V rail, what is up with that? That is awfully low. For your sig rig you should be ok with it as long as you aren't overclocking. A quad + sli can be pretty demanding when overclocked.
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post #5 of 11
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Not my sig rig. I am building a system for a buddy who is buying my pair of 8800GTS along with a seasonic S12 600w that I have as a spare. He will be pairing it with an E8400.

Mild overclocks only. (3.6 range). It will be going into a media centre case (one designed specifically for SLI/Crossfire setups) and connected to a 44" TV.

It has dual PCI-E connectors and is SLI certified (although only general SLI, I don't think its been tested on the newer 8800 cards) and 2 12v rails.

Edited by Robilar - 5/18/08 at 9:31am
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post #6 of 11
Since the S12 600W is more like a 450-500W psu when it comes to looking at how much it can power on the 12V rail, I still can't recommend it for high end sli. One card, it would be just fine, two cards really pushes it for me.
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post #7 of 11
I think it may barely make a cut for stock 2x GTS.
post #8 of 11
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I've sent an e-mail to seasonic to get their feedback as well.

I wish I could remember what my power requirements were on my pair of 7900gtx that I ran on the Seasonic.
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post #9 of 11
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Seasonic responded back and indicated the power supply was borderline for those cards.

Looks like I'll sell him an Antec Trio 650w.
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post #10 of 11
Why dont you just try the PSU in your rig now??
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