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Hi

I just bought this as I'm in the process of getting things together to build a system....which ill no doubt end up post on here to make sure I'm doing it right :-)

I just want to know whether this power supply, although advertised as being sli compliant, will it actually run ATI cards as well as Nvidia ones? I'm totally lost with power supply connectors but as this was modular and only £40 i couldn't pass it up

Link to its specs, although you no doubt already know them

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yeap, this PSU will run just about any video card in the market. 'SLI certification' or 'Crossfire certification' doesn't mean a whole lot other than it meets certain power requirements set by nVidia and ATI. Other than that, it's just marketing (note that you won't find any PSU that's certified for both... the companies just don't allow that).

All connectors are standards (ATX12V), and so are the video cards and all other stuff you hook up to it.

It's a great PSU. I have two myself
    
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Thanks for that fast reply...means i can still lean towards getting a hd3870 instead of a 8800gt
    
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Absolutely. Will run with no problems whatsoever
    
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A friend has a problem with it. Power fluctuation but I'm sure its only his unit. I have the 450W version and it works flawlessly.
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The HX-series doesn't come in a 450W version .
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post #7 of 7
Indeed

The HX series is a modular series, based on a Seasonic OEM platform, while the VX series is fixed, and is (I think) based on a Channelwell OEM platform.

All Corsairs are excellent PSUs. If your friend's PSU suffers from power fluctuations (how heavy a load has he on that thing?), it's time to contact Corsair RMA.
    
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