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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,
Thinking about upgrading my graphics a bit and I need some help (as I know nothing about power...) with my current rig, could I either:

A: SLI my 8600
B: Switch to an 8800GT (something similar to http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...id=999.243.390)

if not how much more power would I need?
Thanks,
Me.
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post #2 of 12
for an 8800GT you need at least 28A combined on the 12V rail.... what does you PSU have ???
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wow, okay 12amps with a 12volt rail? speak n00b with me for this stuff guys >< I'm at school right now, I'll look as soon as I get home, thanks.
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post #4 of 12
yer... just look on your PSU and it will tell you, or post the model of your PSU and we can check it out for you.
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post #5 of 12
I think the corsair HX520 of 600 will do just fine Or you can think about an Enermax PSU of 500 W
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For a single 8800gt, you could get by with a good 500w-600w PSU. My suggestion would be for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010

I have one in my sig rig, and it's worked fine for over a year. I've had 2x 9600gt's on this PSU also, and everything ran great. Plus after MIR, it's cheap!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post
For a single 8800gt, you could get by with a good 500w-600w PSU. My suggestion would be for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010

I have one in my sig rig, and it's worked fine for over a year. I've had 2x 9600gt's on this PSU also, and everything ran great. Plus after MIR, it's cheap!
I second that... same PSU as me. Superb PSU, cant go wrong for the price

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/451/1

http://www.ocia.net/reviews/stealthx...0w/page1.shtml

http://www.sysopt.com/features/cases...2024_3684541_1
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post #8 of 12
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I totally forgot about this thread, sorry guys :S

this is my PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171013

would you guys recommend an 8800gt? need to keep it as close to $150 as I can
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post #9 of 12
tbh 600 should be enough i got a 650 watt psu and have sli 8800gts/2 sata hdds/9 fans/and other crap and no problems
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post #10 of 12
that psu should do just fine with an 8800gt. it has enough wattage and 36 amps on the 12v rails. thats plenty
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