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Well, $140 isnt exactly cheap

I've been building my computer on allowances and birthday money, so i'm really on a tight budget, my 2 9600's will already cost me $240.

Guess it's time to get a job...

EDIT: i could always get Antec Earthwatts 500 watt, it has 2 PCI-E cables, but still 2 12V rails with 17A on them...

EDIT2: I found this on microcenters website "400 Watt Power Supply (with 26A on the +12V Rail); SLI Mode: 450 Watt Power Supply (with 28A on the +12V Rail)"

Now i'm confused
No one needs two 9600GT's...people "WANT" them because they are computer crazy...I rather spend more money in a PSU than my hardware because the PSU runs the system not the video cards...I will always take a super quality PSU than hardware.

And this is not a flame...I am pointing it out
post #12 of 25
Now days you should have at least a 500w PSU minimum
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I'm getting 2 9600's to future proof my computers graphics, not just because i want 15000 3dmarks, although that would be nice.



So theres no way, unless hell freezes over, that i'll be able to run these on anything less then 500w?
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im running 2 9600gt and i can confirm that a 530watt PSU will run them OCed with a Q6600 @ 3.6. i have since upgraded mine because i plan on getting some higher end cards in the near future.

hope this helps

edit: i would not recommend under 500 becuase 530 was barely enough.
   
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im running 2 9600gt and i can confirm that a 530watt PSU will run them OCed with a Q6600 @ 3.6. i have since upgraded mine because i plan on getting some higher end cards in the near future.

hope this helps

edit: i would not recommend under 500 becuase 530 was barely enough.

Alright, thanks.

Anyone have any suggestions for a 530 watt PSU, hopefully under $120 USD?
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post #16 of 25
430W should be able to do it. You'll be pushing the limit though, so any overclocking/upgrades would probably screw you over.
Just get a better PSU, or only 1 9600GT.
A good 500W PSU can SLI anything like 2 8800GT's or lower, with relatively small amounts power consumption from CPU/Mobo/ETC
    
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430W should be able to do it. You'll be pushing the limit though, so any overclocking/upgrades would probably screw you over.
Just get a better PSU, or only 1 9600GT.
A good 500W PSU can SLI anything like 2 8800GT's or lower, with relatively small amounts power consumption from CPU/Mobo/ETC
Yeah, i don't do any overclocking at all, still don't really want to take to many chances.

i was takin a look at this PSU for $90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Is it any good? :O
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Under $120. You could do that for about $80 really.
Get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
(Actually $59 after MIR)
I have this exact PSU, and I have run 2x 9600GT's on it no problem. And OCZ is one of the best out there.

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post #19 of 25
Yup a 430 is going to push it for SLI. That Corsair is a good choice. Here's a better price: http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-5...205852646.html

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Under $120. You could do that for about $80 really.
Get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
(Actually $54 after MIR)
I have this exact PSU, and I have run 2x 9600GT's on it no problem. And OCZ is one of the best out there.
Well, not one of the best, but good enough for most people. AFAIK the 600W has the ripple problem at high load, but still probably not at the loads you would be looking at.
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Under $120. You could do that for about $80 really.
Get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
(Actually $59 after MIR)
I have this exact PSU, and I have run 2x 9600GT's on it no problem. And OCZ is one of the best out there.
Wow, thats really cheap. The 600W and $80 kinda worries me, i heard OCZ has some problems with their PSU's.

course, i could be wrong.
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