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post #1 of 9
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I finally got my QX9650 in and need to start gathering my parts. My current (most likely) build is as follows:

QX9650 @ 3.0ghz (for now)
4gb ram(not sure which)
dual 500gb seagate 7200.11 sata raid0
most likely SLI'd 8800GT's (waiting till june 19th to decide)
either a nvidia 680i or 780i mobo (any recommendations on this too?)

My question is, will either of the following PSUs be able to support the SLI'd cards? I have two PSUs and I'm pretty sure neither will work, but I wanted to get some experts in here to decide that.

I have a Antec SP-500 (500W two rails, 12v1 @ 17A, 12v2 @ 19A)
and Thermaltake Purepower2.0 W0121RU (600W, two rails, 12v1 @ 14A, 12v2 @ 15A)

I'm pretty sure the wattage is fine on both of them, but I'm worried about the rails.

Thanks
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QX9650 @ 3.66 EVGA Nvidia 780i 2x EVGA 9600GT 512mb OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR2 1066 
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2x 500gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Vista Ultimate 64 bit OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel 
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post #2 of 9
dude a 9650 and a cheap PSU thats about as lame as you can get
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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post #3 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
dude a 9650 and a cheap PSU thats about as lame as you can get
Got them both for free ages ago, figured I'd see if they were any good before bothering to look for a new one.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 EVGA Nvidia 780i 2x EVGA 9600GT 512mb OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x 500gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Vista Ultimate 64 bit OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 EVGA Nvidia 780i 2x EVGA 9600GT 512mb OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x 500gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Vista Ultimate 64 bit OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel 
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post #4 of 9
use them both and go caseless
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
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i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by smm298 View Post
I finally got my QX9650 in and need to start gathering my parts. My current (most likely) build is as follows:

QX9650 @ 3.0ghz (for now)
4gb ram(not sure which)
dual 500gb seagate 7200.11 sata raid0
most likely SLI'd 8800GT's (waiting till june 19th to decide)
either a nvidia 680i or 780i mobo (any recommendations on this too?)

My question is, will either of the following PSUs be able to support the SLI'd cards? I have two PSUs and I'm pretty sure neither will work, but I wanted to get some experts in here to decide that.

I have a Antec SP-500 (500W two rails, 12v1 @ 17A, 12v2 @ 19A)
and Thermaltake Purepower2.0 W0121RU (600W, two rails, 12v1 @ 14A, 12v2 @ 15A)

I'm pretty sure the wattage is fine on both of them, but I'm worried about the rails.

Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
dude a 9650 and a cheap PSU thats about as lame as you can get
Smm...ah micro has a very valid point my man...specially a QX9650 & two 8800s'...you'll need far more than that...just for the two cards...if you want any reliable cpu stability even without oc'ing you'll need some power...specially when you oc the cpu if not gpus's as well as memory
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VIEWSONIC 22" LCD Logitech DiNovo&Optimus mini3 keyboard Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000-W... Two Custom Clear Plexiglass Cases 1-PC & 1-LS 
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Saitek Obsidian Lighted Acrylic Onboard RIVE KarmanHardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speakers 
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by smm298 View Post
Got them both for free ages ago, figured I'd see if they were any good before bothering to look for a new one.
Look for a new one...sell both of them.
LightningPhoenix
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Intel i7 3930  Asus Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX690 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 3 Slot load Toshiba TS-TA23 TA23A 6X Blu-ray Burner  Gear Head 24x DVD+/-r Sata Internal Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Vapochill LS Custom mod'd by Jin Park Custom 3D printed Evaporator Adapter w/RGB stri... Windows 7 HP2408H 24'' LCD  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VIEWSONIC 22" LCD Logitech DiNovo&Optimus mini3 keyboard Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000-W... Two Custom Clear Plexiglass Cases 1-PC & 1-LS 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Saitek Obsidian Lighted Acrylic Onboard RIVE KarmanHardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speakers 
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OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 3 Slot load Toshiba TS-TA23 TA23A 6X Blu-ray Burner  Gear Head 24x DVD+/-r Sata Internal Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Vapochill LS Custom mod'd by Jin Park Custom 3D printed Evaporator Adapter w/RGB stri... Windows 7 HP2408H 24'' LCD  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VIEWSONIC 22" LCD Logitech DiNovo&Optimus mini3 keyboard Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000-W... Two Custom Clear Plexiglass Cases 1-PC & 1-LS 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Saitek Obsidian Lighted Acrylic Onboard RIVE KarmanHardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speakers 
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
use them both and go caseless
I second that, I am caseless right now and its so easy to work with.
Edited by Marin - 6/3/08 at 10:13pm
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Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
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Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
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Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
I second that, I am using a Tech Station right now (caseless) and I can't go back. It is so easy to work with.
i'm using two PSU's right now and its working pretty nice for me
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
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post #9 of 9
The Purepower is a decent PSU but a little weak on the 12V and not recommended for SLI, you would probably be fine with 1 8800gt. The Smartpower isn't the best PSU either. It's decent when it is working but reliability due to crappy caps is uncertain at best and it's not enough for SLI, but still probably enough for 1 gfx card.
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