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post #11 of 22
They are good PSU's its similar to mine but better, here is a quote from a review by hardwaresecrests.com

"In fact OCZ could easily have labeled this product as a 700 W power supply and keep claiming 80% efficiency (during our overload tests we pulled 711 W from it and it kept 80% efficiency)."

Check out the review:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/451/10
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post #12 of 22
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Hmm, so this could be a 700W PSU, but mislabeled?
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post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
Great, i already spent almost 900$ on this PC in June alone....

Antec 900 Case
New Mobo
PSU is new too
CPU cooler

So i cant use this 600W?
Well I would say no.. You need fans and all your ram and so on! Also to run the GX2 full out you need 3.2ghz on a q6600.. So buy a new Thermaltake toughpower 850w like me! It is good for a system like yours
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post #14 of 22
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You know what, ill plug it in 2morrow and see if it works, if it does good, if not.. life sucks
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post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
Hmm, so this could be a 700W PSU, but mislabeled?
its not mislabeled but they are saying that it ran at 700W when load testing, i think you will be ok... let us know when your new card arrives
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post #16 of 22
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Little update:

The card is Installed in my Antec 900 Case, with about a inch or so to spare. The 600W seems to be doing fine with the card atm, just got done playing COD4 MAXED settings to test temps, i was getting 73c , and 50c idle right now, thats with the fan up to 75% in Rivatuner. Comes default at 25%, *** were u thinking nVidia...

I did not need that adapter after all, i did not see a little 2 pin connector that was on my other 6pin connector. Which makes it 8 pin. So now its fulling getting power from the PSU, with no extra after-market adapter.

As i type this, its now idle at 48c

I'm very happy with this card, I'm afarid to run Crysis The 8800GTX got up to 80c with Crysis on High... think of the GX2 on very high might be........AHHHHHHH!!80c+

What is the max temp this card can go before it stats shutting itself down to keep it cool?

Anyways, Thanks for all your help..

Oh, I got the SSC edition for $550 on NewEgg, its now 500, so GO GET IT!!!!!!!!
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post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
Little update:

The card is Installed in my Antec 900 Case, with about a inch or so to spare. The 600W seems to be doing fine with the card atm, just got done playing COD4 MAXED settings to test temps, i was getting 73c , and 50c idle right now, thats with the fan up to 75% in Rivatuner. Comes default at 25%, *** were u thinking nVidia...

I did not need that adapter after all, i did not see a little 2 pin connector that was on my other 6pin connector. Which makes it 8 pin. So now its fulling getting power from the PSU, with no extra after-market adapter.

As i type this, its now idle at 48c

I'm very happy with this card, I'm afarid to run Crysis The 8800GTX got up to 80c with Crysis on High... think of the GX2 on very high might be........AHHHHHHH!!80c+

What is the max temp this card can go before it stats shutting itself down to keep it cool?

Anyways, Thanks for all your help..

Oh, I got the SSC edition for $550 on NewEgg, its now 500, so GO GET IT!!!!!!!!
Usually the max temp on g-cards are about 90-105c! Good that it worked well Congrats
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post #18 of 22
Get a Corsair TX750W. Single +12V rail, 60A. Most of the OCZ ones are not good to get at the moment, since they have older designs (and it's better to have a single +12V rail).

http://www.corsair.com/products/tx.aspx

Edit: Oh, you bought your PSU already
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post #19 of 22
I can't wait till i get my 9800GX2 but i ordered a 700 Watt power supply and hope thats enough.Will the power supply always use 700 Watt or lower?Will it work good with a cooler master real power 700 watt?
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post #20 of 22
600 should be enough. Your system could draw about 400W at peak.

2 8800gts draws more than one of those cards.
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