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Well as many of you know I have been running SLI 8800's and a 125w processor on a 550w Rosewill PSU... Till now it has been running fine, but since the GPU2 client was released I have been 8800 folding 24/7 without so much as a reboot. I went to play a game (games actually ran pretty smooth with the GPU client running and SLI enabled, without taking a big hit to my PPD).

So, here I am, I opened FEAR, was playing online for about 15 minutes and my PC just went dead on me, tried to reboot, no dice. Borrowed my moms PSU (and now Im writing this from her PC lol), it booted fine (no 8800's in it cus its only a 300w psu)... so I have officially killed my first PC component.

Anyways, any recommendation on a cheap PSU for a Athlon 64x2 (125w) and 2 8800's? Havent got much money lately, school, gas and life have been running me out.

Thanks,
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This should work fine

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004
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Yea I was thinking about the HX520 before I even posted, +1 for backing up my gut instinct lol, any other opinions or ideas are appreciated

(wrong PSU I had in mine, didnt notice it was a 550 corsair at first lol)
    
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Originally Posted by xviosx View Post
Yea I was thinking about the HX520 before I even posted, +1 for backing up my gut instinct lol, any other opinions or ideas are appreciated

(wrong PSU I had in mine, didnt notice it was a 550 corsair at first lol)
Yeah i saw the 520w PSU, but the 550w is cheaper, but not modular, if that's important to you. The 550w also shows a single 12v rail, where the 520w has 3 rails.
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You'll want that Corsair 650watt, really for SLI, you need more then 500
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if you want modular get the HX520 or HX620. if you don't want modular get the the ones Sonic listed

either way those 4 PSU will run the 2 8800GT's with no problems
    
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