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Will I be able to OC/Run SLI with this?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159054


Its the cheapest, and I dont have much for a PSU, I actually was gonna buy a cheap aspire, but then I decided I need a SLI compliant PSU...
I was wondering, Im getting a 3700+ SD, and I plan on ocing it anywhere from 600-1000 Megahertz, I was wondering if this PSU will be able to support OCing and SLI at the same time.

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or should I go for the 600w sli compliant...for 10$ more
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I did have a coolmax, which was great if you want to automatically reboot your rig (for me at least.. just put any load on the CPU and there she goes).

This is much better, for the same price
Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V/ EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100-120V CE, UL (CUL), TUV, CB, FCC, FIMKO, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004

Or my trusty Antec for $84.99
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

These should to the trick, as long as your cards are not a couple of 7900GTX's and you have a RAID5 setup of Raptors or something like that
    
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nope no raid setup

but I am planning on 2x 7600gts
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You should be fine with either one I mentioned. Coolmax is just not a good brand imo (I had two, both failed quickly on me...and my system is not really *that* demanding)

FYI: This is the list of official SLI certified PSU's (and other stuffs). Both PSU's I mentioned are listed.

The total Wattage is not all to look for. Check what the 12V rails can handle.
All four PSU's we discussed are close together:

Coolmax 550W: 12V1: 18A, 12V2: 16A, combined ~32A
Coolmax 600W: 12V1: 19A, 12V2: 19A, combined ~36A
Sunbeam NUUO: 12V1: 20A, 12V2: 18A, combined 30A
Antec TPII: 12V1: 12V1: 19A, 12V2: 19A, combined 36A

The Antec TPII delivers the same as the Coolmax 600W, and is more stable in my personal (!) experience.

If you go for heavier cards (dual 7800/7900 series), then look for a heavier (more expensive) PSU.
    
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why get a coolmax psu when you can get a nuuo for the same price and get a better, more powerful psu that has proven itself to several members of the forum.
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