Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3
Actually i checked nvidia website and as for two 460 it was recommended using 700 watts above period.
That's because Nvidia has to account for crappy PSU manufacturers, like Coolermaster, Apevia, Diablotek, etc, not because these cards will actually draw that much power.
Look at the benchmarks readily available at your local trustworthy tech site.
You'll see for an overclocked Nehalem, 2 overclocked 460s, that power draw is around 450 watts. From the wall. Take into account PSU efficiency and the system is using less than 400 watts.
You people with the "better be safe than sorry attitude" are exactly what PSU manufacturers want. Go ahead, buy your 1200 watt monsters for your Core 2 duos and AMD 6850 combos. Don't listen to people that are basing their claims around facts.
Taystew: how about some actual proof for your claims? We've provided plenty..