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is my rig enough for GTX480 SLI?

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Just wondering if my rig can handle 2 GTX 480s in SLI

Motherboard: EVGA X58 FTW3
CPU: Core i7 930 4.44Ghz
RAM: 4GB G.SKill DDR3 1600Mhz
Power Supply: Corsair TX 750 watt
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post #2 of 79
Power supply needs to be upgraded maybe a good 850watt or 1000watt if you can but overall your system is non stoppable.
    
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post #3 of 79
I don't think so, you might need like a 1000 watts since the GTX 480 sucks up a lot of power.
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post #4 of 79
I dont' see why not. that PSU is a good quality one. Should be more then enough.
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post #5 of 79
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Perhaps I should go with a 1000w just to be safe. Any suggestions on a good (affordable) power supply would be appreciated.

How reliable is the Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w?
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post #6 of 79
750W is cutting it. I've seen maybe 2 people's sig rigs running 480 SLI with 750W. But from what I've seen from the PSU forum, 850 should be fine. 1000 is over estimating.
post #7 of 79
the cards and the system only draw 624 watts at the wall. With and 80% efficiency, that is about 500 watts inside the case. So your PSU will be more then enough for 2 cards.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100414/powe...-and-3dmark03/
Don't listen to the guys saying you need 850 watts or 1000watts, they are wrong.
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post #8 of 79
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Would I cause any damage if I tried running the 2 cards with my 750w PSU? Just to see if its stable or not
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post #9 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
Perhaps I should go with a 1000w just to be safe. Any suggestions on a good (affordable) power supply would be appreciated.

How reliable is the Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w?
You'd get more information if you had posted in the PSU section.

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EDIT: If it won't work, I think it just won't boot up. Don't know if any damage will occur.
post #10 of 79
480's sli pull like 600 on load so 750 should be ok, but 850 would deffinately give you more wiggle room
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