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Sup guys, bought a Antec EA650 around a month ago and and grabbed a 570 acouple weeks ago and wondering if this power supply was enough for SLI long term. I will probably doing a bit of overclocking as well.
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I'm going to say no, not for long term and not when overclocking as well.
 
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Thanks, is there a program out there to test my maximum PSU wattage draw on load?
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I'm going to go ahead and alter my previous statement, you may be ok with the EA650.

Take a look at this.

I'm not aware of any program that does it but you could pick up a Kill-A-Watt.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_;12465448 
I'm going to go ahead and alter my previous statement, you may be ok with the EA650.

Take a look at this.

I'm not aware of any program that does it but you could pick up a Kill-A-Watt.


Nice, if anyone knows a program out there. I'm still trying to look.
+Rep for giving that helpful link though.
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Nice, but I don't really feel like spending $150+ for just 100 more watts to be perfectly honest.
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A single STOCK GTX570 will pull around 200W in real life apps like games/3DMark 11 etc only in Furmark they pull ~300W (but a Power Draw Limiter jumps in quickly and prevents a card of being such a power hog) CLICK HERE..

So I think that an Antec EA650 could do the job with SLI GTX570 in everything but Furmark..

CHEERS..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_;12465448 
I'm going to go ahead and alter my previous statement, you may be ok with the EA650.

Take a look at this.

I'm not aware of any program that does it but you could pick up a Kill-A-Watt.

Dont alter , this is from the same article!

GeForce GTX 570 in 2-way SLI

A second card requires you to add another ~225 Watts. You need a 750+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (800+ to a KiloWatt is recommended if you plan on any overclocking).
Edited by MIKEVALL - 2/20/11 at 11:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKEVALL;12465497 
Dont retract this is from the same article!

GeForce GTX 570 in 2-way SLI

A second card requires you to add another ~225 Watts. You need a 750+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (800+ to a KiloWatt is recommended if you plan on any overclocking).

Recommended does not equal the data shown. I don't have much in my system that is pulling watts. Just acouple fans with 1 dvd/1hdd/cpu
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