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Originally Posted by LivingChampion;12465596 
Yeah, thanks for the tips guys. I will probably not go on the SLI root until I can afford to get another PSU + GPU. I don't really want to run the risk of killing my whole computer.

There is no risk, worst thing that happens is the load trigger activates and just turns off the PC. This isn't mosfets, it's just power supply. Antec PSUs turn themself off at a certain temp, or at a certain wattage.

EDIT; just saw your edit biggrin.gif, if the power supply dies, it general will not take anything out with it. Worse and rare case senarios is basically is the motherboard too.

Also, i whould wait for the PSU guru to tell you. Phadorus comes to mind tongue.gif
Edited by SpeedNuggeT - 2/21/11 at 12:12am
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;12465601 
There is no risk, worst thing that happens is the load trigger activates and just turns off the PC. This isn't mosfets, it's just power supply. Antec PSUs turn themself off at a certain temp, or at a certain wattage.

Cool. Thanks for all the information guys, I'll probably grab another 570 when I get enough side/left over money for it in a month or two.
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post #23 of 33
Grab the second 570, and go ahead and use it. The Antec EA650 will handle that load for a BRIEF period of time. It has NO risk of taking anything out with it, it has protection circuits on it to prevent that.

Get the 570 now. But make SURE that a PSU is your next upgrade, at least a 750w from a good manufacturer. I'd say replace the EA650 within I'd GUESS and say 6 months or so, to play it safe and have little downtime.
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post #24 of 33
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Yeah exactly what I was thinking, probably going to grab the 570 and upgrade my PSU right after it once my money comes up, but something like a new GPU coming out could really change my plans and just use my EVGA step up for that.
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post #25 of 33
I could only see there being a problem if you were running LinX/Furmark 24/7. Honestly, for normal gaming load, it's fine.
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post #26 of 33
Seconded, grab the second 570, but don't clock them until you get a bit more grunt in the PSU department, and avoid furmark at all costs until then.
The only possible problem you may face is the odd OPP shutdown if you push your rig a bit too hard.
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post #27 of 33
You're gonna kill the EarthWatts if you run it for long.

I used to run SLi'd 8800GTs overclocked to 715/950 + Opteron 1214 OC'd to 2'94GHz on an LC Power 550W power supply.... It did reset itself on Crysis due to system overload tongue.gif
   
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Artikbot;12465875 
You're gonna kill the EarthWatts if you run it for long.

I used to run SLi'd 8800GTs overclocked to 715/950 + Opteron 1214 OC'd to 2'94GHz on an LC Power 550W power supply.... It did reset itself on Crysis due to system overload tongue.gif

A no name LC Power 550W power supply isn't the same as a antec 650.
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;12465579 
Says the man with a Corsair-AX1200 and 2x 100 watt draw cards.

Not having a go at you champ, just pointing that out.

I ran 2x 5970s on a Corsair HX650 before i got the 850 version, and it got loud, but that's it. Worse thing OP is that it just turns itself off. Antec's don't have a rep for catching on fire when you hit 650 watt loud biggrin.gif

HA HA HA !! Well i have the Ax 1200 for future upgrades ,including sli 580,s. The 250,s are from my other rig!! Lmao !!
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Nice, if anyone knows a program out there. I'm still trying to look.
+Rep for giving that helpful link though.

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html?cm_sp=Subcat22_AMDmb_left-_-PowerSupplyFinder022610-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fproductfinders%2fpowersupply.jpg
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