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I am running an Antec 1200 watt (silver) power supply. Getting ready to upgrade my video cards going to get 3x gtx 580's in sli with Nvidia surround on 3 monitors, and then use my GTX 460 for 2 other monitors. Is the 1200 watt enough? or should i upgrade to a 1500?
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It's enough.
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post #3 of 6
Depending on your OC on your CPU you may be pushing it. If you just have the 3 580's think you'll be fine but not sure if you add in the 460 as well.
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you're good to go, sir.
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post #5 of 6
You have room to spare with the 1200w, 1500 is unnessecary.
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AS far as over-clocked, my cpu is over-clocked to 4.2GHz with 1.4v
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