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post #11 of 26
SLI is running two nvidia cards together to boost performance.
Of course you need enough power for the two cards.
    
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Oops double post :3
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post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by onmiway75 View Post
I hate to ask but what is SLi?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface

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SLI allows two or more graphics processing units (GPUs) to share the workload when rendering a 3D scene. Ideally, two identical graphics cards are installed in a motherboard that contains two PCI-Express x16 slots, set up in a master-slave configuration. Both cards are given the same part of the 3D scene to render, but effectively half of the work load is sent to the slave card through a connector called the SLI Bridge. As an example, the master card works on the top half of the scene while the slave card works on the bottom half. When the slave card is done, it sends its output to the master card, which combines the two images to form one and then outputs the final render to the monitor.
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post #15 of 26
My cheap PSU was making my system freeze later in its life.


Just imagine that constant, reliable, steady power needs to be going to your components at all times for them to work. Also a lot of people bring up the fact that the PSU is like the heart of your system, it's the only thing between your components and the electrical socket.
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thank you for the good info
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post #17 of 26
You could go with 2 cheaper power supplies and do this

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/15751-...two-power.html
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post #19 of 26
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so having a psu with more watts than you need won't hurt anything?
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post #20 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by onmiway75 View Post
so having a psu with more watts than you need won't hurt anything?
Nope, infact i recommend it since it will allow you more room (in terms of watts left over) when you go to upgrade
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