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On evga's website it recommends a minimum of a 700W power supply. My question is that is for stock clocks correct? I am running a silverstone decathlon 700w and am thinking about purchasing this card but I want to overclock it Anyone think my psu would be able to handle a 4.3ghz i7 920 at 1.4vcore and this card overclocked?
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post #2 of 26
When NVIDIA and AMD post power supply requirements, they're talking about PSUs with a "peak" rating (in this case, a peak rating of 700W). The Decathlon has a continuous rating of 700W, so I think you're covered. Its +12V alone has a capacity of 696W (yeah, 4W shy of 700W).
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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
When NVIDIA and AMD post power supply requirements, they're talking about PSUs with a "peak" rating (in this case, a peak rating of 700W). The Decathlon has a continuous rating of 700W, so I think you're covered. Its +12V alone has a capacity of 696W (yeah, 4W shy of 700W).
Wow thank you extremely useful post! +rep
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post #4 of 26
Should work great.
Like 2cables said it.
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Wow thank you extremely useful post! +rep
You're welcome, and I am jealous.
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post #6 of 26
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You're welcome, and I am jealous.
I haven't made my final decision yet. I was just making sure that with 2hdd's a ssd a water pump overclocked cpu etc that I would not be limited on overclocking this card if it gets put under water
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post #7 of 26
edit: OP keep your money. VRMs dying.
Edited by darkphantom - 3/24/11 at 5:09pm
 
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post #8 of 26
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isn't that thing like $700? why not go for the 6990? Just wondering.
I am going either a single 580 on water or a 590. I was looking into crossfire 6970's but decided against them. However I decided against going to the dark side
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post #9 of 26
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edit: OP keep your money. VRMs dying.
I know that is why I am not purchasing yet. A single 580 is highly possible but that means I am going to wait a few more months so I can do the step up program to nvidias next flagship card.
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Also I am sending my 260 in for rma tomorrow its a SC edition which I hear they are doing away with the lifetime warranty on all SC cards. Any chance I will receive a difference card when I RMA it? Sounds crazy but I have heard of it happening.
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