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A 560Ti at load uses 358W!

http://www.techspot.com/review/373-amd-radeon-6990/page11.html

He is pushing it, even with a good 450W.
A good 650W is pushing it with 570's.

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once again...that's total power draw from the system measured at the wall without factoring in PSU efficiency...
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Any more reviews that you'd care to link? Most of them measure the wattage draw FROM THE WALL, (not from the PSU) which means you still have to factor in PSU efficiency...and the fact that its the ENTIRE system, not just the GPU. All they do is plug in a kilawatt meter and read that usually.
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This is getting rediculous.

OP.

Get a 6950
GTX560
GTX570

Whatever card in that price bracket you want.

Keep that 450 watt it's fine.

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This is getting rediculous.

OP.

Get a 6950
GTX560
GTX570

Whatever card in that price bracket you want.

Keep that 450 watt it's fine.

/thread.

This 100%.
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WOW! didnt mean to cause an argument... all the comments have been very helpfull and now I have something to ponderin the next couple of days....
ultimately my goal is for an sli of my gene without compromising...
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WOW! didnt mean to cause an argument... all the comments have been very helpfull and now I have something to ponderin the next couple of days....
ultimately my goal is for an sli of my gene without compromising...
THANKS TO ALL

It would honestly be in your best interest to grab the single stronger card now, and SLI later. When you go to SLI later, THEN worry about a PSU upgrade. wink.gif
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