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Question about this 1010w PSU

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My current psu = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

I thought of running 2x 8800 gt's in sli in the future, but also though of getting another video card. My problem is, if that video card required an 8-pin pci-e connector from the psu, and if my psu did not have it, could I use a converter like this one...

Now my other question is, which PSU do you think would be better for me performance wise?

OCZ Rercert @ $65.20 after shipping @ http://www.svc.com/ocz1010gxssli-b.html


Rosewill @ $99.99 free ship @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=17-182-188

Many thanks for the help, and happy Thanksgiving!
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Neither one of those power supplies will be very decent. And your current PSU won't power your SLI setup you're wanting very well either. You need to look into a quality 650-750w PSU instead.

Originally Posted by d2lover88 View Post
why isn't the 1010w ocz psu any good?
Because it is not a 1010W PSU, as seen here. The FSP Epsilon platform cannot be pushed that far without serious issues. I don't have any reviews on that particular Rosewill, but it will be nearly identical to this. For $100 it really isn't a bad deal, but it's not a great PSU.

But either of those PSUs would easily run 8800gt SLI. A decent 550W could as well. If you wanted to get something more futureproof, I would look into the Corsair tx750 or the Antec TP-750. When on sale those can be found for ~$100 and would probably be the best choice. In fact, the TP-750 Blue can be had for $80 shipped after a $30 MIR.
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That's a picture of a 8pin motherboard EPS connector..?
Friend got one of these when they first were released at SVC a couple months ago and its been solid thus far, not bad of a deal IMHO. http://www.svc.com/ocz700gxssli-b.html

Should be way more than enough for a 8800gt sli setup.
I would go for the OCZ refurb.

Unless you are a power supply extremist-nazi, it will work perfectly fine for years to come. If it does not, you can always RMA it. OCZ has some of the best customer service out there. They NEVER ask questions about RMA's.
You don't need a kW PSU to run 8800GT's in SLi. My PSU could run that. Get a 650TX or something.
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