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May 23, 2005 5:19:01 PM

I am buliding my first computer it's a ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe, Thermaltake case with multiple fans. I was told I would need at least a 600watt power supply primarily due to the SLI. Any help would be appreciated.

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May 23, 2005 6:24:38 PM

What else are you going to put? 600W min seems like too high!

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May 23, 2005 7:06:15 PM

That was exagerated, and has been reduced. A good 450 watt should work fine, if you have two power hungry cards, then a 520 watt for overhead.

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May 24, 2005 7:42:43 AM

Fan's don't draw much juice, a good 400W power supply would likely be good for your system with a single video card, and something around 500W would be more than enough with dual video cards.

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May 25, 2005 4:59:56 PM

Other then the SLI, 4 120mm fans and, some lights. But don't I have to have 2 cables to hook up the SLI cards.

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May 25, 2005 5:02:47 PM

I will be running dual video cards.
May 25, 2005 6:55:10 PM

Fortron Source 500W, Antec True Power 550W should be fine. Enermax makes something between 550 and 600W also. Sparkle Power uses Fortron Source. I'd go for something with a respected name, a 600W unit from an unreliable company will be unreliable in spite of its rating.

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May 25, 2005 7:18:14 PM

THANKS FOR THE INFO, YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED.

Mrdas / J.A.G
May 29, 2005 3:02:36 PM

In addition to the solid advice in previous posts, you might want to look at the <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681..." target="_new"> SEASONIC S12-500 500W Power Supply </A>. Priced right, SLI ready (although not presently NVidia SLI certified), and highly recommended as an 80 Plus Approved unit as all the Seasonic S12 line of PSU's are. Check <A HREF="http://www.silentpcreview.com/article247-page1.html" target="_new"> this review </A> out.

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May 30, 2005 2:07:58 PM

The PSU's Crahman has suggested are very good choices. I have a Thermatake 680W and its very stable. If you decide to get one this big its a very solid buy.

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