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November 21, 2006 7:37:20 PM

Does it seem possible to run a 8800 gts SLI setup using a PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Express / SLI? My current system specs are:

ASUS P5B Deluxe
E6400@ 3.0 GHZ
2 gig OCZ DDR2 800 Rev. 2
400GB WD 16MB Buffer & 300GB Maxtor 16MB Buffer
NEC 16x DVD-RW & Lite-on 16x DVD-RW
Cooler Master Stacker 830
PC Power & Cooling 510 Watt Deluxe SLI
EVGA 8800 GTS 600/1900
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

Any ideas?


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November 21, 2006 7:49:31 PM

You'll be fine. The GTS doesn't take that much power, so couple that with the rest of your system and I doubt you're hitting past 300-350W on load. That leaves you with quite a bit of headroom. Also, PC P&C is one of the best PSU companies, so I'm certain that not only can that PSU handle that load, but it should be able to handle even more than it's rated for while remaining steady.
November 21, 2006 7:55:20 PM

Thanks! My friend said that he was not sure it could do it because it was not on the 8800 gts SLI certified list. I told him that it should not be a problem, but I just wanted a second opinion. I could not find anything on Google about it, so I figured I could find out here.
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November 21, 2006 10:31:33 PM

Doughbuy know his shit...and PC P&C is good stuff! So I second that just in case you didn't trust a texan 8)
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November 22, 2006 2:04:13 PM

I don't know the brand, the specs are not top notch, only 2 X 20A on a 600W is not a lot, compare to a saesonic with 4 X 18A on a 600w.

I would suggest the TT ThoughPower which is decently price. That KingWin seem to be about bling bling and that it.

Corsair are nice too but expensive...
November 22, 2006 2:36:33 PM

Kingwin would be a 2nd tier PSU brand, but if you have the PC P&C, stick with it. No need to spend extra money where it's not needed...


Those damn Canuks =P
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November 22, 2006 2:55:56 PM

Lol! I don't know, kinda felt like it... :oops: 

Goddamn Canadian eh?
November 22, 2006 3:09:56 PM

I rmr hearing something about 90% of canadians live with 50 miles of the U.S. border... all we need to do is extend north some 50 odd miles, and there goes most of canada...

But we still need you there in case they bring back the draft. Where else can we run... Mexico?
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November 22, 2006 3:20:45 PM

Lol yeah, the 3 major city Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal each have roughly 3 millions(with extended surrounding) and they are really close from the border, so right there you go one third...

And it is already cold as *** in here can't go north hehe.

Anyhow, Canada is so similar to the US minus a few differences... We're better off with 2 country though.
November 22, 2006 3:27:21 PM

Haven't you heard the old joke:

"What's the difference between an American and a Canadian?"

Answer: A Canadian knows the difference.


All Canucks get the joke. No Americans do. And therein lies the irony of the joke. I laugh everytime I tell it. LOL.

As for the PSU, what about the OCZ GameXstream 600w? Pushes alot on the 12v, not too expensive either.
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November 22, 2006 3:32:06 PM

hehehe! good1

Review for the 700W

Look like a decent PSU, never been a fan of OCZ PSU, or OCZ in general for that matter =|
November 22, 2006 3:33:17 PM

Well, Nvidia requires 26 amps on the 12 volt rail for a single 8800 GTS, but it's not fair to say you'll require double that amount... so assuming the GTS is consuming half of that 26 and the PC the other half, you'll need a PSU capable of around 39 amps on the 12 volt rails to power your system and the two 8800 GTS.
November 22, 2006 4:17:58 PM

Oh wait, I just realized the op wanted an SLI config of GTS... I soooo missed that...

Well, then the 510W PC P&C might be cutting it a bit close, the GTS uses around 120W or so, 240W right there. At most, the rest of the system would be pushing 200W... 440W or so I estimate...

So your PSU would be working pretty hard, a 600W GameXStream would be optimal.

OCZ's PSU is really Fortran, which has been in the buisness forever, so it's not really an "OCZ" Psu, just like a lot of other computer parts out there.

I like OCZ because their cheaper than most... one of the cheaper Tier 1 parts manufacturers... Corsair's just too damn expensive =P
November 22, 2006 11:51:31 PM

Who woulda thought a year ago that we'd be talking OCZ vs Corsair.......but for PSUs?!?! :wink:

So I guess the OCZ 600w will be enough for GTS SLI, but also GTX single? Hard to turn that quality-for-price down. Corsair PSU is a Seasonic, but damn expensive..........