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OCZ 700w ps, good enough for 8800 GTX SLI???

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December 29, 2006 2:49:29 AM

Hi All,
Just wondering if the OCZ 700w Gamer XStream power supply is good enough to power a 8800 GTX setup in SLI.

System setup:
C2D E6600 w/zalman cooler
EVGA 680i mobo
1 SATA 3gb HD
maybe 8800 GTX in SLI
2gig of DDR2
1 CD/DVD RW drive

I think thats about it.

I have heard people are running the 8800GTX in SLI on this power supply. Do you think I could get some good overclocking with this power supply?

Thanks
Eddie
December 29, 2006 3:22:17 AM

it should work fine.

not sure if you oc the cpu and gpu,s. though.

but it would probably still work anyway.
December 29, 2006 3:56:28 AM

Yeah, that power supply would work, but how much is that system? about $2500-$3000? With that kind of budget you should be able to get an Enermax Galaxy, there among the best quality psu's that you could get. The 850w version is $320 and the 1000w version(s) go for $350-$370 on newegg.
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December 29, 2006 4:06:17 AM

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Yeah, that power supply would work, but how much is that system? about $2500-$3000? With that kind of budget you should be able to get an Enermax Galaxy, there among the best quality psu's that you could get. The 850w version is $320 and the 1000w version(s) go for $350-$370 on newegg.


i have an antec tp2.0 that pushes or use to push sli.
i split the gpus up to make 2 comp,s.
not that much gain at 10x7 gaming in sli but a lot of heat 8O

the other comp that i built is an antec sonataII with the smartpower
450.
i was supprised to read the psu is dual 12v rails.
i thought it was single.
December 29, 2006 4:27:38 AM

Quote:
Yeah, that power supply would work, but how much is that system? about $2500-$3000? With that kind of budget you should be able to get an Enermax Galaxy, there among the best quality psu's that you could get. The 850w version is $320 and the 1000w version(s) go for $350-$370 on newegg.


Hi Apt403,
I already have the power supply, I dont plan on SLI right off the bat but I was wondering if the power supply would be good enough a few months down the road if i decide to pick up another card.
December 29, 2006 4:37:38 AM

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Yeah, that power supply would work,



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it should work fine.


try this.
December 29, 2006 4:43:21 AM

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Hi All,
System setup:
C2D E6600 w/zalman cooler
EVGA 680i mobo
1 SATA 3gb HD
maybe 8800 GTX in SLI
2gig of DDR2
1 CD/DVD RW drive
Eddie


3GB is pretty low for a hard drive ;-)
December 29, 2006 5:06:05 AM

Quote:
Hi All,
System setup:
C2D E6600 w/zalman cooler
EVGA 680i mobo
1 SATA 3gb HD
maybe 8800 GTX in SLI
2gig of DDR2
1 CD/DVD RW drive
Eddie


3GB is pretty low for a hard drive ;-)

Gotta save money and skimp somewhere!! :) 
December 29, 2006 5:09:48 AM

Quote:
Hi All,
System setup:
C2D E6600 w/zalman cooler
EVGA 680i mobo
1 SATA 3gb HD
maybe 8800 GTX in SLI
2gig of DDR2
1 CD/DVD RW drive
Eddie


3GB is pretty low for a hard drive ;-)

Gotta save money and skimp somewhere!! :) 

yeah but thats skimpin a little too much :p 
December 29, 2006 6:46:30 AM

Quote:
Hi All,
Just wondering if the OCZ 700w Gamer XStream power supply is good enough to power a 8800 GTX setup in SLI.

System setup:
C2D E6600 w/zalman cooler
EVGA 680i mobo
1 SATA 3gb HD
maybe 8800 GTX in SLI
2gig of DDR2
1 CD/DVD RW drive

I think thats about it.

I have heard people are running the 8800GTX in SLI on this power supply. Do you think I could get some good overclocking with this power supply?

Thanks
Eddie


Might work, but as others stated might be iffy with overclocking, when im building computers for myself I usually like to leave room in power for future upgrades / overclocking / etc, what I do is find the wattage i need, and maybe add 100 watts to it.
December 29, 2006 8:16:59 AM

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1 SATA 3gb HD


LOL what?! I didnt even know you could find a 3Gb hard drive (unless it is iRAM but you said sata so...)

Please tell me that's a type-o or you're gonna be running DOS or something :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
December 29, 2006 3:41:58 PM

I can tell you first hand that a 700W OCZ will be able to power 2x 8800gtx sli, but just barely. No OC, No extra cooling, no extra drives. Mine started to squeel like a pig and shut down shortly after I started OC-ing my CPU.

I highly recommend the 250W TT PowerExpress. It's, cheap, quiet, super easy to set up, and saves you from spending $200+ on a new PSU. Better yet, you won't need to worry about overloading. I've been powering 1 of my 8800 gtx's with it for the past 2 months.

Seriously, you're spending all that money on GPU's - don't risk your system on an underpowered PSU.

Edit: link for the lazy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
December 29, 2006 4:11:26 PM

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1 SATA 3gb HD


LOL what?! I didnt even know you could find a 3Gb hard drive (unless it is iRAM but you said sata so...)

Please tell me that's a type-o or you're gonna be running DOS or something :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA_3Gb/s :?:
December 30, 2006 2:43:38 AM

3gb is the bandwidth of sata the raptors are sata150
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