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8800GTS SLI Power Requirement?

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February 3, 2008 7:39:53 PM

I'm currently running a Thermaltake 700w PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I was wondering if it was powerful enough to run an 8800GTS (512) in SLI. I've had this power supply for over a year and its been great so far, I just want to see if it has anymore juice left in it.

I realize that my board does not support SLI and I may be upgrading to a 780i board.

Any advice would be great.

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February 3, 2008 8:18:32 PM

more than enough power, could get away with 620+ watts
October 15, 2008 6:16:46 AM

I would guess that 700 Watt would be sufficient. I will tell you that I just tried two 8800GTS 512 G92 cards and I have a 620W supply and its on the line of not enough. I can play some older games. But when I tried COD4 my PC just shut off. So I'm saying 620W isn't enough. I'd go with 750+ if I were you, but my pockets may be deeper.
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October 15, 2008 10:54:37 AM

A high quality psu with 550w would be enough for 8800gts sli.
October 16, 2008 4:53:42 AM

Oh yeah, I'd recommend the 680i if you can find it for cheap. Newegg deactivated it because it's so great. Unless you're aiming for 3 way sli, this is the best 2 way SLI you can get.
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