2 Questions about PSU

I do not plan on going sli until I grab a new psu but just want to double check that my current psu will be ok.

PSU - PSU - Ultra xconnect 500w ATX and here are the specs - http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=37&pPath=157&productID=159

MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194
Sound - Audigy 2
Vid - BFG Geforce 8800 GTS
HDD - Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V250F0 250GB Serial ATA (3.0Gb/s) 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer
DVD - Liteon LH-20A1P-185 20X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive
Logitech 2.1 stereo speaker system

The other question is what PSU would run 2 of those video cards on this system?

Thank you for any help!
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  1. Your current PSU should be able to run your setup with a single GPU.
    I am not familiar with the quality of the Ultra brand so I can not tell you if it would be a good idea or not.
    When you upgrade for the SLI, look at a quality PSU from Corsair, PCP&C, Enermax, Seasonic or the Antec Earthwatts line.
  2. I would think about getting a new one personally, given it's tier 5 on the list of PSUs from XS http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088

    A suitable replacement would be a Corsair, Power PC & Cooling, or similarly reputable company PSU in the region of 600-700W
  3. Is there any danger if it cannot run my current setup or will it just not turn on?
  4. If it is unable to power your system, odds are it will randomly shut down under a load.
    If you continue to overload a PSU, there is a good chance that it will fail and, in doing so, send a voltage surge to one or another of your components.
    The PSU is one of those components you never want to skimp out on.
  5. Well that does not sound good. I guess I will try booting it up and see how things go and if it shuts down even once I will upgrade. Was looking at this -


    Would I be able to go sli with that psu?
  6. That PSU is a step in the right direction but it is an Antec EA model, not one of the high quality EW ones.
    For the same price, this Corsair 650w would be a much better choice.
  7. I read some reviews for the ultra and it got mostly positive ones so I am hoping I have no problems.


    So I take it with that psu you linked I would also be equipped for sli in the future?
  8. Yes, the Corsair 650w will have more than enough power for 8800GTS SLI.
  9. Thank you for the replies!
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