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Can my Power Supply Run sli 9800gtx+

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September 15, 2008 1:39:59 PM

Hey guys im new to this forum so go easy on me, im not very pro with these stuff tho i need your help!!!=[

yer well, the question is can my power supply run sli 9800gtx+

my specs are:
Intel Core 2 Quad q6600 @2.4ghz
2gb ddr2 800
Asus P5N-D
Asus 8800GT "stock"
500gb HDD
Antec P-180 case
Corsair TX 750watts (it has **** of connectors)

i got the specs for my power supply "tho i dun understand wat it says" if it will help u guys
Corsair TX750W Specifications: Model CMPSU-750TX
AC INPUT 90-264V ~ 10A 50/60Hz
DC OUTPUT +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
MAX LOAD 24A 28A 60A 0.8A 3A
MAX COMBINED WATTAGE 180W 720W 9.6W 15W
TOTAL POWER: 750W

your reply would be much appreciate =]
September 15, 2008 8:55:08 PM

Does it have one large 12v rail? If it's 60a on the one rail, it should be fine.
September 16, 2008 2:17:33 AM

i dun know, thus im noob at this stuff =[

anyone else help =[
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September 16, 2008 2:55:26 AM

Sorry about that. I was in a hurry and didn't have time to look it up.

It should be fine. I have pretty much the same power supply (made by different company) and I'm planning to run 9800gtx+'s in sli later on.
September 16, 2008 3:29:38 AM

You should have no problem with that.
September 16, 2008 8:52:05 AM

Thank you =]
a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2008 10:01:31 AM

ur good to go.
=]
September 16, 2008 12:29:32 PM

are you sure you can't go with another carD??? your not going ot see a significant enough boost switching to 9800 GTX+ from a 8800 GT to justify the money you spent.

Thats my conclusion after reading some reviews about it...
September 18, 2008 1:46:40 PM

L1qu1d's right, your money would be much better spent on just adding another 8800GT.

An 8800GT is essentially the same card as an 9800GTX except with 112 shaders instead of 128, and lower clocks. It's probably only 15~20% slower and simply overclocking it up to 9800GTX+ speeds can reduce that deficit to around %10.

Ergo, spending only $110 will only be about 15% slower than spending $350 on two 9800GTX+s. 300% cheaper, 15% slower is hard to argue with.

If you really want the extra horsepower, spending $450 dollars on a set of GTX 260s would be a better value than $350 on 9800GTXs.




September 18, 2008 2:20:47 PM

indeed, or just simply getting 4850 X2 would do you justice to a certain point as well. Well when it comes out:) 

It would perform better than 2 9800 GTX+s and only occupy 1 slot.
September 19, 2008 10:18:03 AM

oh but my mb is a nivida motherboard it doesnt support Crossfire "sadly"
(thats wat my frd told me)

so i have to get nivida cards

i live in aus and the GTX260 cost around $450ish
9800GTX+ cost around $260 or higher

and even if i change my mind to gettin sli GTX260 then again i have to ask the question "can my power supply run it" lol =O
September 19, 2008 2:35:41 PM

You do not need a motherboard that supports Crossfire to install a 4870 X2. The interconnect between the GPUs is on the card itself.
September 20, 2008 5:36:23 AM

oh okaii

but i dun want a 4870x2 tho =[ i know it pwns cost around $700ish

in aus and the GTX260 cost around $450ish
9800GTX+ cost around $260 or higher

and even if i change my mind to gettin sli GTX260 then again i have to ask the question "can my power supplypower supply run it" lol =O
September 20, 2008 6:30:31 AM

Toms hardware was able to run SLI 8800GT's on a 400-watt power supply ^^. 750-watts is plenty for anything, really.
September 20, 2008 11:16:34 AM

lol thx for reply

but i need to make sure coz i dun have the money to buy another power supply or any other stuff in my comp if it breaks down =[

need to make sure if it can 100% run it
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2008 1:02:11 PM

100% sure it will work! unless the psu is defective it wont work.
=]
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