my main gaming pc is a dell xps 630i and it has all the better/higher parts in it and i was looking at the psu last night while installing a pci slot fan and i noticed this where it shows the amps for the different volt rails (12,5,3 i think) i saw this:
now does that mean this psu has 4 12+V rails??? i honestly dont know, it has 2x pci-e 6-pin connectors (no 8-pins) and also does that mean it 36A for each pci-e connector??? currently i am running a 9800GX2 with 1 pci-e connector using an adapter that takes the 6-pin and makes it into 2x 6+2 connectors, if thats unclear here is what im using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
so if anyone could clear this up that would be great. because if this thing has 4 12+v rails i might look into SLI GTX 280 with this thing. thanks for any help
Geforce say it would take a 680 watt PSU with 40+ Amps on the +12V rail/s for SIL 280's
If you look at your PSU again i think it says on the side how much the max power is on the 4 rails, the picture i saw on dells site wasnt clear enough for me to read it properly.
It looks like you would have enough power but if you could just confirm what it says i can give you a definate answer.
well SLI GTX280's, i was kinda joking about that lol. i just bought a 9800GX2 so ill be fine for a while. i just wanted to know if i had 4 rails and if that is for each 6-pin pci-e connector. im running my GX2 off of one of the pci-e connectors so i guess so. thanks mactronix. it will be a long while before i think about sli gtx280's.