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Power Supply for SLI gtx 260

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January 29, 2009 11:24:48 AM

OK, I'm looking to get a second GTX 260 and i currently have a 750w power supply. I was wondering if that would be good enough for 2 way SLI or do I need to upgrade my power supply.
thanks :]
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 29, 2009 11:29:21 AM

750 watts is more than enough, but quality also counts.
What psu do you have ? And what are the rest of the pc's spes ?
January 29, 2009 11:53:40 AM

I have an E8500 overclocked to 4.0, gtx 260, 4 gigs, a motherboard that came with my dell idk what it exactly is (xps 630), and the same with the actual psu..
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January 29, 2009 12:44:16 PM

i dont know if your able to upgrade the psu due to dell product mobo and psu. might want to ask dell about that
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 29, 2009 4:17:08 PM

You can certainly upgrade if you feel the need to, it's a standard ATX power supply, but it should be able to handle dual 260's without a problem ( other than needing to use the power adapters )
January 29, 2009 4:35:36 PM

dell has got a lot better about their special little connections on their boards they used to have. a standard ATX power supply should work no problem.
i highly recommend shopping for a power supply with the proper plugs. the adapters are supposed to be for temporary use only as most card manufacturers state. i wouldn't risk my cards to a 10 cent piece of plastic with loose connectors floating around in it.
January 29, 2009 7:40:36 PM

oh ok... thanks a lot everyone
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a c 243 ) Power supply
January 29, 2009 8:22:45 PM

roofus said:

the adapters are supposed to be for temporary use only as most card manufacturers state.

I know far to many people who use them on a constant basis to buy into that.
January 30, 2009 1:19:50 AM

what kind of power adapters
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 30, 2009 1:58:10 AM

Molex to 6 pin adapters
January 30, 2009 3:08:36 AM

but i only have 3 molex
a b ) Power supply
January 30, 2009 10:18:11 PM

Assuming your PSU is of high quality (Corsair, PC P&C), yes then 750W is more than enough.
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