9600gso sli on Antec earthwatts 500w ? Tags: Power Supplies Antec Intel i7 Components Product Last response: June 26, 2009 7:06 PM in Components Share peanutpc June 25, 2009 4:45:47 AM True budget gaming i7 rig for a friend (under $1000 USD tax and shipping included)... Core I7 920 (D0) Xigmatek DK S1283V MSI X58M MB 6GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 WD 640GB HDD 2 x Asus 9600 GSO (G92) Antec P180 mini case (micro atx) Antec EA500 PSU. Samsung DVD burner Question: Will 2 x 9600 GSO run fine on Antec EA500? or will he have a problem? More about : 9600gso sli antec earthwatts 500w mi1ez a b ) Power supply June 25, 2009 8:01:48 AM You'd do better buying one better graphics card than those 2. I would have said that PSU will be borderline, I'd feel safer with something at least a little bigger. theAnimal a b ) Power supply June 25, 2009 10:10:44 AM Should be fine, those cards don't draw that much power. Related resources 500W Antec Earthwatts w/ 8800GT SLI on my system? - Forum Antec EarthWatts 500W and sli - Forum Will Antec Earthwatts 500w PSU be enough for my gaming rig? - Forum Will Antec EarthWatts 500W do for me? - Forum Antec 430 Earthwatts vs Antec 500w Basiq - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hundredislandsboy June 25, 2009 10:33:08 AM Why buy 2 9600 GSO? Isn't that more expensive than 1 GTX 260 which performs better? outlw6669 a b ) Power supply June 25, 2009 10:45:31 AM That would be borderline at best. Better would be to ditch the SLI setup and get a single 4870/GTX 260. This will give you better performance at a lower cost. Onus a c 131 ) Power supply June 25, 2009 1:07:04 PM ^+1 for one better card. theAnimal a b ) Power supply June 25, 2009 10:00:13 PM outlw6669 said:Better would be to ditch the SLI setup and get a single 4870/GTX 260. That will draw more power than 2 GSOs. wuzy June 26, 2009 1:08:48 AM The Antec EA500 with 408W on its 12V rail is more than capable of handling the spec. listed in OP plus a GTX280 @stock. Either HD4870 1GB or GTX260 would fit that setup well. invisik June 26, 2009 1:02:40 PM I think OP is referring to a good deal on the 9600gso. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And yes that psu will handle 2 9600gso sli and have a lot of power left over. Antec EA500 is a excellent quality psu and could even handle up to 2 gtx260 sli. =] outlw6669 a b ) Power supply June 26, 2009 1:20:39 PM Damn, that is a steal! Now I kinda wish I still lived in the states. I could build a monster folding rig for so cheap... peanutpc June 26, 2009 6:49:52 PM Everything runs fine... 2 x 9600 GSO in sli is pretty good in game. After reapplying the thermal grease to the GSO, it idles in mid 30c and loads in high 60c. peanutpc June 26, 2009 6:53:16 PM Yes we got the GSO at newegg @ $55 each and got free COD World at war. It was a great freaken deal. $110 for 2 GPU and 2 free games (gonna sell @ ebay) megamanx00 a b ) Power supply June 26, 2009 7:06:39 PM YES that PSU should run that machine just fine I agree that it would make more sense to go with a better card. If you are going to go with two GSOs anyway then go for the 768MB versions as the 384MB versions will really be limited by memory before they are limited by GPU power. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAntec Earthwatts 500w for a hd 4850 1gb video card Forum SolvedWill a Antec EarthWatts 500W power my system? Forum SolvedAntec Earthwatts EA500 Delta 500W good for my system? Forum 2x 7870 Tahiti on a single Antec 500W EarthWatts PSU? Forum Will Antec Earthwatts 500W PSU be enough for a GTX 770? Forum Antec Earthwatts 500w with Z77x Forum Will Antec Earthwatts 500w PSU be enough for HD6850/6870 Forum My PC draws 300w from the wall. Is my Antec 500w Earthwatts enough? Forum Antec 500w EarthWatts for XFX 6870 Forum FS: Rosewill Challenger case and Antec 500W Earthwatts Forum Will Antec EarthWatts 500W do for me? Forum Will Antec Earthwatts 500W run this? Forum Antec Earthwatts 500W with HD4870x2 Forum OCZ 500W stealthxstream vs Antec 430W EarthWatts Green PSU Forum HELP.. gtx 295 using Antec 500w Earthwatts OK? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !