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GeForce GTX 295: Requirements?

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June 5, 2009 9:37:10 AM

Hey guys, I've a bunch of questions about the GTX 295... to make things easier to read I've divvied 'em up:

Power: Nvidia's product page lists a power consumption of around 290W. So does this mean I need to get a 750W power supply (the 680W listed doesn't sound enough for me)? Any special PSU feature I should watch out for?

Cooling: In your experience, is the card good to go with stock cooling, under a room temp of 24C?

Display: I want the card to power two monitors... dual-30" displays are out of the question right? What about a couple of 24-inchers?

Components: Are there any particular processor-memory setups I should never go below, lest they bottleneck a GTX 295? My impression is that at least 2GB or RAM and a high-end Core 2 Quad are needed, am I right?

Appreciate any help you can provide.

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June 5, 2009 11:54:49 AM

The power supply depends on quality, not wattage. Cheap supplies often do not provide their rated power and lack safety features. A 700-750W supply from any of these will be a sound purchase : Antec, Seasonic, OCZ, Pc Power and Cooling, or Corsair. You will not need more wattage, these are 'A' line supplies.

Stock cooling is fine, provided you case has good airflow.

What are you going to do with the displays?...OK games yes, but two at at time?

Fast dual core and 2Gb is a minimum.
Ideally you should be looking for the fastest Quad, 4Gb of memory and a 64-bit operating system or the build is going to age very quickly.
June 5, 2009 12:42:48 PM

Lavarin said:

Power: Nvidia's product page lists a power consumption of around 290W. So does this mean I need to get a 750W power supply (the 680W listed doesn't sound enough for me)? Any special PSU feature I should watch out for?

Well you do not rely need a 750W power supply. For example A Corsair 620W can power a system with GTX295 OC , 3 HDD, q6600@3.7GHz v1.55 with no problem.
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June 5, 2009 1:41:07 PM

1. pick up good and reliable PSU brand. I have 750Watt Corsair but you can go for lower Watts .Corsair 650, maybe even 620 is OK (as michael suggested), but if you want to be sure.... always check amps on 12V rail.
2. stock cooling is OK unless you put it to some cheapo plastic box with one 120 fan
3. yes
4. if I was you i would go for i7 build definitely - i7 920, aftermarket cooler, 6gb DDR3 1600Hmz and x58 mobo (asus P6T deluxe preferably). I have q6600 at 3.6 and p45 mobo and 4gb DDR2 and I am loosing something like 5-20% in games (depends on game, crysis negligible, world in confilct 20%) compared to core i7. I kept my old CPU but if you are building new system from scratch go for i7..buying high end quad (q9650) is not good deal and moreover i7, x58 mobo and DDR3 are much more cheaper now than 6 months ago.
June 6, 2009 4:45:41 AM

Yeah im on sli gtx 280's and im on a corsair 650w atm. running a core i7 @ 3.52 with 2 hdds
June 9, 2009 1:50:18 AM

Why only go with Intel guys? A high-end AMD CPU should also do the trick, right? The 2GB minimum also applies.
June 9, 2009 8:58:34 AM

he may want the dual monitors for use with dualhead2go, the graphics expansion module that combines two monitors as one with games. i don't know that much about GPU's but a single gtx 295 might be able to handle two "30" inchers. on youtube there is a video of a gtx 280 in SLI handling 3, "25" inch monitors(triplehead2go) on max with crysis warhead very smoothly.
June 16, 2009 1:10:29 AM

is a thermaltake toughpower a good power supply?
August 30, 2009 6:08:19 PM

Hey...I need help....

My pc I'm building is as follows.....

Antec 850 watss power supply

Antec p183 case

Asus p6t motherboard

Intel quad core i7 processor

Lg 22 optical drive

Samsung monitor sync master 22 inch'

Gtx 295 graphics card

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