Help with power requirements for SLI Tags: Nvidia SLI Graphics Last response: December 23, 2009 5:18 AM in Graphics & Displays Share hilmy2002 December 22, 2009 2:47:11 AM Hi, I have a quick question, i would like to know if this current build will run fine if i go sli with gtx260 core 216 using my current PSU? CPU: Intel E8200 (Stock) Mobo: Asus P5N-D Graphics (current): 1x GTX260 core 216 (Stock) RAM: Kingston 4gb 800 HDD: 2x 500gb Hdds PSU: Xigmatek 650w (http://www.xigmatek.com/product/power-nrpmc651.php) I won't be overclocking. I tried looking around and i couldn't find a straight answer. Some ppl say yes and others say no. I am a noob when it comes to PSU's and power requirements. Any help will be much appreciated, Thanks! EDIT: My PSU has 3x 6 pin connectors and 1 of the 8 pin connecotrs can convert into a 6 pin making 4x 6pin in total. each 12v rails are independant and have 18amp ratings.... is that enough? More about : power requirements sli arges86 December 23, 2009 4:41:46 AM Your PSU should be plenty the wost case, you wait to buy one, and test for instability. But i don't see how your setup, even OCed will max out your PSU. I'm not really familiar w/ the brand but you should be good. This site can help http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html hell_storm2004 December 23, 2009 5:01:56 AM You should change your PSU. The GTX260 SLI takes in 610W on load. That leaves absolutely nothing for other components. Plus there's the question of reliability. http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i... This review shows that its certainly not the best one available in the market. I would suggest Corsair TX750 for you or TX850. Whichever fits your budget! Related resources Power requirements of SLI - Forum Power requirements - 2x GTX460 SLI - Forum Gtx470 sli power requirements - Forum What are Geforce GTS 250 SLI Power requirements - Forum GTX 550 ti SLI PSU requirements ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TheVoid December 23, 2009 5:10:42 AM hell_storm2004 said:You should change your PSU. The GTX260 SLI takes in 610W on load. That leaves absolutely nothing for other components. Plus there's the question of reliability. http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i... This review shows that its certainly not the best one available in the market. I would suggest Corsair TX750 for you or TX850. Whichever fits your budget! Where do you see just the video cards taking 610W? The only 2 video cards i see taking that much power are the 5870 in CF. I am personally running 2x 9800GTX in SLI with a Pentium E6500 at 3.66ghz and 5 HDDs, all on a OCZ 500w PSU. So no, you dont need any more PSU. arges86 December 23, 2009 5:18:39 AM hilmy2002 said: I tried looking around and i couldn't find a straight answer. Some ppl say yes and others say no. I am a noob when it comes to PSU's and power requirements. & once again he is left right where he started off w/ no one agreeing on anything Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHelp ! Upgrading to SLI GTX 660 Ti 3GB & Have PSU Requirements Question ForumPower Requirements for 9800 GTOC SLI Forum8800gt SLI power requirements ForumGTX 560 Ti - Help understanding power requirements ForumPower Requirements and Specs For Popular Graphic Cards Guide ForumGtx 660 non-ti sli psu requirements ? ForumGTX 560ti SLI PSU Requirements ? ForumTri sli 470 gtx power requirement ForumUpgrade Path from 7950GT with critical power requirements . ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumAnyone know about Hybrid Crossfire with IGU and 4670 ForumHTPC GPU Issue. Help!! ForumCPU/GPU Balance with e5200 ForumSystem Requirements Puzzle ForumCan this run mw2 with 4670 HD More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !