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March 3, 2010 6:36:38 AM

If it's a 900W 80+ rated PSU, it is good for 900W continuous output. That having been said, I'll be rather shocked if a PC with 3 9600s in it would come even close to 800W.
March 3, 2010 6:53:22 AM

cjl said:
If it's a 900W 80+ rated PSU, it is good for 900W continuous output. That having been said, I'll be rather shocked if a PC with 3 9600s in it would come even close to 800W.



then what does "at 100% load means" :??: 
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March 3, 2010 7:05:12 AM

capital_one said:
the what does "at 100% load means" :??: 


In the 80+ chart? That means the efficiency.
March 3, 2010 7:32:55 AM

here is a review on the topower 900
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/738

it gets a good review,,but out all i listed, it would be my last choice..

couple good links for power supply reviews-
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

these 2 sites do excellent jobs on reviewing power supplys



this coolermaster is suppose to be good-
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?nam [...] a6b497148c

xfx is also rated great
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] _-17207001

this is the one i probably would buy-
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSear [...] ia=BA50048

here is a 900w with good reviews-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] _-17342012

another good corsair,,,-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139013

any of the above would be great psu,,with the corsair hx850 having 7 year warranty, and excellent intermal components
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March 3, 2010 8:16:15 AM
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I agree that a Corsair HX850 would be a better choice (though the one you linked to as a "900W with good reviews" quite simply doesn't have good reviews). If the OP already has the topower though, it should work just fine.
a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 8:34:05 AM

According to this PSU calculator two 9600GT with i7 and 3 RAM stick and 90% usage and 10% Cap aging gives 352 watts...

I don't think 3rd card will take the consumption to 800W!!!
March 3, 2010 9:00:06 AM

capital_one said:
my total load for my PC with 3 nvidia 9600gt is coming to 800 W as per the asus power calculator

http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalcula...

however the 80 Silver UCP 900W coolermaster PSU takes only 750 W at 100% load.


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/742/3


what should i do now ? :( 


That power supply calculator on ASUS's site is utter rubbish. For example increasing your fans by 3 or adding a HDD increases the required wattage by 50. No HDD or fan uses even close to that much power. You should try a proper power supply calculator like this http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp before you go buy a new power supply for yourself.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 3, 2010 9:06:14 AM

Agreed. No way three 9600GTs will use 900W. Not the best PSU, but you shouldn't be close to hitting its limit.
a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 9:10:49 AM

I too, got the result from Antec PSU calculator :) 
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March 3, 2010 9:22:27 AM

capital_one said:
my total load for my PC with 3 nvidia 9600gt is coming to 800 W as per the asus power calculator

http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalcula...


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

A single 9600GT needs about 5 amps (60 watts).

The Asus power supply calculator must be a piece of crappy software.
Never mind. If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all.
March 3, 2010 10:10:18 AM

shubham1401 said:
According to this PSU calculator two 9600GT with i7 and 3 RAM stick and 90% usage and 10% Cap aging gives 352 watts...

I don't think 3rd card will take the consumption to 800W!!!


just select one 9600 nvidia and see the power rating :) 
March 3, 2010 11:19:47 AM

shubham1401 said:
According to this PSU calculator two 9600GT with i7 and 3 RAM stick and 90% usage and 10% Cap aging gives 352 watts...

I don't think 3rd card will take the consumption to 800W!!!



"this PSU calculator" .....which PSU calculator were you working ON :sarcastic:  :lol: 
March 3, 2010 11:48:37 AM

jsc said:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

A single 9600GT needs about 5 amps (60 watts).

The Asus power supply calculator must be a piece of crappy software.
Never mind. If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all.



everything will change with a lighting thunder the moment i switch from 9600gt to GTX 260 or GTX 275 or even a 9800 gt

:lol: 
a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 1:21:05 PM

capital_one said:
"this PSU calculator" .....which PSU calculator were you working ON :sarcastic:  :lol: 



You Have two eyes?
Just read the post above the one you replied...



BTW I clarified that in the post in which I wrote:

'I too, got the result from Antec PSU calculator :)  '



We're Just trying to help you...
March 3, 2010 4:06:13 PM

capital_one said:
"this PSU calculator" .....which PSU calculator were you working ON :sarcastic:  :lol: 

Honestly, 350-400W is MUCH more believable for that system than 800+W. I would say that the calculator you used in the OP was complete garbage.
March 4, 2010 5:08:55 AM

shubham1401 said:
You Have two eyes?
Just read the post above the one you replied...



BTW I clarified that in the post in which I wrote:

'I too, got the result from Antec PSU calculator :)  '



We're Just trying to help you...



ya but just one head :lol: 
March 4, 2010 5:16:56 AM

cjl said:
Honestly, 350-400W is MUCH more believable for that system than 800+W. I would say that the calculator you used in the OP was complete garbage.



so why would a 20 billion US$ company like ASUS create garbage

purposefully :sarcastic: 
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 5:23:31 AM

capital_one said:
so why would a 20 billion US$ company like ASUS create garbage

purposefully :sarcastic: 



Maybe....

After all it has 20 billion to spend :pt1cable: 

Anyways... this is a PSU finder by Corsair.

http://www.corsair.com/psufinder/default.aspx

This doesn't have the option for 3 cards.
a c 80 ) Power supply
a b Î Nvidia
March 4, 2010 5:25:19 AM

You mean a company has never made a bad decision, or had a bug in their code? I never knew that.
March 4, 2010 5:31:07 AM

capital_one said:
so why would a 20 billion US$ company like ASUS create garbage

purposefully :sarcastic: 

I don't know. I do know that I've measured my system's power consumption at right around 800W though, and it uses a pair of 4870x2s, 5 hard drives, and an overclocked i7 that runs only slightly cooler than a nuclear furnace (well, OK, my TRUE does a darn good job, but the amount of heat my computer can pump out is staggering. I haven't turned on the heat in my room in a month, despite it being cold with the window slightly open for ventilation). If 3 9600 GTs and whatever else you have in your system comes to 800W, I'd be shocked, because I'm fairly certain that on a 1 to 1 basis, a 9600 GT GPU uses less power than a 4870.

Besides, I just put my system into that calculator, and it recommended a 1200W minimum. I've been running it for almost a year and a half on a Corsair HX1000, and I've actually measured the power consumption at 800W peak. That pretty much confirms that the calculator there is garbage.
March 4, 2010 5:38:09 AM

shubham1401 said:


This doesn't have the option for 3 cards.



may be corsair doesn't have exactly 20 billion, :lol: 

therefore they couldn't figure out the need for multiple graphic cards on the PSU calculator

so much for R n D spending :lol: 
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 5:41:56 AM

@capital_one

Our job was to give you the correct suggestion and that we did.

Now its all upto you what you want to do.

If you wanna buy a 1200W unit then its your decision.

All I would say now is "ALL THE BEST" :) 
March 4, 2010 5:45:29 AM

shubham1401 said:
You Have two eyes?
Just read the post above the one you replied...



BTW I clarified that in the post in which I wrote:

'I too, got the result from Antec PSU calculator :)  '



We're Just trying to help you...



even the antec PSU calculator allows you to just add cards as SLI

there could be 2 or 3 cards in SLI !!!!

that doesn't makes sense :sarcastic: 

now you quickly tell me a PSU calculator which gives me the option of at least 4 nvidia cards to calculate PSU rating

apart from your so called "garbage" ASUS :lol: 
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 5:49:36 AM

capital_one said:
even the antec PSU calculator allows you to just add cards as SLI

there could be 2 or 3 cards in SLI !!!!

that doesn't makes sense :sarcastic: 

now you quickly tell me a PSU calculator which gives me the option of at least 4 nvidia cards to calculate PSU rating

apart from your so called "garbage" ASUS :lol: 



So which 1000-2000W PSU are you going to buy? :kaola: 
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 5:51:47 AM

Ever heard of Tri-SLI or Quad-SLI?

IMO SLI means dual cards(Not so sure about it though).
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 6:04:28 AM

capital_one said:
everything will change with a lighting thunder the moment i switch from 9600gt to GTX 260 or GTX 275 or even a 9800 gt

:lol: 

OK. 9600GT -> 9800GT - 5 amps per card to 10 amps per card, total 30 amps.
9600GT -> GTX260 - 5 to 11 per card, total 33 amps.
9600GT -> GTX275 - 5 to about 15 - 16 amps, 48 amps total.

48 amps X 12 volts = 576 watts. Still quite a ways from 800 watts. But why?

GTX260's are about $200, 3 for $600.
GTx275's are about $250, 3 for $750.

You can buy a single 5870 for about $400. And you can buy a single 5970 for $700.

Which makes more sense? Three video cards (which will scale to about 250% performance of a single card if you are lucky) or one modern card with better performance, less power consumption, and DX11 capability?

Unless, of course, you are in love with the idea of running 3 cards in SLI:
"I'm running graphics cards in triple SLI." :bounce:  And your friends go :o 
March 4, 2010 6:05:24 AM

capital_one said:
may be corsair doesn't have exactly 20 billion, :lol: 

therefore they couldn't figure out the need for multiple graphic cards on the PSU calculator

so much for R n D spending :lol: 

Corsair has it figured out correctly. The 9600 GT doesn't support Tri SLI (you do know that, right?), hence the lack of the option for three of them. On cards that support 3 or 4 GPUs, it allows you to select more.

Believe me though, the Asus PSU calculator is wrong. I posted actual measurements from my system proving it above. Your system would be fine with a decent 650 or similar.
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 6:10:29 AM

shubham1401 said:
Maybe....

After all it has 20 billion to spend :pt1cable: 

Anyways... this is a PSU finder by Corsair.

http://www.corsair.com/psufinder/default.aspx

This doesn't have the option for 3 cards.

That's simple. Calculate for 1 card. Calculate for 2 cards. Subtract smaller number from larger.
3 card calculation = 2 card calculation + difference.
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 6:18:19 AM

jsc said:
That's simple. Calculate for 1 card. Calculate for 2 cards. Subtract smaller number from larger.
3 card calculation = 2 card calculation + difference.



Yes. I did the same...

But OP needs a PSU calculator having th option of 3 cards.
March 4, 2010 7:39:33 AM

the 9600gt needs about 95 watts, so 3 of em = 300watts....cpu-135 at the most ...so that is 435 watts...the remainder should not come close to 400 watts.
March 4, 2010 11:20:43 AM

shubham1401 said:
So which 1000-2000W PSU are you going to buy? :kaola: 



where did you read that i said i was looking for 1000-2000W :ouch: 
March 4, 2010 11:23:08 AM

shubham1401 said:
Ever heard of Tri-SLI or Quad-SLI?

IMO SLI means dual cards(Not so sure about it though).



exactly ANTEC psu calculator just says "SLI"

what is that supposed to mean "HEX-SLI" "SEPT-SLI" :lol: 
March 4, 2010 11:57:57 AM

jsc said:
OK. 9600GT -> 9800GT - 5 amps per card to 10 amps per card, total 30 amps.
9600GT -> GTX260 - 5 to 11 per card, total 33 amps.
9600GT -> GTX275 - 5 to about 15 - 16 amps, 48 amps total.

48 amps X 12 volts = 576 watts. Still quite a ways from 800 watts. But why?

GTX260's are about $200, 3 for $600.
GTx275's are about $250, 3 for $750.

You can buy a single 5870 for about $400. And you can buy a single 5970 for $700.

Which makes more sense? Three video cards (which will scale to about 250% performance of a single card if you are lucky) or one modern card with better performance, less power consumption, and DX11 capability?

Unless, of course, you are in love with the idea of running 3 cards in SLI:
"I'm running graphics cards in triple SLI." :bounce:  And your friends go :o 


then go through all the pain of getting a active display port adapter and a cable and come close to India Rupees 18000.00 for just one ATI basic series 5 card for just three dislplays

i can get three 9600gt for India Rupees 18000.00 for six displays :sarcastic: 

this forum seems to be so enamoured with ATI :love: 
March 4, 2010 1:53:56 PM

capital_one said:
then go through all the pain of getting a active display port adapter and a cable and come close to India Rupees 18000.00 for just one ATI basic series 5 card for just three dislplays

i can get three 9600gt for India Rupees 18000.00 for six displays :sarcastic: 

this forum seems to be so enamoured with ATI :love: 

Because ATI has the better high end parts right now, and this forum likes high end parts. If you'd looked a couple years ago, this forum was almost always recommending Nvidia.

Oh, and why do you need 6 displays?
a b ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 2:09:07 PM

@OP: You mis-interpret whatever we say...
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 2:42:24 PM

And this is the first time that you have mentioned that you are in India and are using 6 displays. If we had known that in the beginning, we wouldn't have need about half of this thread. :)  And I wouldn't need to apologize for the :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

My 4 computers' video cards:
FX5700 (pretty old system :) , 640 MB 8800GTS, GTX260, and 4870. I was planning to use a GTX275, but I was helping a friend build a WoW system and he decided he didn't need a second 4870.

So as of two years ago, I leaned toward nVidia. But for now, Team Green sucks for the upper third of the video market.

I work in Saudi Arabia. Upper end video cards here are about 50% more expensive than in the US so I sympathize.
March 5, 2010 3:31:24 AM

shubham1401 said:
@OP: You mis-interpret whatever we say...



what do you mean by "we say"

are you all sitting in the same room :o 
March 5, 2010 3:33:28 AM

jsc said:
And this is the first time that you have mentioned that you are in India and are using 6 displays. If we had known that in the beginning, we wouldn't have need about half of this thread. :)  And I wouldn't need to apologize for the :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

My 4 computers' video cards:
FX5700 (pretty old system :) , 640 MB 8800GTS, GTX260, and 4870. I was planning to use a GTX275, but I was helping a friend build a WoW system and he decided he didn't need a second 4870.

So as of two years ago, I leaned toward nVidia. But for now, Team Green sucks for the upper third of the video market.

I work in Saudi Arabia. Upper end video cards here are about 50% more expensive than in the US so I sympathize.



by your logic actually this thread will go to four times of its current length coz i stay in India for only three months :lol: 
March 5, 2010 3:35:48 AM

cjl said:
Because ATI has the better high end parts right now, and this forum likes high end parts. If you'd looked a couple years ago, this forum was almost always recommending Nvidia.

Oh, and why do you need 6 displays?



the basic 5 series ATI card isn't high end at all,

i really need up to 8 monitors but not immediately,
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 5, 2010 11:42:30 AM

capital_one said:
the basic 5 series ATI card isn't high end at all,


In Saudi Arabia, if it's DX11, it's upper end.
March 6, 2010 7:15:23 AM

jsc said:
In Saudi Arabia, if it's DX11, it's upper end.


what are you doing in dharan

and you are aged 63 :ouch: 

are you an American in Saudi :??: 

that implies you are retired and sit the whole day on Tom's Hardware

not good for your health :non: 
a c 80 ) Power supply
a b Î Nvidia
March 6, 2010 7:46:41 AM

Thread close please.
March 6, 2010 8:08:01 AM

4745454b said:
Thread close please.


which one you think is the best answer :??: 
March 6, 2010 8:27:21 AM

Best answer selected by capital_one.
March 14, 2010 12:48:26 PM

OP is a fail troll who has an agenda, and when you attack his agenda, he thinks he can scare you by reading your profile info and then posting it in the thread, to make you think he's a leet hacker.

I honestly have not seen someone fail at the internet so miserably since around 2005 or so, when flames forums really starting gaining popularity.
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