Enough Power for 3 Video Cards?

Xion AXP LAN-PARTY Edition AXP-1000R14HE 1000W Power Supply
Fans: 140mm Silent Blue LED Cooling Fan Main Connector: 20+4Pin +12V Rails: 6 PCI-Express Connector: 2 x 6-Pin 2 x 6+2-Pin SATA Power Connector: 8 Power Good Signal: 100-500ms Hold-up Time: 16ms min. Efficiency: Up to 85 %
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Is this power supply good enough for this system especially with these video cards?

I have a amd quad core 945 3.0 processor
4 gigs of ram
sli 2 gts 250s
and 1 9600 gt dedicated physix card
dvd/cd rw
MSI NF980-G65 triple sli motherboard

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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817190021
    That's your PSU, right?
    Wow, a very big power.
    It depend on what cards that u want to triple SLI, but mostly yes u can. :)
    U got a good quality PSU there...
  2. 1000 Watts Power Supplies (Xion SuperNova AXP-10000R14HE)
    Features / Specifications More Product Info ...


    Complies with ATX 12V 2.2Version, EPS 12V 2.91, and 2.92 version
    Maximum Power:


    140mm Silent Blue LED Cooling Fan

    1800 RPM (±10%)

    140 X 140 X 25 mm

    103 CFM

    Main Connector:

    20 + 4 Pin

    PCI-E Connector:

    2 x 6 Pin, 2x 6+2 Pin
    SLI Support:

    nVidia SLI Certified
    Modular Cabling Support:


    Up to 85 %
    Power Good Signal:

    100 � 500 ms
    Hold-up Time:

    16ms min.
    Over Voltage Protection:

    Overload Protection:

    Input Voltage:

    115 ~ 230 V
    Input Frequency Range:

    47 � 63 Hz
    Input Current:

    15A @ 115V ~ 230V

    +12V3@20A,+12V4@33A, +12V5@33A, +12V6@20A, -12V@0.5A,+5VSB@5A

    >120,000 hours

    CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CB, BSMI

    1 x Main connector (20+4 pin)
    1 x 12V (8-pin)
    1 x 12V (4-pin)
    8 x peripheral
    6 x SATA
    1 x Floppy
    4 x PCI-E (2 x 6pin & 2 x 6+2pin)

    Very Close this is a different edition i think but here are the specs
  3. oneusairman said:

    sli 2 gts 250s
    and 1 9600 gt dedicated physix card

    That PSU is PLENTY for those 3 video cards. The gts250's really don't consume that much power, and a 9600GT wouldn't even add much more. You could really probably get away with a 700-750W PSU for that setup.

    The GTS250 has a max power of 105W. The Nvidia recommended requirements state a 450W PSU for the total system. Add 105w for the extra GTS250 which is 560W. There are (2) version of the 9600GT, so lets go with the more power consuming one at 96W max. Add that into our total and it gives us 656W max usage, and this probably isn't even realistic. So a 700-750W would be a good choice. I'd lean to a 750w to be honest.
  4. thx for the reply. I agree with you a 800 watt would be good enough but im making this pc to be upgradable for the next 5 yrs atleast. I will need 1000 watts in the future to sli newer nvidia cards and that is what my plain is. Also I Plan on capping out the ram memory too.
  5. How do you know the power-consumption of Fermi & even further off cards?
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