SLI 9600gt

Hi, I currently have an Asus EN9600gt Silent 512m Gfx card. I am considering Sli with another 9600gt card and have a Sli motherboard (Asus P5N-D)
The only problem I believe I face is my power supply only being 500w, (silverstone SST-ST50F). Will this be enough power to run two 9600gt's as well as all my other components,(listed below)? I was also wondering whats the best gfx card to SLI with my 9600gt, I hear you need to stay in the same family.

Here is my power supply details:
http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_spec.php?pno=st50f&area=usa

Intel core quad Q6700 @2.66
4gb ddr2- @800
Asus P5N-D
Asus EN9600gt Silent 512m
Silverstone 500w (SST-ST50F)

Cheers.
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  1. 9600GT's are not really worth SLi'ing IMHO, you would be better off holding on for a few weeks more and seeing if you can get a single more powerful card that would be worth pairing up later on.
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    If you can get the second 9600gt for cheap i say go for it.

    I had a Pair of 9600GT's in SLI.

    Single pulled 12K, In SLI they pulled 20K.

    In what?
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    06. Vantage needs Vista or 7 unfortunately.

    What CPU and at what clockspeed was that at as it seems as though your 9600's are more powerful than the 8800GT's which many benchmarks do not seem to show.
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    9600GT's are not really worth SLi'ing IMHO, you would be better off holding on for a few weeks more and seeing if you can get a single more powerful card that would be worth pairing up later on.


    I wish I could vote you Best Answer right now! You might have done it before but this is the first time I've read you dissuading someone away from SLI and encouraging them into a more powerful single card solution.
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    4.8ghz I3

    I thought so, it's not really representative of what the OP could expect to see with their Q6700 @2.66 now is it?
    hundredislandsboy said:
    I wish I could vote you Best Answer right now! You might have done it before but this is the first time I've read you dissuading someone away from SLI and encouraging them into a more powerful single card solution.


    I have done so before when people ask about SLi'ng lower powered cards.
  6. hales132 said:
    Hi, I currently have an Asus EN9600gt Silent 512m Gfx card. I am considering Sli with another 9600gt card and have a Sli motherboard (Asus P5N-D)
    The only problem I believe I face is my power supply only being 500w, (silverstone SST-ST50F). Will this be enough power to run two 9600gt's as well as all my other components,(listed below)? I was also wondering whats the best gfx card to SLI with my 9600gt, I hear you need to stay in the same family.

    Here is my power supply details:
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_spec.php?pno=st50f&area=usa

    Intel core quad Q6700 @2.66
    4gb ddr2- @800
    Asus P5N-D
    Asus EN9600gt Silent 512m
    Silverstone 500w (SST-ST50F)

    Cheers.



    SLi is enthusiast level gaming which means you need a performance specs PSU and yours isn't. Each 9600 GT will draw about 95 watts under full load. Your CPU will draw another 100 under full load. RAM, HD. DVD, mobo chipsets, cutting it very close and it'll probably work but why take the risk?

    Why spend a $100 for a decent PSU and then buy the new 9600 GT when you can sell your old card to a friend and go with something like a 4870 or 5770?
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